This video describes Part 3 of my book: When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes: Vision Loss and Personal Recovery. The 5 parts of the book follow the phases of shock, grief and gradual adjustment that people often go through after vision loss. This book is a resource and guide for people losing sight, their families, […]Read more "VIDEO ABOUT WHEN YOU CAN’T BELIEVE YOUR EYES: PART 3"
This video is about Part 2 of When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes. The 5 parts of the book follow the phases of shock, grief and gradual adjustment people often go through after vision loss. This book is a resource and guide for people losing sight, their families, and close friends. And is available in […]Read more "Video about When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes: Part 2"
A cellphone with a keypad as well as a screen, speech that reads the display, and voice commands to make calls. This is a combination that seniors with vision loss might really like, but there are only a few, and it may all come down to what your carrier offers. It’s critical for all of […]Read more "Accessible Celllphones with Keypads"
This video which is the second in this series, describes the first part of my book, When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes: Vision Loss and Personal Recovery. The book has 5 parts which follow the phases that people often go through after vision loss. It is a resource and guide for people losing sight, their […]Read more "Video about When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes: Part 1"
Re-Post How Vision Loss Can Affect The Brain, the New York Times, Studies suggest that vision loss in older people who do not receive vision rehab can suffer from cognitive decline; losing language, memory, attention and the ability to identify objects in space. The lead author of one study, Bonnielin Swenor, John Hopkins Eye Institute […]Read more "Repost, How Vision Loss Can Affect the Brain, the New York Times"
How Universal Design Creates Inclusive Infrastructure, Re-Post from Bloomberg News (and AER). This re-post focuses on a community of people with autism not vision loss, but it shows what can be done. Universal design is being promoted for infrastructure projects in the big Bill now in Congress. Universal design in public buildings, historic sites, medical […]Read more "How Universal Design Creates Inclusive Infrastructure, Repost from Bloomberg News"
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"
Anchoring important items including charging cords, phone, eye glasses, clothes and more means you put your hand right on what you need. It pairs with another Video How to Manage your Own Stuff posted in December about storing in baskets and drawers. Put the two together and you have your hand on what you need […]Read more "How to Put Your Hand on What You Need – A Short Video"
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"