Traveling by yourself after you lose a lot of sight you almost always have to ask for some assistance in new places. This solo travel is often exhilarating. Provided you are in a busy area such as a train station or airport it can be like the mosh pit at a rock concert. The crowd […]Read more "Living on the Edge: Are You Prepared to Be Proactive?"
Here is an important update for anyone who is interested in the Orcam system. The offer lasts until June 5: ~ A pre-launch version is now available at $2,500 (This is a similar price to a mid-range hearing aid) ~ The text reading component is up and running. It can be used for reading books, magazines, newspapers, […]Read more "Wearable Sight Enhancement with Sound, Any Progress?"
As detailed in the press release, DareDevil [which features a blind superhero] is available today and other Netflix originals will be available with audio description in the coming weeks. Hopefully, Netflix will continue this trend and make audio described movies and tv from other providers available in the near future. For those of you using an […]Read more "An exciting announcement from a big provider of online streaming entertainment"
For a person with little or no sight there are practical and emotional difficulties about using a public restroom. So much of vision loss is about finding things with your hands, and also not being able to find things you need like the flush. You are also afraid of what your hand might touch! You […]Read more "Restrooms: Stories from the Stall and the Urinal"
When you first lose vision you may not want to go near the TV set or the movies for a long time. You miss the faces, the expressions and the action too much. And it is horrible having to keep asking what is happening or where the ball is. After some years this may change […]Read more "Do You Know when Your TV Shows Are on? Do They Have Audio Description? Or Are You Still in the Dark?"