Have you ever taken into consideration all the responsibilities that go into becoming a guide dog handler? Janell Groskreutz discusses the commands, upkeep of training and work that went into forming the strong bond with her guide dog, Sully.
White Cane Safety Day is this weekend! Read how self-defense instructor Jim Turk describes the sense of liberation and empowerment his white cane has given him.
“Stop,” “Greenway Trail,” and “Exit,” are examples of signs print readers see on a daily basis. Braille reader Katherine Corbett describes how her mom helped her learn to read by making signs for objects in their home. Read on to find out how she did it.
How much trust would you need to have in your guide dog as you travel? Continue along the journey with Chad Nelson and his Seeing Eye dog, Laura, as their training, and bond, intensifies.
Chores are a part of every child’s life, whether they are washing dishes, cleaning bathrooms, or mowing the lawn. Ericka Short details how her dad taught her to cut the grass using her low vision, and she describes the sense of freedom, independence and peace she finds while mowing.
Have you ever wondered what it’s like to get a guide dog? Chad Nelson walks us through the first few days in training at The Seeing Eye. Come along for the exciting journey!
Are you familiar with the slate and stylus? With so many advances in technology, some tend to think that the use of this portable device for Braille note taking is a thing of the past. Katherine Watson believes otherwise. From taking notes in college, to creating to-do lists while on the bus, Katherine shares passionately why she believes the slate and stylus is a handy tool still useful for modern purposes.
Has anyone ever told you that you couldn’t do something because of your lack of sight? Ericka Short explains the impact mentors and a supportive faith community have had on her throughout her life. She regularly volunteers in her church, teaching, reading and advocating for people with disabilities, giving tips and tricks for how you can, too.