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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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Cooking, Cleaning, and COVID-19

Since COVID-19 has entered our lives, many people have had more time to enjoy cooking as well as having to cook by necessity. This is the first of many articles outlining cooking techniques and equipment used by individuals who are blind or who have low vision with emphasis on techniques to make life less challenging … Continued

The ADA in the Age of COVID-19

With the 30th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act approaching, it is important to reflect on how this pandemic has affected the independence and rights of people with disabilities, and the importance of advocacy to make freedom ring through continued accessibility of basic necessities. To learn about the impact of the COVID-19 pandemic on … Continued

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The Road to Independence through Remote Learning

Celebrate Independence Day by regaining yours if you’ve lost vision. You may think that’s not possible, especially now with COVID-19 concerns. Lenore Dillon, Vision Rehabilitation Therapist and VisionAware Peer Advisor, puts these fears to rest in this series on remaining independent with vision loss while learning remotely. Anyone who has recently been diagnosed with vision … Continued

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My Experience Using Zoom for a Telehealth Appointment

After my primary care physician cancelled my appointment in mid-March because of the COVID-19 pandemic, I was not sure about meeting again. I had not been sick, and this was just a routine checkup. Things have been up and down and every day something new happens with this virus. So, I decided to wait patiently, … Continued