Archive for the “blindness” Category

A blind theatregoer is suing Hamilton — think that’s reasonable?

March 18, 201710 CommentsPosted in blindness, technology for people who are blind

An NPR story this past week reported that a theatregoer who is blind is suing the producers and the theater that’s offering the hit musical “Hamilton” in New York City because they are not offering headsets with live audio description for theater-goers who are blind or have visual impairments. You regular blog readers know that […]

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Happy Birthday, Dave Eggers

March 12, 20176 CommentsPosted in blindness, memoir writing, writing

I subscribe to something called The Writer’s Almanac and wake up every morning to a poem and an email message listing things that went on in the literary world that day in history. Today’s listing includes something about writer and publisher Dave Eggers that I thought worth sharing here. I could still see when I […]

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Guest post: How to stay forever young

March 4, 201711 CommentsPosted in blindness, Blogroll, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guest blog, guide dogs, memoir writing, Seeing Eye dogs

I met today’s guest blogger Jeff Flodin when he and his Seeing Eye dog joined our downtown memoir writing class for a few sessions in 2009. Writing has been Jeff’s primary vocation ever since: He is working on a short story collection about vision loss, and a version of this guest post originally appeared on […]

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I’m writing as fast as I can

March 1, 201715 CommentsPosted in Beth Finke, blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind

Some of you have heard my good news already, but worth repeating: Golden Alley Press, an independent publisher outside of Philadelphia, is publishing my new book! Writing Out Loud is due out next month, and I’ve been meeting with Nancy Sayre, my Golden Alley Press editor over the phone every week since we signed the contract last year. In […]

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