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 squirty […]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 hard […]Read more "Braille Reading Changes Your Brain: But It’s Hard Work"