Valentine’s Day Is on the Horizon: Make It Sensory

Valentine’s is a good time to think about self-care. Self-care means caring for yourself in ways that promote health and well-being.  As peer advisor and author of a new self-care series, Audrey Demmitt, R.N., says, “Self-care gives you the power to nurture your body, mind, and spirit in transformative ways.” When you take care of … Continued

Managing Depression During the Holidays and Beyond

Editor’s note: With the holidays approaching, Audrey Demmitt, R.N., and VisionAware peer, discusses managing depression during the holidays. In her post, she provides excellent tips for coping and information about treatment. The holiday season is tough on those who are struggling with depression, anxiety and stress. Let’s face it–for many of us the family gatherings, … Continued

Baking Blind Christmas Booklet

By Penny Melville–Brown Just in time for the holidays, Penny Melville-Brown, featured on VisionAware in Maribel Steel’s post Two Blind Cooks in My Kitchen, is excited to announce her Baking Blind cookbook is scheduled for release in the spring of 2022.   In her forward she writes:  “During the months of the pandemic, I’ve been posting recipes for my “Covid cookbook” and, with the support of Open Sight Hampshire, … Continued

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

Cooking for the Holidays When You Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Whether you’re making a meal, taking a dish to a party, preparing treats to have on hand if visitors drop in, or creating gifts to please the palette, with proper planning these don’t have to be holiday stressors!  What to Fix   With low or no vision, what is your skill level?  By evaluating what you can easily do, you can … Continued

2021 Holiday Gift Ideas for People Who Are Blind or Low Vision

Compiled by Katie Frederick, VisionAware Digital Content Manager Editor’s Note: For more ideas about gifting to your friends and family with vision loss, listen to our gift giving webinar in which VisionAware Peer Advisors and special guest presenters shared their favorite holiday gift giving ideas. Also read their suggested list of gifts. The Holidays Are … Continued

Downloads and Gadgets for Dad for Father’s Day

  Father’s Day is upon us and you needed some gift ideas yesterday! Here’s a short list of really helpful downloads and gadgets for your father who has everything but perfect vision.  iOS Access for All  iOS Access for All by Shelly Brisbin is one of the best books you’ll find on using an iPhone or iPad with the accessibility … Continued