Are you enjoying these warm, vacation days of summer? The Outlook From Here stories are taking some time off, too. Read on to learn more.
Curling up with a book is a great way to pass a snowy winter afternoon. Discussing what you have read with others can be a fun way to gain new perspectives and make new friends, so why not join a book club! Katherine Schneider shows you how to find a club you’ll like, make sure books are accessible and even how to start your own club. Read on for more details.
We have reached story 101 on The Outlook From Here! For the 101st story, various writers share what the blog has meant to them.
Have you ever wondered what goes into determining if a guide dog is eligible for the job? Meghan Whalen lives in Madison and is training her own guide dog. She outlines the four factors required to make a quality service dog.
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.
Katherine Corbett describes her use of braille throughout her life as she cooks. Read on to find the sugar cookie recipe she enjoys making for holiday gift boxes!
A defining moment in your life is both exhilarating and terrifying. In the first part of her guide dog adventure, Janell Groskreutz describes the application process, and the moment she knew a guide dog was for her!
Katherine Schneider thought her age would preclude her from having to learn technology; it wasn’t to be so. Through giving a PowerPoint presentation, obtaining a beeping ball and learning how to use some new apps for her iPhone, she points out that learning and using technology can be empowering, no matter your age.
Wouldn’t it be fun to visit New York City? Chad Nelson describes the final stages of his training with Laura, his Seeing Eye dog, as they navigate the bustling streets and subway systems of Manhattan.
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.