NBC has a new sit-com Bringing Up Fisher which aired for the first time just after the close of the Winter Olympics on Sunday at 9.30pm. It’s great to have a blind character with a prominent articulate role, but how long do we have to wait till the actor playing the blind guy is actually […]Read more "Bringing Up Fisher – NBC’s new Sit-Com about a blind Dad and his Son airs Sunday"
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?"
Here is a re-post from the New York Times theater review section. Check out theaters in your city to find out if described performances are happening in your area. They aren’t free, but they are really fun!Read more "Have You Been to a Described Show?"
Holiday visits and winter getaways are coming soon, but will you enjoy yourself? At present my husband Neil and I are in Queenstown, New Zealand. We are on a long-wished-for visit to my sister and her family as well as old friends in Australia. So far we have used every means of transport […]Read more "What Makes a Trip Fun? Rich Sensory Environments Versus Deprived Sensory Environments"
What would people with vision loss have done without Steve Jobs? He gave his staff such a hard time with his perfectionism, but he gave people with vision loss great riches because he insisted that iPod Touches, iPhones and iPads have the screen reader – voiceover – built in. It works seamlessly from the moment […]Read more "Steve Jobs’ Great Legacy"
Heading for the jungle When you have trouble seeing you need to pack as if you’re heading for the jungle. You have to be prepared for the unexpected. It’s wise to take back-ups of essentials that your family probably can’t lend you – magnifying spectacles, digital recorder, etc. Pack for yourself, though it may […]Read more "Packing for the Weekend: Part 2 – Clothes and Equipment"
Managing your own stuff takes work, but it’s worth it When you are new to vision loss, a member of your family may offer – almost insist on packing for you. Anyone with good sight might be quicker, and you will probably feel cared for. But it’s much better to manage your own stuff. You […]Read more "Packing for the Weekend: Part 1 – Your Bag"
Your face deserves to look good Your face is an important advertisement for who you are, and if your eyes can no longer flash and sparkle as they did before, then you need other ways to make a statement. A great haircut, and stylish spectacles (which also protect your eyes from unseen hazards) are two […]Read more "Hats that Shade Your Eyes and Look Good Too"
Jean Courcy of Waterford Maine became legally blind in 2009. His sight got bad in about 2006, but he denied it to himself and everyone else. After several snowmobile events when he was blinded by the falling snow and became airborne before landing hard, he began to wake up to reality. At about this […]Read more "Jean Courcy"