This article was first published back in February which was a different world. Now group meetings are online or on the phone, but role-playing is still a great way to practice speaking without visual cues. Here’s an update: Why does speech without visual cues have to be different? Without good sight non-verbal communication, which begins […]Read more "ROLE PLAYING ASSERTIVENESS Update for Phone or Online Meetings"
“When someone wishes to avoid conflicting or embarrassing communications, they express their feelings non-verbally,” says a researcher in Non Verbal Communications. On Sunday I was at a socially-distant picnic. There was a red cloth on the grass, I anchored it with my purse against the gusty breeze. Everyone in the circle was a friend of […]Read more "Missing the Meaning Part 2: Negative Reactions"
Re-Post from Access World. This post assesses different money reading apps on smartphones. It is good for people who have a smartphone and use apps, but we are still waiting for the tactile enhanced bills which we can use just like everyone else. (I posted about this in this my January 2015 post HEY, THE IBILLS […]Read more "Counting Money"
It’s hard to admit a loss at any stage. There is a need to cope, that might take many different shapes, forms, length, and breadth. There is a particular sense of self that needs to adjust before going ‘public’ with the news. The story line isn’t about one person in particular, suppose it was more […]Read more "“When Grandma Can’t See” A Poem by Elyse Heinrich"
Time is at the heart of disability. The time you have available to do things you want to do. Time to accomplish tasks, and most important of all to relax. When you see well sight is your go-to method of acquiring information! So discovering it has partly or entirely disappeared is a great shock which […]Read more "Maximizing Time After Vision Loss"
At this time when there is a racial reckoning with the cruel past and present, it is also a time to think about the past and present profiling of people who live with vision loss or blindness. It is a damning fact that only about 5% of people with low vision use a white cane […]Read more "Have I Found the Strength to Be a Big Person?"