Attending a structured discovery independence training center can boost confidence, help you acquire new skills and build on the tools you already have in your toolbox. Chad Nelson, a recent Blind, Inc., graduate, describes what his experience at the center did to empower him.
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.