No, not MY Deaf family! It's the name of a reality show about a hearing teenager whose whole family is Deaf. The show is produced by Marlee Matlin, award winning actress who is also Deaf. Go check it out, and spread the word!

Listen to Show 71

Here's part two of my conversation with Ron Stewart on accessible instructional materials. Don't forget to go back and hear part 1 in Show 70 if you haven't yet.

Some additional resources that we talked about in this episode include:

Recording for the Blind and Dyslexic


National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped

National Center on Accessible Materials (NCAM)

Wiki on Open Source Curriculum

Effective Practices for Description of Science Content within Digital Talking Books


Listen to Show 70

I had a great conversation with Ron Stewart about the accessibility of instructional materials, what's going on right now, and what will hopefully be coming in the future. We ended up talking for almost an hour! So I've divided the interview into three more manageable lengths. This is part one.

The Drop Movie (based on Marcus Engel's life)

AccessText Network

AHEAD eText Solutions

DAISY Consortium



National Center on Accessible Instructional Materials


Speaker and author, Marcus Engel, has been on the show a couple of times. He became blind in college when hit by a drunk driver. A short film has been made about an experience in his life, called The Drop. You can see it at

We will be having an interview on the show that Marcus' wife, Marvelyne, did with Marcus and the actor who portrayed him.

Go check out this video. It's amazing! I'm hoping Tyler will be able to be on the show.

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