Now the pandemic is mostly in the past I am updating and re-posting a few posts with good information that you may have missed . Reading how other people have battled to regain skills and confidence after losing a lot of sight can be really comforting and helpful. So can guides to living with blindness […]Read more "Fall Reading: Creative adjustment to Vision Loss, Memoirs and More, Updated"
When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes: Vision Loss and Personal Recovery Featured on the Hadley Presents Podcast. Going to a gathering over the next month is supposed to be a celebration of the season! But with vision loss gatherings may be no fun at all! You need strategies for success because socializing depends so much […]Read more "Managing Social Gatherings with Vision Loss This Festive Season, Hadley Presents"
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"
Colliding with café tables and chairs on the sidewalk may have been the closest most of us got to a meal out for the past year. But now you may be sitting at those outdoor tables and indoor ones too. Mask wearing and social distancing are bouncing from absolutely required in some places to completely […]Read more "Eating Out Again"
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"
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"
Now we know there’s going to be more staying home, here is a guest post by technology instructor Julie Atkins. She lays out in detail the best ways and best apps for reading on a smartphone or tablet when print becomes squiggles or invisible. The post has omissions on Android products especially TalkBack (which is […]Read more "Apps for Reading Books and Magazines After Sight Loss"
Larry Johnson is the author of seven books including a collection of his popular commentaries published in the San Antonio Express-News. In 2017 he received the Texas Governor’s Trophy for Outstanding Service advocating for persons with disabilities. If you are a person over 65 like me, I’m going to share some rather startling and really […]Read more "STAND UP TO FALLING: Guest post By Larry Johnson"