On February 25 I walked home from a dental appointment. I was out alone, enjoying the feeling of independence after a year of too much staying home. Ten minutes into my walk I tripped on a concrete parking block and broke my right arm. I had not requested mobility training in my new home town, […]Read more "Falling: the Horse Left the Barn and Broke It’s Front Leg!"
Repost from Wall Street Journal: Bank of England Textured Bills Help Blind People Tell them Apart “Bank notes with tactile markers for accessibility circulate around the world—but a similar plan in the U.S. is years away.” EyeNote and Ideal are both currency identifier apps for use on smartphones. There is also a free talking money […]Read more "Re-Post from Wall Street Journal: Bank of England Adds Another Textured Bill to Help Blind People"
Last week’s interview was about people who live with blindness finding vastly expanded possibilities in their other senses. Here is an example in this guest post on touch and sound used for business and pleasure by Doug Rose. My sighted wife and I have been water gardening as a hobby and as a business for […]Read more "Water Gardening by Touch"
Profiles of 46 people who live with blindness or low vision. An Interview with Michael Nye, the Author Michael: “There is more misunderstanding about the nature of blindness than of any other group I have studied. It’s almost criminal!” Michael Nye took nearly seven years to record long interviews with visually impaired and blind […]Read more "My Heart is Not Blind: On Blindness and Perception,"
“Time-blindness” was recently targeted on TikTok as “ablest,” and I agree! Blindness is a physical and sensory condition related to the eyes and sometimes the brain. To use the term in this way objectivizes blindness and blind people. There are contexts where “blind” means an object or set-up which blocks vision such as “window blind,” […]Read more "The Word “Blind” Is Still Misused in Everyday Speech- Let’s Get Rid of It Re-Post from 7 years ago … and it’s still going on!"