Re-post from the Washington Post Here’s some very practical information and good tips on how to find a date when you are blind or can’t see much.Read more "What Is It Like To Date While Blind?"
I have been out of the blogging picture recently because I am preparing a book called Finding Your Voice After Vision Loss, which takes amazing amounts of time to write. I want the book to be easy to read of course, and useful for people new to vision loss, as well as providing tips and […]Read more "Happy Thanksgiving 2016"
I was homeward bound on a trolley bus in Watertown Massachusetts, with Perkins School for the Blind down the street. On these trolleys There is a row of three seats near the door, and I had taken the furthest seat. The middle seat was empty and a small shape, probably an older lady, was sitting […]Read more "Total Disconnect! Blind-Sighted Communication in the World’s Most Blind Friendly Town"
This is the season for parties, and if your loss of vision is serious enough not to recognize other people easily, you need to plan ahead. A party with everyone moving from place to place can be enjoyable or it can be hard work. The more you know about the guests and the set […]Read more "Holiday Parties with Folks Who See Well: Plan so You Don’t Get Parked!"
Ten years ago we had a client at the Carroll Center from up-state New York who had fallen off a roof and was terribly injured. He longed to reclaim his family role and barbecue again on the grill in his garage. I went out to search for anything that would help him and was thrilled […]Read more "Grilling Again"
Traveling by yourself after you lose a lot of sight you almost always have to ask for some assistance in new places. This solo travel is often exhilarating. Provided you are in a busy area such as a train station or airport it can be like the mosh pit at a rock concert. The crowd […]Read more "Living on the Edge: Are You Prepared to Be Proactive?"
For a person with little or no sight there are practical and emotional difficulties about using a public restroom. So much of vision loss is about finding things with your hands, and also not being able to find things you need like the flush. You are also afraid of what your hand might touch! You […]Read more "Restrooms: Stories from the Stall and the Urinal"
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?"
Your first holiday parties after vision loss ~~ If you have enough vision to get by and have a partner or close friend to go with, you can just hang out elbow to elbow with your friend and have identifying information slipped to you: “Cousin Mel you are looking great”; “Don’t you think these pumpkin […]Read more "Holiday Parties, Enjoying the Occasion"
Festive events are often painful for people dealing with disability. Holidays can be a terrible disappointment, not only an awful reminder of lost enjoyment, but very hard work! To avoid some of this heartache, preparation is your best tactic, and the telephone your best friend. Phone your host several days ahead, and […]Read more "Thanksgiving: One Big Tip to Help You Enjoy the Party"