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"
Cooking with Disabilities, An Exercise in Creative Problem-solving. Re-post from National Public Radio which begins with a blind chef. Here is the link.Read more "Cooking with Disabilities; Re-Post from NPR"
Introducing – Julie Atkins Julie has a passion for assistive technology and believes it opens up a whole new world to people with vision impairment. Her favorite thing to teach is the iPhone with VoiceOver, and she makes it a point to keep up with the best apps for people with vision impairment. Julie agreed […]Read more "Using OCR – Optical Character Recognition with Vision Loss or Blindness"
Do you wonder if blindness will prevent you from being a good gardener? Jan is the go-to expert for indoor and porch gardening at the Carroll Center One morning a coworker came to me, “Jan, I need your help.” I turned from my computer, expecting something needed to be filed or electronically retrieved. “I was […]Read more "Saving Fern: from contributor Jan Peccarrari"
Vision Loss and Personal Recovery has been going for just over two years now. I have posted about 100 blogposts and believe that much of the information that I want clients leaving the Carroll Center to have at their fingertips is now online. I am glad that other people have discovered the website too. All […]Read more "Vision Loss and Personal Recovery Begins a New Chapter"
Apple Features changing Lives Re-post from BuzzFeed News This article is mainly about Switch Control the Apple feature for people with hand and movement disabilities. The videos unfortunately have sub titles to compensate for the interviewee’s speech impairment, and the article had to be prodded to read successfully. So I have reprinted the […]Read more "Apple Features Changing Lives: Re-Post from BuzzFeed News"
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"
Sargy Mann: How a blind painter sees, repost from BBC News, June 14, 2015 Sargy Mann died this spring, but during his thirty years as a legally blind artist and ten years with no vision at all, he found ways to continue painting and became increasingly successful with his totally blind paintings fetching high prices. […]Read more "Sargy Mann: How a blind painter sees, repost from BBC News, June 14, 2015"