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The Ricochet Effect Podcast Episode 9: Improving Hearing and Vision Loss Accessibility

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Ricochet Effect Podcast logo with Dr. Abeni El-Amin and Renee Collins Cobb

This podcast delves into the crucial realm of accessibility with two distinguished guests, Marcey Ansley and Jeremy Smith. Marcey Ansley, the Executive Director of the Lexington Hearing and Speech Center, brings extensive expertise in addressing hearing-related challenges, while Jeremy Smith, a member of the WUKY DEIB CAB (Diversity, Equity, Inclusion, and Belonging Community Advisory Board), provides insights into promoting inclusivity.

This enlightening episode explores the often-overlooked issues faced by individuals with hearing and vision loss and highlights the innovative solutions that Marcey Ansley and Jeremy Smith are championing in their respective roles. Together, they discuss the barriers the hearing and visually impaired community encounters in their daily lives and how to break down these obstacles.

Listeners can expect an engaging conversation that not only raises awareness about the importance of accessibility but also offers practical strategies and initiatives to enhance the quality of life for those affected by hearing and vision impairments. The Ricochet Effect Episode 9 promises to be an eye-opening exploration of how we can create a more inclusive and equitable world for all.

Dr. El-Amin is an author and editor who holds Doctorates from Northcentral University, University of the Cumberlands, Colorado Theological Seminary, and Union Institute and University. She has over 20 years of experience in management, occupational, and organizational development. Dr. El-Amin is co-founder of Project Ricochet, Inc, a thriving youth development organization. She has also served as the Multicultural Family Center, Executive Director for the City of Dubuque and as Chair of the Raleigh Human Relations Commission.
Renee is “working in concert” as a dynamic keynote speaker, organizational development consultant, executive producer and radio show/podcast producer and host. She holds a Bachelor’s Degree from The University of Kentucky in Music Education and a Master’s Degree in Executive Human Resource Development from Xavier University. Renee is the Media and Marketing Manager for Project Ricochet and she serves on the WUKY DEIB Community Advisory Board. In 2023, she was named Nexstar Media Group's "Remarkable Woman of Central Kentucky", an honor recognizing her influence on public policy, social progress, and quality of life.