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

Two looks at riding Uber with a guide dog (and one thing you can do if a driver won't take you)

May 21, 20168 CommentsPosted in blindness, Blogroll, careers/jobs for people who are blind, guest blog, guide dogs, Seeing Eye dogs, technology for people who are blind, travel, Uncategorized

Two Safe & Sound blog followers who use guide dogs have contacted me describing very different experiences riding with Uber. Kathy Austin is the Community Engagement Specialist at Second Sense, and she and her guide dog Weller use public transit to get to work every day. “Uber has been a Godsend for me since taxis […]

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Too Much Light and a Once in a Lifetime accessible performance

May 14, 20164 CommentsPosted in blindness, technology for people who are blind, Uncategorized

This past week I attended two plays I would have never seen experienced otherwise. Let me explain. Chicago’s Victory Gardens Theater moved to its new location at Biograph Theater in 2006  (yes, the landmark building where gangster John Dillinger was ambushed). The refurbished building boasts an elevator, ramps, wide hallways, widened doorways. A perfect location […]

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Bennett, the Brailliant, and my visit to Tess Corners Elementary in Wisconsin

April 27, 201616 CommentsPosted in blindness, Braille, careers/jobs for people who are blind, parenting a child with special needs, questions kids ask, technology for people who are blind, travel, Uncategorized, visiting schools, Writing for Children

Last week my Seeing Eye dog and I met a second-grader I’ve been hearing about for years. Bennett is a student at Tess Corners Elementary School in Wisconsin, and Whitney and I spent the entire day at his school Friday. I first heard of Bennett back in 2013, when his mom wrote to tell me […]

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Ali & Joe's Big Adventure

April 20, 20169 CommentsPosted in blindness, guest blog, parenting a child with special needs, technology for people who are blind, travel, Uncategorized

The Blind dating the blind guest post my 23-year-old pal Ali wrote for us Sunday got a great response from you Safe & Sound blog readers, so we’re rewarding you with another guest post by Ali. In today’s post, she describes Sunday’s date with her boyfriend Joe at Chicago’s Jazz Showcase. by Alicia Krage Beth […]

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How can people who are blind navigate airports on their own?

April 9, 201621 CommentsPosted in blindness, guide dogs, Seeing Eye dogs, technology for people who are blind, travel, Uncategorized

Hello from the Pacific Northwest – my Seeing Eye dog Whitney and I flew here from Chicago Wednesday for Sisters Weekend. The long flight from Seattle to Chicago gave me time to write out answers to questions I get about how I navigate O’Hare alone with my Seeing Eye dog: How do you get to […]

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