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Air Fryers Prove to be a Simpler and Healthier Way to Cook

Editor’s note: The VisionAware Peer Advisors have started a series on cooking with small appliances. In this post, Empish Thomas and Jeannie Johnson share their experiences in selecting and using an air fryer. Empish Thomas Air fryers have become one of the most popular kitchen appliances. You can cook nearly any food item in them, … Continued

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Cooking, Cleaning, and COVID-19

Since COVID-19 has entered our lives, many people have had more time to enjoy cooking as well as having to cook by necessity. This is the first of many articles outlining cooking techniques and equipment used by individuals who are blind or who have low vision with emphasis on techniques to make life less challenging … Continued

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Documentary on the Paralympics Coming to Netflix

If you haven’t heard of Rising Phoenix yet, you will be hearing more about it in the coming days, weeks and months. In this Netflix documentary, “elite athletes and insiders reflect on the Paralympic Games and examine how they impact a global understanding of disability, diversity and excellence.” But it’s not just a story of … Continued

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Book Review: “Blindness for Beginners: A Renewed Vision of the Possible”

Editor’s note:  This review is part of our series on Reading to Enhance Mental Health and Well Being. As part of the VisionAware bookshelf series, I read Blindness for Beginners: A Renewed Vision of the Possible! What a delight! The title invites the reader into author Maribel Steel’s creative world of sensory resilience and problem-solving … Continued

Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center: A Resource for All

By Sylvia Stinson-Perez The Older Individuals who are Blind Technical Assistance Center (OIB-TAC) is focused on agencies promoting independence, community involvement, and the well-being of older individuals who are blind. It is a part of the National Research & Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC). The OIB-TAC provides a variety of training and technical … Continued

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How the ADA Has Affected My Life

At the time the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA) was signed in 1990, I recall thinking this legislation was entirely appropriate, “the right thing to do,” an expansion of equal rights. At the time, it was all theoretical for me. I didn’t have any skin in that game to speak of. Diagnosed with Vision Loss Two … Continued