The ADA and COVID-19 in 2021: the Journey Forward

In 2020, the American Printing House for the Blind, the American Foundation for the blind and 13 other vision-related U.S. organizations and companies, carried out the “Flatten Inaccessibility” survey to determine how critical areas of life were affected by the pandemic for people with vision loss. Several segments of life were included, among them technology, transportation, healthcare, social experiences, and access to food and supplies. Some … Continued

COVID-19,Vaccines, Transportation: Helpful Information for People with Vision Loss

By Pris Rogers and Judy Shanley, Ph.D. We are all concerned these days about what to do about getting a vaccine for COVID-19. Visual impairment adds to the stress and difficulty involved in registering to get vaccinated as well as obtaining transportation for the vaccine. In this post we provide some suggestions to help you and … Continued

Shopping Wisely During COVID and Beyond: Saving Money One Dime at a Time

Shopping with Vision Loss I don’t know about you, but I’m always looking for a good bargain when shopping. With the added stress of these uncertain times, it seems like more and more people are looking for ways to save money on groceries. Being blind poses some challenges to things like looking at the weekly newspaper or mailer ads to compare prices and couponing.  On top of that, traveling around town to get a … Continued

Food Storage After COVID-19

If refrigerators and freezers could talk, they might be saying something like this.  “It’s dark, dank, and smelly inside this fridge.  I hope my owners don’t open the door, who knows what’s going to spill out.” COVID-19 has afforded us more time to enjoy the art of cooking.  Food storage and labeling have become necessary … Continued

At-Home COVID Testing When You’re Visually Impaired

by Kim Ladd, RN, BS, CPHQ, CDCES Currently, many urgent care centers, pharmacy clinics, hospitals, health departments, and doctor’s offices can provide either in-person or drive-up COVID-19 testing. Unfortunately, these are not good options if you cannot drive or have no viable transportation options. Thankfully, there is now another option. LabCorp has developed an at-home … 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

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