Archive for the “careers/jobs for people who are blind” Category

Blind leading the blind: an actress who can’t see gets the Audrey Hepburn role in Wait Until Dark

October 1, 20177 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind

When Chicago’s Court Theatre produced Wait Until Dark on stage nine years ago, they asked me to be a technical consultant. In the movie version, Audrey Hepburn played the lead: a blind woman terrified when a psychopath breaks into her apartment. In the Wait Until Dark chapter of my new book, Writing Out Loud, I […]

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What do you move, and what do you give away?

September 24, 20178 CommentsPosted in careers/jobs for people who are blind, guest blog, memoir writing, teaching memoir, writing prompts

My memoir-writing classes don’t meet during the Jewish high holy days (the ten days between Rosh Hashanah and Yom Kippur) but that doesn’t mean these seniors stop writing!! I was so moved by this email Hugh Brodkey sent yesterday that I asked if I could share it with you Safe & Sound blog readers. Hi, […]

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Come see us at Women & Children First bookstore next Wednesday, September 6 at 7:30 p.m.

August 30, 20174 CommentsPosted in book tour, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, public speaking

Writers who are featured in Writing Out Loud come along to book events to read their own published essay from the book, and I am really looking forward to having Regan Burke and John Craib-Cox up in front with me at Women & Children First bookstore in Chicago next week. From the Women & Children […]

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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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