Visually Impaired Viewers Have a Jolly Good Time Watching Audio Described Holiday Movies

Watching Movies Is Part of The Holiday Season Cuddling up with a mug of hot cocoa or the classic holiday three flavor popcorn tin on the sofa and watching a slew of Christmas movies is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Everyone knows that watching a heartwarming holiday flick is one of … Continued

Experiencing Art with Vision Loss in the Film “Straight Off the Canvas”

Editor’s note: Although this film is not available for public viewing at this time, this review of the film and the one completed by Elizabeth Sammons, give the reader insights into the fulfillment that art can bring to the creator, whether blind or sighted, and how important it is to encourage artistic talent in children and adults.  The reviews also … Continued

Film review: Viewpoint Blurred but Vivid in “Straight Off the Canvas”

Editor’s note:  Although this film is not available for public viewing at this time, this review of the film and the concurrent post by Empish Thomas, provide great information about the world of art for people with vision loss and the importance of audio description (voicing of titles and nonverbal actions for nonvisual viewers) to enable viewers who … 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

How One Craftsman Uses Woodworking to Depict His Vision Loss

Alan Shrebtienko not only has an artistic vision, he’s starting to use his art to reflect his vision loss – sharing what he is, and what he isn’t, able to see with those who might never otherwise understand.  National Crafting Month in March is a great time to showcase Alan’s work, which tied him for first place in the craft category of the 2020 APH InSights Art competition for artists who … Continued

Rising Phoenix film from Netflix, image of 3 athletes with disabilities, silhouettes

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

Camping with Low Vision

Editor’s note: As spring begins to blossom, our thoughts turn to enjoying the outdoors again after the winter months. Beckie Horter talks about the joys of camping, listening to the call of animals, and sitting by the campfire….Enjoy! Grab a lawn chair and come sit by the campfire a while. The night is cold, and … Continued

Celebrate National Library Week with a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

Get Ready to Read This Month at Your Local Library The week of April 8 through 14, 2018, is both National Library Week and Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Awareness Week. This is the perfect time to team up with the local library and a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) to learn more about reading with vision loss. … Continued

Fashion Trends Surge Among Blind and Visually Impaired Community

Editor’s Note: The week of March 11 is World Glaucoma Week. Peer advisor Steph McCoy, Founder and CEO of Bold Blind Beauty, has written eloquently about her journey with this eye condition. As a real fashionista, in this post, she shares her thoughts on fashion trends, an important topic as Spring approaches. Fashion Trends Surge … Continued