Re-post from the Washington Post Here’s some very practical information and good tips on how to find a date when you are blind or can’t see much.Read more "What Is It Like To Date While Blind?"
I have been out of the blogging picture recently because I am preparing a book called Finding Your Voice After Vision Loss, which takes amazing amounts of time to write. I want the book to be easy to read of course, and useful for people new to vision loss, as well as providing tips and […]Read more "Happy Thanksgiving 2016"
Four Paralympian runners, all visually impaired, finished ahead of the gold medalist at the August Olympics! They were running the 1500 meters. A re-post from the Huffington PostRead more "Visually impaired runners beat the regular Olympians in the 1500 meters!"
The Amazon Echo is a new kind of smart computer, that is controlled by your voice. It was launched in 2014 but has now really caught on. It is housed in a black tube. You use it by talking to it, like Siri on an iPhone. The word to wake the Echo, it’s called the […]Read more "The Amazon Echo"
Guest Blogger Jan Peccarrari Visits a Farmers’ Market and a Plant Outlet to make the most of her small balcony. This was written last year, but it was late for finding the best plants. Now the weather is still cold in New England , but you can buy the plants and set up your balcony, […]Read more "Even if Your Balcony is Small It’s Time to Grow Again!"
by Brian J. Coppola On November 24, 2014, I picked up my medication at my local Walmart pharmacy. For the first time I swiped the special label on the package using the ScripTalk Patient station. This type of label is called a Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) label and has a tiny chip in it. […]Read more "Getting Your ScripTalk Prescription from a Brick and Mortar Pharmacy"
I was homeward bound on a trolley bus in Watertown Massachusetts, with Perkins School for the Blind down the street. On these trolleys There is a row of three seats near the door, and I had taken the furthest seat. The middle seat was empty and a small shape, probably an older lady, was sitting […]Read more "Total Disconnect! Blind-Sighted Communication in the World’s Most Blind Friendly Town"
Here is the latest information listing all the health insurance companies that now offer the ScripTalk labels from their mail order pharmacies. Some pharmacies also provide ScripTalk at local pharmacies. (Check out the information below the list.) Unfortunately Walgreen’s developed their own talking prescription device. It is much less efficient in all ways. The […]Read more "Does Your Pill Bottle Talk? Latest Update from ScripTalk"
During my time at the Carroll Center I explored the possibility of moving to Boston more permanently. When I signed my apartment lease, I remember being extremely anxious about it. Things moved more and more rapidly as my end date at the Carroll Center approached. Somehow, it unbelievably all worked out. While I worked hard […]Read more "Christian Thaxton A Journal of Vision Loss Part 3: Moving to Boston"
Written by IlanaRei Goss I’m currently working full time as a psychotherapist for the LGBT community in Jamaica Plain (a suburb of Boston Mass). I’m also a writer, knitter and cook. Going blind has not changed the big picture of my life, just the small details of how to do certain things, and I […]Read more "Poem on Blindness"