Thinking Spring

By: Theresa Sweeney-Smith Fall is a beautiful season. The cooler air hits my cheeks as I walk outside in the morning. I can smell the smoke from the leaves burning in my neighborhood. It is noticeable, even with my limited vision, that it becomes darker each day. Everyone talks about the leaves turning bright colors…

Six Rules for Living with a New Disability

By Katherine Schneider (Excerpted and expanded from “Occupying Aging: Delights, Disabilities and Daily Life” (Available from Bookshare, Amazon, and in Kindle format from Amazon) A consultation with an elder who is going blind prompted me to expand my rules for assistive technology into six rules for living with a new disability. As with all rules, there…

Looking Blind

By Annika Konrad When I learned about my visual impairment, one of my first thoughts was “What am I going to look like?” Like most teenagers, I was concerned with my looks and I didn’t like the idea of my vision impairing my fashion. I knew that blind people often wear large black sunglasses and…

The Challenges of Change

By Ericka Short Our neighborhood has gone through some changes lately. I don’t mind change. I’m usually flexible on most occasions. When you can’t drive, you learn to be flexible, unless you develop an attitude issue. A bad attitude is expecting everyone to do things for you or to help on your schedule. Nobody should…