Going to a show; a musical, a play, dance show or opera can be too painful in the first years after vision loss. There’s no doubt that seeing the stage set, the actors and their gestures perhaps even their expressions, is a great part of the enjoyment. Even watching the audience can be fun. Some […]Read more "Why Go To See a Show When You Have Lost Most of Your Sight?"
Vision Loss and Personal Recovery will take a break after this post for August 19 and August 26, and be back on September 2 with Braille Learning Changes the Brain, the next post in the labeling series. When you use the oven without much sight you need long oven mitts, which cover your […]Read more "Pot Luck Pies for Summer: Part 2, Baked Pies"
It’s good to take something with you to a pot luck. It gets you into the kitchen where the action is, and makes you a contributor, not a bystander. There’s no need to bring a pie, of course. Drinks, chips or a fruit platter from the grocery store are all appreciated, but there is […]Read more "Pot Luck Pies for Summer: Part 1, No Bake Pie"
Or maybe it’s your fingers that will get the most satisfaction! All the plants here can be grown successfully in tubs, pots or window-boxes. They are also sturdy and can be cared for without seeing them. Pleasing your fingers Your hands and fingers will be doing a lot of the work with not much […]Read more "Do You Want to Please Your Eyes, Nose or Mouth?"
Choosing the exact right card for your lover, sister or friend – the card with the wicked wording or beautiful picture can be a great pleasure. Having to ask your friend or a store assistant to read you the words or describe the picture takes all the joy out of it. How Can […]Read more "Valentine’s Day – What to Do About Greeting Cards?"
There are 3 challenges to gift buying when your sight is poor, or you have no vision. The first is getting to the stores you like; the second is picking out the item from the hundreds around you, but which are not on display to you; and the third is selecting the gift in […]Read more "Selecting Your Gifts Unseen"
Celebrations like Thanksgiving can be particularly painful after any big loss. You think you will enjoy yourself at a family gathering …but you don’t. In fact you are kind of miserable. Remember, you don’t have to go to Thanksgiving dinner. There is no law requiring attendance. If you do decide to go, however, you have […]Read more "Thanksgiving: How to Survive the Family Party"