Your first holiday parties after vision loss ~~ If you have enough vision to get by and have a partner or close friend to go with, you can just hang out elbow to elbow with your friend and have identifying information slipped to you: “Cousin Mel you are looking great”; “Don’t you think these pumpkin […]Read more "Holiday Parties, Enjoying the Occasion"
Festive events are often painful for people dealing with disability. Holidays can be a terrible disappointment, not only an awful reminder of lost enjoyment, but very hard work! To avoid some of this heartache, preparation is your best tactic, and the telephone your best friend. Phone your host several days ahead, and […]Read more "Thanksgiving: One Big Tip to Help You Enjoy the Party"
All of us who work and live in the blindness community have a double reason to be grateful to the men and women who serve in the military. For it was as a result of the soldiers blinded in World War II that rehab programs were developed by the Veterans’ Administration. In 1954, Fr. […]Read more "Veteran’s Day: More Reasons to Be Grateful, November 11, 2014"
Shubham Banerjee aged 13, from California has invented a braille printer expected to sell for around $400. And he has got venture capital funding to produce it! Here is the link to a CBS video with him and his parents. Soon you will be printing a braille message on greetings cards anytime you like. Check […]Read more "Affordable Braille Printer Invented by 8th Grader"
Here are some different ways to send greetings this season: Do you want to be able to enjoy the cards yourself? Food for the Poor banana bark (that is the link) Christmas and All Occasion cards: $15.00, for 10 The cards from this Catholic charity working in Haiti are made from banana bark and you […]Read more "Season’s Greetings: How Will You Send Them?"