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So did that app let you hear the eclipse, then?

August 23, 20176 CommentsPosted in blindness, Blogroll, Mike Knezovich, radio, technology for people who are blind

WBEZ (Chicago Public Radio) had me come to the studio yesterday morning to talk about using the Eclipse Soundscapes app to experience Monday’s solar eclipse. If you missed it, you can listen to the 12-minute interview online here. I was relieved when host Tony Sarabia opened the interview saying he’d tried the app himself and […]

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C’mon, can a person who can’t see really appreciate tomorrow’s eclipse?

August 20, 20178 CommentsPosted in blindness, Blogroll, careers/jobs for people who are blind, radio, technology for people who are blind

A show called The World aired a story on Public Radio International (PRI) last week about an app called eclipse soundscapes made especially for people who are blind or have visual impairments. I could see fine when I was a kid, and I watched the total eclipse of the sun on March 7, 1970 using […]

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Medicaid is her lifeline

June 25, 20176 CommentsPosted in Blogroll, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guest blog, politics

In addition to leading weekly memoir-writing classes for older adults, I work part-time moderating a blog for Easterseals National Headquarters here in Chicago. For the past couple of weeks we’ve been publishing posts on the Easterseals blog written by people with disabilities who count on Medicaid to help them pay for everything from personal care […]

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Something Fishy: a panel discussion at Chicago’s Shedd Aquarium

April 1, 20175 CommentsPosted in blindness, Blogroll, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing

A couple days ago I sat on a panel at Chicago Shedd Aquarium with a theater director, a mother of three school-aged children, and a lawyer. Theater director Brian Balcom uses a wheelchair, one of Laurie Viets’ children is on the autism spectrum, attorney Rachel Arfa is profoundly deaf and uses bilateral cochlear implants to […]

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Guest post: More accidental goodness

March 24, 20174 CommentsPosted in Blogroll, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guest blog, memoir writing, Mike Knezovich, Mondays with Mike

An eighty-year-old writer in the Thursday memoir-writing class I lead for Lincoln Park Village was so moved by the Mondays with Mike post here this past Monday that he wrote his own essay about author Wallace Stegner. Bruse Hunt read this essay in class yesterday and generously gave us permission to share it with all you […]

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