Here in the northeast spring only sprang recently and still isn’t too sure about it. Fashion forward folks start on their spring wardrobe in March or even February, but now is a good time for the rest of us. There are spring sales around this week and next. Call one or two favorite stores, […]Read more "Clothes-Buying One-o-One (actually two)"
Blind Theatergoer’s ‘Hamilton’ Lawsuit Aims Spotlight On Broadway Accessibility. (A re-post from National Public Radio.) A blind Theater-goer decides it’s time Broadway shows had audio description.Read more "Blind Theatergoer’s ‘Hamilton’ Lawsuit Aims Spotlight On Broadway"
Since 2001 there has been a cyber revolution in how books are read by everyone, especially people with vision problems…but the old ways are still there and still good, and most people start there. How can I read a book now? You may be able to read enlarged or highly contrasted print on a […]Read more "How to Read a Book: the Twenty-First Century has Revolutionized Reading for Everyone"
Can you join in with everyone else at a carol service or Holiday sing along? What if you only know the first verse? It gets frustrating when you have to la-la along and everyone else can read the words and be joyful and triumphant! Here is a cheat sheet for some favorite chunnukah, […]Read more "Joining In: Do You Know More than the First Verse of Holiday Carols and Songs?"
A fun and easy way to spice up your home for the holiday season that you and your family can enjoy. Hi everyone! My name is Tina de Araujo and I work at the Carroll Center for the Blind in Newton Ma. I am a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, and I love my […]Read more "Happy Scented Holidays"
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?"
Fast food restaurant may be difficult to navigate alone, but the food choices are mostly designed to be picked up. You may struggle to keep the filling inside the bun or pastry, and to prop up the floppy pizza slice while you guide the tip into your mouth. And of course there are those […]Read more "Visiting a Restaurant Part 2: What to Order and How to Deal with It"
The last time I visited our local Chinese restaurant I was hosting an older gentleman and his wife. He was very aware of my vision loss. His way of trying to assist me was that every time I put down my glass he moved it to a safer spot! His wife took over ordering the […]Read more "Visiting a Restaurant"
A brailler is embossing “fruit tea sampler” on the cardboard lid of a box of tea. August has ended and the school year is beginning. What about stretching your brain by learning braille? The Hadley School offers free tuition by mail or the internet. If you have a patterning kind of brain, it’s not […]Read more "Braille Reading Changes Your Brain: But It’s Hard Work"
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?"