Holiday Gift Ideas for People with Vision Loss for 2020

Editor’s note: This post is a preview to the upcoming VisionAware webinar, Unwrapping the Wonder, on December 2, 3:00 – 4:30PM ET. Click here to register! It’s the time of year to think about gifts for our loved ones. This year, the pandemic has added a sense of urgency since shipping is taking longer than … Continued

A Tribute to Veterans with Disabilities

Editor’s note: November 11 is Veterans Day, and VisionAware is honoring those who have served us with this special tribute from VisionAware Peer Advisor DeAnna Noriega. For further information, VisionAware has an entire section devoted to Veterans including services, resources, and personal stories about veterans with vision loss. A Tribute to Veterans with Disabilities By … Continued

What’s for Dinner?

What’s for dinner is a question we often dread. It is usually followed with something like this, “that again!” As a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist, I am often asked how people with vision loss can plan meals. In this post I will detail how meal planning can be accomplished in an exciting, healthy, and economical way. I … Continued

Stepping Toward Independence

Editor’s note: October 15 is White Cane Safety Day and we wanted to highlight the importance of white canes for people with vision loss. VisionAware has covered this topic in many ways over the years. including history and benefits. This year, with COVID-19 still affecting service delivery, Lenore Dillon, VRT and peer advisor, has written … Continued

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Team “Daring Sisters” Running to Celebrate the 30-year Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act

After losing most of my sight to Retinitis Pigmentosa, I started back running in 2000 with a tether and a guide. Sometimes that guide was my husband, Steve; other times friends have guided me, and, at times, even someone I met for the run of the day. I love to run, and it has felt freeing as I … Continued

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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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