Cataracts: My Personal Story 

by Maribel Steel Editor’s note: June is Cataracts Awareness Month. According to the National Eye Institute (NEI), more than half of all Americans who are 80 or older either have cataracts or have had surgery to remove cataracts. My Story During my teenage years, I was diagnosed with retinitis pigmentosa (RP). After a time of … Continued

Perspectives on Parenting When Blind or Low Vision

   by Dayle Kane and Elizabeth Sammons                     Editor’s note: Just in time for Mother’s Day, two APH VisionAware peers contribute their considerations, advice, tips, and tricks for other parents or prospective parents who are blind or low vision.  Elizabeth counts the costs of parenting   I never wanted children. My international life felt complete without … Continued

Do I Know You? Figuring Out Who Just Said “Hello”

by Elizabeth L. Sammons and Empish J. Thomas Every reader of this post has surely experienced forgetting names or failing to recognize someone. However, many sighted people can say, “But I never forget a face.” Since our blindness community doesn’t share this ability, we wanted to discuss issues around recognizing friends or identifying strangers. Elizabeth: … Continued