Archive for June, 2012

I think the prize should really be a free night in a fancy hotel…

June 30, 20129 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, blindness, Blogroll, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guide dogs, Seeing Eye dogs, technology for people who are blind, Uncategorized, Whitney

Without being able to drive, I’ve always thought that blind people who use guide dogs — especially those of us who live in big cities — must walk more than the average person does. Now I have a chance to prove it. Some of you blog readers know I have a part-time job at Easter […]

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Discussion: the blind leading the blind

June 26, 201214 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, blindness, Braille, Mike Knezovich, Uncategorized, visiting libraries

The book group I’m speaking to tomorrow is a bit different than other groups I’ve visited: the members are blind. The Skokie Public Library established a Book Club especially for people with visual impairments over 25 years ago — it was part of the library’s commitment to give visually impaired patrons access to reading, and, […]

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To big sisters

June 22, 201226 CommentsPosted in Mike Knezovich, Uncategorized, writing

A few years ago Mike volunteered as a writing tutor with Open Books, a literacy program here in Chicago. Tutors and students did the exercises together, and when they were asked to write about a family member, Mike wrote about his sister Kris. He sent the essay off to her when it was finished. Two […]

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