The Blind Spot

The Blind Spot

Latest Episodes

14 - Student Perspective and Access to Diagnosis
August 23, 2022

Tina talks with Catriona Nicholls, a mature student at UCD, about being a student, neurodiversity and participating in the UCD Neurodiversity Working Group. Thanks and Acknowledgement to Jessica Viola for podcast production, recording and editing. Brian

13 - Assistance Dogs for Neurodiverse Children and Teenagers
August 22, 2022

Tina talks with Eimear Kenneally about what assistance dogs can do and community dogs can do for neuro diveristy. Eimear is a Guide Dog and Assistance Dog Trainer with Irish Guide Dogs. Thanks and Acknowledgement to Jessica Viola for podcast production,

12 - Actor and Autism Activist
August 21, 2022

Tina interviews Eleanor Walsh a performer and an autism and disability advocate. Eleanor graduated from DIT Conservatory of Music and Drama in 2017 with a BA in Drama (Performance), and recent credits include What I (Don't) Know About Autism (Abbey Theatr

11 - Behind the Scenes of Creating The Blind Spot
August 20, 2022

On the season finale of ‘The Blind Spot’, Tina sits down with Allen Higgins, Conor Reid and Jessica Viola to chat about how they developed and created the podcast. The crew chat about why they made the podcast and some of the adversities that they encount

10 - University Life and Access with the UCD SU
August 19, 2022

The 2021-2022 UCD Student Union members, Ruairí Power, Molly Greenough and Aoife Bracken about making different aspects of student life more accessible. They discuss topics such as housing, consent and their plans to enhance the future of accessibility in

09 - Accessible Technology with Sean Doran and Kyran O’Mahony
August 14, 2022

Tina chats with Sean Doran and Kyran O’Mahony from the National Council for the Blind Ireland (NCBI) about the strides technology has made in the last 30 years and the opportunities that new developing technology has made in terms of access for all. Liste

08 - Irish Guide Dogs with Zita O’Brien, Léan Kennedy and Tim O’Mahony
July 14, 2022

Three guests from the Irish Guide Dogs for the Blind, Zita O’Brien, Léan Kennedy and Tim O’Mahony talk to Tina about the positive impact and life changing that having a guide dog makes for people with disabilities. Zita shares the joys of puppy fostering.

07 - The Built Environment with Lorraine Gallagher and Orla Hegarty
June 14, 2022

Tina welcomes Lorraine Gallagher, Information and Training Officer for AHEAD and Architect and UCD Assistant Professor Orla Hegarty about making buildings and streetscapes accessible for all. The trio discuss the everyday difficulties that people with dis

06 - Access in Sport with Jacqui Hurley, Patrick Flanagan and Nicole Turner
May 14, 2022

Tina chats with RTE Sports broadcaster Jacqui Hurley and 2021 Paralympians Patrick Flanagan and Nicole Turner about the changing landscape of sport for people with disabilities. All of the guests share their experiences of the 2021 Paralympics and how the

05 - Access to Higher Education with Dara Ryder and Alibhe Connealy
April 14, 2022

CEO of AHEAD, Dara Ryder and Ailbhe Connealy meet with Tina to talk about the evolution of access in higher education and the future of it for people with disabilities. Tina shares her own experience of going back to education after her blindness and the