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"
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"
Christian was 19 and had a baseball scholarship at a Community College in Oklahoma. Then his vision began to have spots in it, rapidly got worse and he was declared legally blind. Here is the link to Part 1 of his journal through vision loss if you missed it. I was very interested […]Read more "Christian Thaxton: A Journal of Vision Loss, Part 2 Training for Independence"
Hi everyone, I am a “domestic goddess who loves to cook. I have been legally blind since I was 10 years old. I started cooking when I was young. I am not so much in to gourmet dishes as I am in to quick, easy, creative, and tasty meals. I hope to share ideas with […]Read more "Introducing Katie Shannon and 3 Crock Pot Dishes for Easy Entertaining"
This is the first of a series of posts from Christian about his loss of vision, and how he went from a high school baseball star in Duncan Oklahoma to where he is today. Hello! My name is Christian Thaxton. I’m a 22 year old, low-vision college student and former college baseball player. While […]Read more "Introducing Christian Thaxton"
Where I work we recently purchased four lovely bronze planters that presently stand outside the doors to the Carroll Center Tech building with full lush ’mums in them. Soon enough, these will die back as winter arrives. Not wanting to see those planters empty, I purchased spring blooming bulbs and relocated the planters from outside […]Read more "Blooms With Meaning"
Here are Julie’s recommendations for apps that help you get around; on your feet, using a transit system or in a car…and how to know what is around you. On Your iPhone, Using Siri to Get Directions To Where You Want to Go The Maps app built into the iPhone provides turn-by-turn […]Read more "Transportation Apps: #2 of Julie Atkins Guides to the Best Apps for Vision Loss"