A friend whose vision is in slow decline wondered why doing things for yourself is so important. “Why not accept help from people who can see well? Surely you would feel safer (or be quicker) with someone sighted along?” There’s nothing wrong with getting help. Everyone needs help and almost everyone offers it. It […]Read more "Why Doing Things for Yourself Is Important: Part 1 of 2"
It’s expensive, revolutionary, and the first shipment has already sold out. It’s called the Orcam. Notices, store and street names, and the faces of friends may all become identifiable again with the Orcam. As you may know too well, depending on your spouse or friend or a passer-by to assist you is a struggle. […]Read more "Reclaim Your Street Smarts: A New Electronic Device for People with Some Remaining Vision"
Speaking up when you can’t see faces – it’s all about asking so you are sure With uncertain vision you lose the ability to make eye contact. Maybe you don’t recognize faces now. You aren’t sure when you are being spoken to – or listened to. If this is happening to you, you have to […]Read more "Ask at the Beginning – It’s Easier in the End"