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 Transition of Blindness

By Theresa Sweeney-Smith I am one of the lucky ones.  I have had glaucoma since I was 16 years old.  I have had the experience of sight, of driving a car, of seeing my son born in 1981 and with much less vision, I have seen my beautiful granddaughter born in 2012. I have a…