What is your biggest obstacle?

A group of writers from The Outlook From Here write about the biggest obstacles and misconceptions they face as members of the blind and visually impaired community.

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Graduating Toward Success With A Disability

By Dan Sullivan So, graduation time is near. I still remember what it was like. Before you now dawns an entire world of opportunities. Some of these will involve further education, while others will mean looking for a job. Either way, a reality check will begin. And because you are someone with vision loss, the…

Cane or Dog: What’s Right For You?

By Katherine Schneider, Ph.D. People often ask which is better, a cane or a dog as a mobility aid for a blind person. Having used a cane for 12 years and a guide dog for 40, I can compare and contrast for people. The bottom line is: it all depends on the person. When I…

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…

It’s Your Own Journey

By Ericka Short There are so many choices in this world and there are so many people who have opinions on what’s the best path to follow. When I was a child, visually impaired kids attending public school had just become legal. My parents refused to send me to the state school (Wisconsin School for…

Looking For a Job

By Melvin Sheire After graduating from the Wisconsin School for the Visually Handicapped (WSVH) in June 1962, I came to Milwaukee to look for work. At that time, I was under the care of the state, and my social worker brought me. I was living at the Badger Association of the Blind, now known as…