Category: Things To Know

17 Easy Ways To Make A Blind Person’s Day

I came across this little gem on Facebook with no author. I found out that it was originally published on Where’s Your Dog? |November 2015. It’s brilliant, sarcastic, and witty. I thought it deserved to be featured on my blog! Now, who’s in the…

The Best Kind Of Help | Cane Adventures | Dr. Amy Kavanagh

After the great response to my last post “I’m Not A Fan Of Your Hands”, I wanted to feature this brilliant blog written by Dr. Amy Kavanagh to further educate others on the best kind of help for those with sight loss. The Best…

Simple Strategies For Responding To Comments About Your Vision Loss

People say the darndest things, don’t they? Do you ever wonder why family, friends, or even complete strangers say the things they do about you and your vision loss? You know, things that make you go “Hmmmm”. Well, chances are, they’re just trying to…

Listen With The Lights Off: 19 Podcasts About Blindness | Susan Kennedy

I was thrilled to be featured on this podcast list! Check out all 19 of Susan Kennedy’s podcast picks and what she had to say about them! ★ Since I loaded my beloved orange iPod mini with Fresh Air episodes, I’ve enjoyed podcasts. Gaining a disability…

How To Take A Group Exercise Class With Low Or No Vision | Mel Scott

When friends or acquaintances, who have low or no vision, find out I am a group fitness instructor, I get asked the same question all the time. “Hey, I want to try a group class at the gym, do you think I can do…

5 Things To Keep In Mind If Nobody Can Tell You're Legally Blind

Hello they areSo you’re coming out”But, you don’t LOOK blind…”, she said In an Irritated tone. The woman was sitting In a space that was saved for me at the top of the stadium bleachers at a crowded high school football game. I had asked…

5 Reasons Why You Might Want To Find Your Tribe

Hundreds of years ago, Marcus Tullius Cicero said, “Friendship improves happiness and abates misery, by the doubling of our joy and the dividing of our grief.” – These words remain relevant today. Nowhere else might this be more true than in the various social media groups, social…

Is "Blind" A Bad Word?

I recently had one of those random encounters with a stranger that got me thinking. Thinking about the comfort – actually, the lack of comfort, that some people have when it comes to saying the word “blind”. Is “blind” a bad word? Based on…

Things I Didn’t Want To Hear In The Early Stages Of My Vision Loss

You find out that a friend or family member was just diagnosed with a condition that causes permanent vision loss. They have been told there is no current treatment or cure. They may be in crisis, totally devastated, or in shock and denial by…

What Is A CCTV And How Does It Help Me To See

What is that big computer screen thingamajig set up on your table?”  That’s what they ask. “It’s one of the most important pieces of visual assistive devices in my house. It helps me to see!”  That’s what I say. So what is it? It’s…

Not All Blind People | Rachel Finlay 

In my 29 years on the planet, it took me 23 of them to properly admit something to myself: I’m blind. It shouldn’t be a surprise but just like for sighted people, I didn’t grow up with a realistic idea of what being blind…

There's More To A Person Than Meets My Eyes

I get asked a lot of questions about what I can, (or can’t), see. It’s okay… I don’t mind. One question I’ve been asked is “if you’re looking right at me, what can you see?” To answer, I go into the usual spiel and explain…