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 […]
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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 […]
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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 […]
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Here is an introductory video describing my own background and vision loss, and how the book got written. This is the first of a video series on When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes. The book is now two years old and has won two awards. I will be talking about the phases or stages that […]
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All I have learned since falling over a parking block six months ago: It’s not so much the broken arm; it’s the staying home effect! Isolation has been the scourge of the pandemic especially for anyone with a disability, and isolation has affected many people with vision disability severely. The Covid situation is better now […]
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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 […]
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VisionAware celebrated the Americans with Disabilities Act, 1990, with a webinar “When You Can’t Believe Your Eyes, Self-Advocacy and Low Vision” which I presented. The 2 Q and A sessions provided heaps of excellent questions and VisionAware added some real-time expertise. Melanie Pescoe moderated the webinar, with Pris Rogers. Here it is!
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Re-Post of Low Vision Podcast: Low Vision Tech, The Doctor Said… When anyone loses good vision their doctor may say she can’t do much more for you. But there is a whole qualified profession which can do a lot. Some states offer much more than others, but here is an excellent podcast from Steve Kelly […]
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I have been legally blind with the same little bit of vision for more than forty years. For many of those years self-advocacy seemed a good idea, but distant! It was my students at the Carroll Center for the Blind who realized that speaking up for what you need is a vital skill after you […]
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There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness by M Leona Godin was published this month. The book is also available on Amazon Kindle and Audible. (If you are searching using audio, the title There Plant Eyes is “there” as in here and there, not “their” as in their eyes and my eyes.) […]
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