I have been treated for macular degeneration for 14 years. In 2007, I went to get my reading glasses checked. I had no complaints. On examining me, the doctor spotted macular degeneration and made an appointment for me to see an ophthalmologist who treated AMD. I had wet AMD in my left eye (liquid seeping […]Read more "AMD, Adult-Onset Macular Degeneration – My Story"
A discussion by vision loss professionals on choosing a talking blood pressure monitor. Doug Rose gives details about his own experience. Doug Rose: “I have the A&D model. i have used it for a couple of years now, both my pharmacist and family physician found it reliable. It clearly speaks the readings, blood pressure, pulse, […]Read more "Talking Blood Pressure Monitors Guest Post by Doug Rose"
Inviting family and friends for a Memorial Day dinner or barbecue is beginning to seem possible. Here’s a guest post from Doug Rose on talking meat thermometers with the details you need to cook perfect chicken and burgers: Doug: I have used the ThermoWorks talking cooking thermometer, (ThermoWorks RT8400) for years. AMerican Printing House (APH) […]Read more "Talking Meat Thermometers: Guest Post by Doug Rose, Accessibility Expert"
It’s important to become aware that appliances now have one of two types of control panel. If possible test any appliance before you buy it because most manufacturers and dealers don’t know how this difference impacts visually impaired users. Resistive touch flat panel controls are the familiar ones. A resistive touch panel means that the […]Read more "Appliances: Resistive versus Capacitive Touch Controls, Guest Post by Doug Rose"
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"
Doug lives in Northern California. He and his wife have retired from a successful water gardening business. He had to learn to use power tools and appliances without vision. Now he is an authoritative commentator on choosing and marking appliances for vision rehab professionals. Doug: “I have been visually impaired totally blind since a child. […]Read more "Access to Appliances, Guest post by Doug Rose"
First published in the San Antonio Express-News Follow up to: The Challenges of Care-Giving, and Elder Abuse and Domestic Violence both by Audrey DemmittRN. And here is another Resource for Elder Abuse from sixty and Me Becoming a caregiver for a loved one changes your relationship and changes your life. In the beginning you are […]Read more "THE PITFALLS OF BEING A CAREGIVER, Guest Post by Larry P. Johnson"
2021 has arrived and will be better! Nine months of semi-isolation, voices muffled by masks, and fewer offers of assistance in public has been particularly tough on people living with loss of vision. Hopefully the pandemic is in the departure lounge and better times will come. Over the next few months I will interview three […]Read more "2021 New Year New Guests for VLPR, Vision Loss and Personal Recovery"
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"
There is an extra layer of consideration these days before you give a festive food gift. In the past, did you share your famous minty choco-chip cookies? Your remarkable banana-nut bread? Your yummy curried yogurt dip for veggies? However can we do that during these days of limited physical contact? How ‘bout we rustle up […]Read more "Festive Food Gifts: Staying close While Keeping Your Distance, Guest Post by Deborah DeBord"