a. A guide dog in their harness stands facing the left as its owner sits surrounded by other people. The owner has her right hand placed on the dog’s back. This particular image is not that of Chad Nelson or his guide dog Laura. It is an example of what a guide dog looks like with their harness on.

The Seeing Eye Dog Experience, Part III

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.

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White Cane

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.

Mower Power

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.

The Significance of the Slate and Stylus

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.