Archive for May, 2016

Something you should throw away…but you probably never will

May 28, 201611 CommentsPosted in blindness, memoir writing, Uncategorized

A ratty old handmade afghan. A Tunturi Executive Ergometer W Original stationary bicycle. A batik flamingo. A collection of broken watches. A 49-year-old steam iron. That list is a small sampling of the precious items the writers in my memoir classes wrote about when I assigned “Something I own that I should throw away…and probably […]

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Two looks at riding Uber with a guide dog (and one thing you can do if a driver won't take you)

May 21, 20168 CommentsPosted in blindness, Blogroll, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guest blog, guide dogs, Seeing Eye dogs, technology for people who are blind, travel, Uncategorized

Two Safe & Sound blog followers who use guide dogs have contacted me describing very different experiences riding with Uber. Kathy Austin is the Community Engagement Specialist at Second Sense, and she and her guide dog Weller use public transit to get to work every day. “Uber has been a Godsend for me since taxis […]

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