It is March and the snow continues to drizzle down. We all wish it was spring, but why not take advantage of the snow to make your houseplants happy? You can use snow for watering and even feeding houseplants. Snow melt may give plants extra nitrogen, and certainly avoids the chemicals used to treat […]Read more "If Life Gives You Snow, Water Your Houseplants!"
What do you want to know? Vision Loss and Personal Recovery will publish three interviews with experienced professionals in the next few weeks. What do you want to know about mobility training; video magnifiers and monoculars; and finding your favorite TV shows? Email your questions or call the number below this week. The best questions […]Read more "You Ask the Questions!"
The episode is called Batman. I have delayed re-posting this excellent 1 hour presentation for a few days because I could not make the live stream work. Please get yourself a large cup of coffee or your favorite drink and settle down to hear this. It is worth it. The print introduction says: […]Read more "A Blind Man Learned to Click his Tongue for Echo Location and Perceives Images of his Surroundings [Re-Post from This American Life January 9, 2015]"
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"
A report published on Oct. 2 in Southampton England finds stem cells in eyes. The discovery holds out hope for future treatment of some eye diseases including Macular Degeneration.Read more "New Research Gives Hope for Age Related Macular Degeneration"
Re-posted from Public Radio International There’s a small town in Peru that likes to be known for its peaches, but now its known as well for the number of its men who go blind at fifty…Read more "A Small Peruvian Town where the Men Go Blind [Re-Post from Public Radio International]"
Vision Loss and Personal Recovery welcomes its first guest blogger DeAnn Elliott DeAnn shares important information for seniors who may think they’re confused, but maybe it’s not that at all… Out of Sight, Out of Mind It happened again this morning. My teenager told me that I’d left the cream cheese in front of the toaster, instead […]Read more "Out of Sight, Out of Mind"
David Kingsbury is a guide at the MFA (Museum of Fine Arts) in Boston, which is surprising because he is blind. You might think that an art museum was the last place someone who had lost all his sight in mid-career would want to be! Why go somewhere where it’s completely visual after losing vision? […]Read more "Putting on the Gloves"
NBC has a new sit-com, Growing Up Fisher, which airs on Tuesdays at 9.30pm. EST. It’s great to have a central character in a network comedy show who is blind. Every time someone with vision loss is given an active, lively personality on TV or in a movie, it makes the public a little […]Read more "Growing Up Fisher"