Father’s Day Poems from the Heart

For Father’s Day, VisionAware Peers share tributes in quite different but touching ways. Maribel Steel Maribel Steel poetically and appreciatively thanks her Dad for his skillful editing of her writings. Flattery Gets You Everywhere My father, Brian, shares a passion for the craft of writing. He is a well-seasoned author and linguist and is one … Continued

A Father’s Day Gift to Your Children or Grandchildren: Quality Time In the Woodshop-Not the Woodshed!

Editor’s note: We reached out to Gil Johnson to write this article as a gift for readers who are fathers and sons. Gil is a life-long woodworker and is blind from glaucoma. In his own words, “When I was 10 or 11 years old, I began to acquire my own power and hand woodworking tools … Continued

Meet Nancy D. Miller, CEO of VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired in New York City

Ms. Nancy D. Miller, LMSW, began working with people of all ages who are blind, visually impaired, and multi-disabled in 1971. Since 1987, she has been Executive Director/CEO of VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired, an 88-year-old vision rehabilitation and social service organization in New York City. Ms. Miller has a Bachelor of Science … Continued

Reactions to Vision Loss

Is Someone You Love Experiencing Vision Loss? If you have a parent or companion with declining vision, odds are you are deeply aware of the emotional toll it is taking on your loved one. It may seem selfish to think of yourself at such times, but the fact is that this experience is happening to … Continued

Joseph Monks, Filmmaker

Joseph Monks creates and produces films for his production company Sight Unseen Pictures. He is also the first blind filmmaker to direct a feature film: The Bunker is a psychological thriller/horror film that revolves around the kidnapping of a congressman’s daughter. His wife Pamela Hazelton is an e-commerce and online business consultant and developer, focusing … Continued

Gil Johnson, Woodworker

Gil Johnson is an avid (and talented) woodworker and author of Gil’s Guide to Home Repairs, Gil’s Guide to Woodworking, and Parenting or Grandparenting With Vision Loss on VisionAware.org. Gil’s professional life began as a Rehabilitation Counselor and Supervisor with the California Department of Rehabilitation. He proceeded to work for more than 40 years as … Continued