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

What a Feeling: winning an award for writing

March 29, 201710 CommentsPosted in blindness, careers/jobs for people who are blind, memoir writing, technology for people who are blind

Some writers in the Memoir-writing classes I lead have had their memoirs published, but none has ever won an award (with a cash prize, no less!) for their writing…until now. A poem Andrea Kelton wrote has been awarded a cash prize for Second-Place in the Magnets and Ladders poetry contest! Andrea’s poem What a Feeling will […]

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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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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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