Celebrating Mother’s Day as a Blind or Visually Impaired Parent

Editor’s Note: All of us at VisionAware wish mothers everywhere a happy Mother’s Day. Over the years, the peers have written a great deal about Mother’s Day and being a blind or visually impaired mom, and we wanted to share some of their stories. Deanna Noriega–Review of Daddy Won’t Let Mom Drive a Car With … Continued

Exploring International Travel Opportunities for People with Vision Loss: Part Two: Venturing Into the International World

Editor’s note: This post is part of our international travel series. Be sure to read Part One to find out about “traveling” from the comfort of your armchair.  Also, read Elizabeth’s fascinating and related article on thinking through your best way to visit the world. The Big Picture   Here are several questions essential to ask before planning any type … Continued

Exercising Safely In Your Own Home

Hearing the word “exercise” can often lead to thoughts of long, tiring workouts at the gym or participating in some sort of highly physical sports activity; however, exercise does not always have to mean those things. Exercise is about trying different things and figuring out what works for you, because what works for one person … Continued

Getting Started When You Are New to Vision Loss: Part One

Vision loss can happen suddenly or gradually in adulthood. Each eye disease has a characteristic pattern of loss and progression, so the impact is very individual from person to person. Total and sudden vision loss is very traumatic, and it requires immediate interventions and training. However, many eye conditions impair vision slowly and often in stages. This type of progression provides its own challenges. More often adults with … Continued

Exploring International Travel Opportunities for People with Vision Loss: Part One, Bringing the World to Your Doorstep

  As a young teen, I dreamed of going away from home, far from home. It wasn’t so much that my parents were clueless and embarrassing, though that was true from a teenage perspective; but my mother and uncle, both army brats, regaled me for years with tantalizing stories about their youthful adventures in Japan, Germany, and Turkey. Our home … Continued

Spring Cleaning with Low Vision

by Melanie Peskoe Cleaning has never been something I enjoy. I’ll just put that out there right now. I would love to be able afford to hire a housekeeper to do the heavy lifting related to cleaning. Sadly, sigh, my budget doesn’t even come close to allowing for that expense! Since I don’t want to live in an utter pigsty, I … Continued

New Friend and Program to Teach Sewing and Crafting to People with Vision Loss

Over the past year during the pandemic, the American Council of the Blind (ACB), a national consumer group for people who are blind or visually impaired, has held Community Calls where people can connect with one another and often learn something along the way. I’ve enjoyed these calls so much that I learned how to … Continued

Shopping Wisely During COVID and Beyond: Saving Money One Dime at a Time

Shopping with Vision Loss I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for a good bargain when shopping. With the added stress of these uncertain times, it seems like more and more people are looking for ways to save money on groceries. Being blind poses some challenges to things like looking at the weekly newspaper or mailer ads to compare prices and couponing.  On top of that, traveling around town to get a … Continued

Glaucoma: My Denial Of The Invisible Enemy Within

A Myopic View Myopia or nearsightedness is a condition I’ve lived with all of my life. Being able to see things at an extremely close distance, but not see things far away, was normal for me and I successfully managed living with myopia most of my life through the benefit of corrective lenses.  The first time I heard I had high … Continued