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.
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.
In response to the question, “What is it like to be blind?,” Katherine Schneider has developed Blindness 101. This practical and fun simulation of the blindness experience leaves learners with a realistic impression of not only the challenges of being blind, but also the useful adaptive techniques employed by blind people.
And Mike Morris said, “Let there be light!” Mike explains how the use of the proper amount of lighting helped him regain his independence in the kitchen. Included is his piece is a mouth-watering recipe for smoked salmon.
In “Learning to Love without the Details,” Annika Konrad reflects on the visual nature of planning her wedding. Between navigating and delegating decisions about wedding colors, wedding party attire and invitation font, Annika wonders: Will her visual impairment keep her from enjoying the big day?