Getting through the COVID-19 Crisis: Tips on Being Safe and Connected with Vision Loss

As we work our way through the COVID-19 crisis, it’s time to step back and look at how we do our everyday tasks in a safe and healthy manner. The VisionAware Peer Advisors are starting this series with a section on basic hygiene measures that the CDC recommends. Personal Hygiene: Basic Measures to Follow to … Continued

COVID-19 Resource List for People with Vision Loss

CDC Recommendations for How to Protect Yourself Symptoms and Protocol to Follow Resources on the Coronavirus for People with Vision Loss Managing Anxiety Around the Coronavirus American Academy of Ophthalmology Eye Protection National Council on the Aging Resources on Covid-19 for Older Adults National Council on the Aging Resources on Covid-19 for Professionals Wellness Resources … Continued

Instant Pot to the Rescue!

By Jeannie Johnson When the bulk of the holiday meal preparation is your job, if you’re like me, you have one standard oven and 4 stovetop burners.  Because we’re efficient, we can prepare some things ahead of time, but in order for everything to be hot and fresh all at once, sometimes those cooking options just … Continued

Voices of the Talking Book Program

Excerpt from the Novel The Help I put the manuscript down on the table with a thump… I brought it over to show to Aibileen and Minny one last time before I mail it… “Now we just…wait and see,” I say. “What if they find out?” Aibileen says quietly. “What if folks find out it … Continued

Guide Dog Training: One Skill at a Time

Photo by Maribel Steel Editor’s note: In celebration of National Dog Day August 26th, peer advisor Maribel Steel shares her experience of being paired up to a new guide dog in Australia. Decision Time For almost a decade, I’ve been using a white cane as my mobility aid. After my first guide dog went to … Continued

Including Yourself in a Faith Community as a Person with a Visual Impairment

When you lose vision, at first it might feel like you are unable to participate fruitfully in a faith community. Whether you’re new or a long-term member, some aspects of congregation life that you’ve always taken for granted can suddenly feel uncomfortable as a worshipper with blindness or visual impairment. Who’s saying hello? What are … Continued

You Cane Give: Making an Amazing Difference

Editor’s Note: James Boehm, VisionAware Peer Advisor, recently participated in a special mission to give blind residents of Kenya and Africa independence, mobility training and a new hope. He wanted to share through VisionAware his personal experience with the White Cane Initiative’s Team’s work. Other team members included Paul Mugambi, Hilda Mulandi, Laureen Agola, Karen … Continued