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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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