She’s a chess champion who can barely see the board. Repost from the New York Times Dec. 24, 2020. Jessica is three times US Blind Chess Champion. She has just a little usable vision. She has to touch the chess pieces to identify them. This can be a problem! (The New York Times allows five […]Read more "She’s a Chess Champion Who Can Barely See the Board – Repost from the New York Times"
What a year! I hope very much that over this holiday season you have found ways to relax, be in touch with close family and friends, and enjoy something uplifting. Please celebrate your own life and the lives of people you love and admire. Most of all keep moving towards greater independence and self-advocacy. HannahRead more "Dear Friends of Vision Loss and Personal Recovery, and When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes"
Whatever sight loss you are dealing with it’s a big shock. It leaves you feeling overwhelmed. Storing and retrieving your own stuff (clothes, toiletries, and medications) can make you feel better. This usually means storing different items in separate bins, baskets and totes as well as drawers. You could call this technique “storing with sides […]Read more "How To Manage Your Own Stuff – A Short Video"
Help spread the word about recognizing the signs of elder abuse. This is the festive season, but for some people it will bring more stress and more fear. Here is a guest post laying out what can happen and what to do about it. by Audrey Demmitt RN. Audrey is married with 3 wonderful adult […]Read more "Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence"
You need to talk about what has happened to your sight, but you also need to protect yourself especially at first. Here are tips on who to talk to and who to stay silent with, as well as how to “manage the message”. Here is a section from Chapter 4 of my book: When You […]Read more "How To Talk About Your Vision Loss – A Short Video"
Why the Pandemic Has Made Streets More Dangerous for Blind People, Re-Post from the New York Times, Dec. 1, 2020 Here is another story about blind people trying to stay safe, and alive, on New York City streetsRead more "Why the Pandemic Has Made Streets More Dangerous for Blind People, Re-Post from the New York Times"