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"
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!"
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"
5 Things I Wish People Understood About Being Legally Blind. This is a perceptive post by Natasha Baebler which anyone with some vision but not a whole lot will appreciate.Read more "Re-Post from The Mighty About Legal Blindness and the Public’s Misunderstandings"
Re-post from The Moth Radio Hour: Ryan Knighton, a blind Dad, did 2 presentations as part of the moth radio hour on National Public Radio. They are pretty funny and true. Here is the link to them. He has also written a memoir called CockeyedRead more "Post from The Moth Radio Hour: 2 Presentations by a Blind Dad"
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"