Archive for the 'Inclusion' Category

In a tale of love and marriage, The Blindnamic Duo are sharing how they make things work on this week's podisode!

 

After a slight delay, Marc and Jan are back to discuss what it's like to be married while relying on social assistance. How does being on ODSP put a strain on those in a benefit unit? What financial hardships did it cause for the two? How do they work through these issues? What actually makes The Blind Avenger and Guiding Goddess luckier than other married couples?

 

It's only a fraction of what's covered in the 70 minute podisode so tune in for the rest!

 

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(Episode art: An image depicts a stick figure of Marc wearing sunglasses on the left. He's holding his white cane, throwing a ball in the air and saying "Wee!" On the right, a stick figure of Jan says, "It's the ol' ball and cane." A heart with "Marc + Jan" written in bigger letters inside is above the scene. The sketch was drawn by Marc Rocheleau, who is completely blind.)

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The Blindnamic Duo are back and have plenty of ground to cover!

 

How is Marc preparing for a revolution and what is Jan doing to help paint a picture for him? We're  reviewing Crip Camp: A Disability Revolution, talking Instagram photos and making a big announcement. Be sure to listen if you're on the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP) and looking for a way to share your story!

 

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(Episode art: An image depicts a stick figure of Marc holding his white cane on the left while saying, "Get it? photos!" Photos is spelt "f, a, u, x, dash, t, o, e, s." His cane laughs at the joke as a stick figure of Jan on the right says, "I hate caned laughter." The words "Hold Your Applause" are written in big letters above the scene. The sketch was drawn by Marc Rocheleau, who is completely blind.)

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The Blindnamic Duo are taking flight once again!

 

Leaving the serious content for their website, Marc and Jan decided to keep things light with this week's podisode. Going in with no particular topic, the two ended up having a lengthy discussion on the portrayal of diabetics in TV & film. Aside from that, hear about the Guiding Goddess trying to steal her husband's cane and why you shouldn't mess with The Blind Avenger!

 

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[Episode art: An image depicts a stick figure of Marc wearing his sunglasses on the left as he asks, "Where's my cane?" A couch has been moved in front of him and a stick figure of Jan stands with his white cane on the other side. She responds, "Just a little bit closer..."  The words "Getting Ready For A Trip" are written in big letters above the scene. The sketch was drawn by Marc Rocheleau, who is completely blind. The couch was drawn by Jan Rocheleau, who isn't.)

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They aren't the Jeffersons, but this week The Blindnamic Duo are moving on up!

 

Jumping back almost seven years, Marc and Jan discuss what it was like to move out three weeks before their wedding. What makes an apartment more enticing for someone who is blind? Which aspects does moving have in common with the disability? Why isn't it always a good idea to whistle while you work? How did The Guiding Goddess adjust to living with a blind man and what things do they both need to be aware of?

 

We cover these aspects of assimilation and more as The Blind Avenger also follows up on two burning questions from last week's podisode. What are you waiting for?

 

Links we mentioned on the podcast:

 

- Why Do Blind People Wear Sunglasses? by Blind To Billionaire

 

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(Episode Art: An image depicts a stick figure of Jan saying "Marc?" on the left. The words "Moving On Up" are written in big letters above her. A stick figure of Marc holds the "p" from one hand and his white cane in the other while saying "Hi." The sketch was drawn by Marc Rocheleau, who is completely blind.)

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They may be late for Valentine's, but The Blindnamic Duo still thinks it's a great day for a blind wedding.

 

On this week's podisode, Marc and Jan talk all about what went into planning their big jump into holy matrimony. What extra steps were required to make the big day accessible for someone who is blind? You might be surprised at the answers. Covering almost everything from the proposal to the first kiss and beyond (Get your minds out of the gutters, sickos,) this podisode is stuffed tighter than a wedding bouquet!

 

We also share plenty of random asides and stories along the way. This includes the Tesseract/cosmic cube, how Marc picked out his groomsmen's tuxedo colour and (along with Jan) ensured their wedding ceremony wouldn't set the church on fire. Also, did we mention watching Velocipastor? Okay, so maybe we buried the lead there.

 

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(Episode Art: An image depicts a stick figure of Jan in her wedding gown on the left as she says, "you can't see the bride before the wedding!" On the right, a stick figure of Marc wearing a bowtie replies, "don't worry, I can't!" The words "Advantages Of Blind Love" are written in big letters above the scene. The sketch was drawn by Marc Rocheleau, who is completely blind.)

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It's a dirty job but someone has to do it. Good thing The Blindnamic Duo are back and ready to get serious!

 

This week, Marc and Jan are getting into the nitty gritty of finding a job when you're disabled. sharing some personal experiences, the two also cover why certain solutions don't always work and how things tie into social assistance. At the end of the day there ain't no party like a blind job party so get ready for an in depth discussion about employment. Disabled workplaces represent, yo!

 

All kidding aside, we get a bit more serious than usual but still maintain the charm you've come to know and love. How did Marc over think himself out of a job not once but twice? What would he do to gain an advantage over Jan in an interview? Why is she obsessed with car metaphors and what makes our podcast absolute rubbish? There's only one way to find out!

 

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(Episode Art: An image depicts stick figures of Marc and Jan on the left. Jan says "“that moose job is getting away” and Marc, holding a gun, says "Hasta la vista, jobby." The stick figure of a man on the right replies, “I said I’m from MooseJaw!" The words "Blind Job Hunting" are written in big letters above the scene. The sketch was drawn by Marc Rocheleau, who is completely blind.)

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The Blindnamic Duo are back and ready to rock the 2020 premiere of the podcast!

 

After a short hiatus, Marc and Jan have returned with an action packed podisode filled with stories from their holiday season: How does a blind man participate in axe throwing? What happened during an apartment-wide power outage along with the consequences? How did The Blind Avenger's audio descriptions help the Guiding Goddess' movie going experience? (It's a story of Marc taking the lead for once!)

 

We also talk stinky onions, birthday/holiday parties and getting doped up at the hospital on this pot pourri of of a podisode. It's like a Christmas gift in mid-January!

 

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(Episode Art: An image depicts a stick figure of Jan on the left saying "Oh no! The power is out!" to the right, a stick figure of Marc wears his sunglasses and holds his white cane while replying, "Welcome to my world!" The phrase "Who's Guiding Who?" is written in big letters above the scene. The sketch was drawn by Marc Rocheleau, who is completely blind.)

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The Blindnamic Duo are celebrating their 25th episode in style and it's... educational?

 

Covering how Marc got into college, he and Jan lay out how The Blind Avenger earned his degree at the school of hard knocks. Why did the former head of journalism refuse to talk with the beacon of blindness? How did the future journalist still slide into the program? What extra obstacles did he face due to his disability and why couldn't his skills speak for themselves? 

 

If you take anything away from this podisode it should probably be "don't piss Marc off!" In addition to these questions, we allude to future hurdles he didn't see coming (no pun intended,) discuss an amazing Christmas lights show in the area and Jan starts singing... again. (Oh the humanity!)

 

Anyway, don't be a dingleberry: Make your earholes happy by subscribing for free and listening to our latest podisodes as soon as they're released. Just search for Blind Luminations wherever great podcasts are found or click here. Next week we'll be back to talk about a very white cane Christmas!

 

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(Episode art: An image depicts a stick figure of Marc loudly knocking on the door of a building. The word "school" is on the wall over it and "School Of Hard Knocks" is written in big letters above the scene. The sketch was drawn by Marc Rocheleau, who is completely blind.) 

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What fun is a relationship if there isn't a little bit of stabbing once in awhile?

 

While it may sound sadistic, The Blindnamic Duo is actually covering how Jan and Marc manage the latter's diabetes. Find out how The Blind Avenger checks his blood sugar, gives himself insulin and listen to an audio demonstration of both! It's the perfect solution for those who have always wanted to hear a blind man get stabbed and bleed while being too queasy to watch!

 

Beyond this immersive experience, find out why blind diabetics have great  relationships, lots of sweets and like noise. Marc and Jan are making up for lost time so strap in and get some audio sweetener! (Did you think we were going to promote sugar here?)

 

Don't be a dingleberry: Make your earholes happy by subscribing for free and listening to our latest podisodes as soon as they're released. (Just search for Blind Luminations wherever great podcasts are found or click here. Next week we'll be celebrating our 25th episode by discussing how Marc got into college!

 

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(Episode art: An image depicts a stick figure of Jan holding an insulin pen and smiling on the left side as she says, "Let me stab you!"  On the right side, a stick figure of Marc replies back,I already had my insulin!" The words "Bad Medicine" are written in big letters above the scene. The sketch was drawn by Marc Rocheleau, who is completely blind.)

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In a podisode that pits fact against fiction, The Blindnamic Duo explores the reality of blindness when compared to its portrayal in entertainment.

 

Learning more about their unique thoughts, Marc and Jan pick each other's brains about perceptions of the blind in pop culture and beyond! What characters did The Blind Avenger find empowering and which depictions were not so great? How did the Guiding Goddess view the visually-impaired in different forms of media before and after she met Marc? What creates a fully-fleshed out character with a disability and how is Hollywood dropping the ball when it comes to representing visual-impairment? (Here's a hint: There isn't just perfect vision or nothing, folks!)

 

The two also delve into several anecdotes while tackling some classic scenes with blind characters. All of this before talk of how others take certain content, an actor's responsibility when playing disabled characters and how Marc's sighted days influence his opinions of past films.

 

It's one of Marc's favourite discussions so don't be a dingleberry: Make your earholes happy by subscribing for free and listening to this, along with all future podisodes, as soon as they're released. (Just search for Blind Luminations wherever great podcasts are found or click here.

 

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(Episode art: An image depicts a stick figure of Jan using Marc's sunglasses and white cane  on the left side while saying, "Hey look! I'm blind!" On the right side, a stick figure of Marc replies back, "You know I can't!" The words "Blind Acting" are written in big letters above the scene. The sketch was drawn by Marc Rocheleau, who is completely blind.)

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