Archive for the “technology for people who are blind” Category

You're not the boss of me

December 4, 20163 CommentsPosted in blindness, Blogroll, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guide dogs, technology for people who are blind, Uncategorized

I’ve made plenty of heartwarming connections through my Safe & Sound blog, but one I find particularly touching is my connection with Jennifer Doherty, a young guide dog user in Ireland. I have never met Jen face-to-face, but I feel I know her well by reading her Paws for Thought blog. She’s been blind her […]

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"Most of us aren’t fortunate enough to have a spouse named Mike" — my op-ed piece in the New York Daily News

November 2, 201627 CommentsPosted in blindness, politics, technology for people who are blind, Uncategorized

Hey! An op-ed piece I wrote was published Monday in the New York Daily News, and much to my happy surprise, they didn’t edit out my favorite line of the whole thing: “Most of us aren’t fortunate enough to have a spouse named Mike.” (I can just imagine Cub fans across the country sighing in […]

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A blind date at the movies

October 9, 20166 CommentsPosted in blindness, guest blog, technology for people who are blind, Uncategorized

Loyal Safe & Sound blog readers will likely remember the guest post 23-year-old Alicia Krage wrote last April about some of the challenges and joys of being — and dating — someone who’s blind. Ali’s boyfriend Joe is a junior at Northern Illinois University in DeKalb, Illinois, and Ali transferred there from her local community […]

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Blind woman reviews Chicago production of Hamilton

October 1, 201620 CommentsPosted in blindness, Mike Knezovich, politics, technology for people who are blind, Uncategorized

Was it the music? The lyrics? The voices? The musicians? The storyline? Buzz of the crowd? Sharing it alongside a dear, longtime friend? My months researching the show? The toast in the lobby bar with Colleen before curtain time? Yes. The Chicago version of the musical Hamilton did not disappoint, but for a minute there […]

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