Do you have any of these in your home? ~ Steps and stairs without railings ~ Clutter and unorganized spaces ~ Tripping hazards such as cords running across the travel paths ~ Corner of a bedspread drooping onto the floor ~ Furniture in the travel path so you have to turn sideways to get through The Safe […]Read more "A Hazard-Free Home for Seniors with Vision Problems: the Safe Home Project"
The Good Old Money folding system This works best if you have a long slot or pocket in your wallet that will hold the 6-inch bills unfolded. There are alternative folding systems but here is a good one: The $1 is left open and unfolded either in a front pocket for easy access for tips […]Read more "Organizing Your Cash By Touch: Part 2 of Identifying Your Money, The Good Old Money folding system"
How to use Be My Eyes After a short and simple registration, you tap the screen to connect to a helper, and then point the camera at whatever you need read or explained. What is different about this crowd sourcing app from previous ones like VizWiz is the voice connection with your helper. Your helper […]Read more "Be My Eyes: A New App For a New Kind of Public Assistance!"
What to be aware of when there is a lot of snow Joe Kolb has been teaching mobility to people with vision loss for 31 years. I interviewed him on January 30, three days after a big blizzard swept across parts of New England. I started with questions about snow safety. Here are his recommendations, […]Read more "Snow and Ice Awareness: Advice from One of New England’s Premier Mobility Instructors"