This is a great step forward. Finally the U.S. government has been made to acknowledge that all its citizens need to identify paper money. But is it worth having another tool in your pocket? There are other ways to identify your money. This week the electronic methods and next week the good old money folding […]Read more "Hey, the iBills Are Coming! But Will You Use Yours?"
What do you want to know? Vision Loss and Personal Recovery will publish three interviews with experienced professionals in the next few weeks. What do you want to know about mobility training; video magnifiers and monoculars; and finding your favorite TV shows? Email your questions or call the number below this week. The best questions […]Read more "You Ask the Questions!"
The episode is called Batman. I have delayed re-posting this excellent 1 hour presentation for a few days because I could not make the live stream work. Please get yourself a large cup of coffee or your favorite drink and settle down to hear this. It is worth it. The print introduction says: Can other […]Read more "A Blind Man Learned to Click his Tongue for Echo Location and Perceives Images of his Surroundings [Re-Post from This American Life January 9, 2015]"
Since 2001 there has been a cyber revolution in how books are read by everyone, especially people with vision problems…but the old ways are still there and still good, and most people start there. How can I read a book now? You may be able to read enlarged or highly contrasted print on a large […]Read more "How to Read a Book: the Twenty-First Century has Revolutionized Reading for Everyone"
DeAnn Elliott accurates describes the uncomfortable but sometimes useful way we who sport a white cane or work with a guide dog are always being observed. She goes on to talk about some of the ways around the embarrassing and the potentially risky ones. Here is her Carroll Center Blog PostRead more "Where Everybody Knows Your Name: Re-Post from DeAnn Elliott"
People who wear eye-catching clothes or drive fancy cars may be trendy, but they are not trend setters. It is the people who live on the edge, in the margins of society, who are often the real agents of change, because we know what is lacking. We can talk about vision loss with authority and […]Read more "Happy New Year to Us: The Real Trend Setters"