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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

Amys father Don standing by his truck which reads Don Bovaird Tree Man

My Dad: The Tree Man

My earliest recollection of my dad was hearing the sound of a chainsaw outside my bedroom window. He worked as a lineman for our town electric company and helped run the power plant. But his real passion? Cutting down trees. In Northwest Pennsylvania, “tree felling” has always served as a lucrative profession.   Dad started … Continued

Maribel and her father sitting together, her father proudly holding up a copy of her book

Father’s Day Poems from the Heart

For Father’s Day, VisionAware Peers share tributes in quite different but touching ways. Maribel Steel Maribel Steel poetically and appreciatively thanks her Dad for his skillful editing of her writings. Flattery Gets You Everywhere My father, Brian, shares a passion for the craft of writing. He is a well-seasoned author and linguist and is one … Continued

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Celebrating Our Mothers on Mother’s Day, No Matter the Distance

This is an especially bittersweet Mother’s Day while social distancing is still in effect. The VisionAware Peers share warm thoughts of mothers and celebrate their meaning in our lives, across the miles, across the years, or just six feet away! Flowering My Children on Mother’s Day by Maribel Steel At this time of uncertainty, while … Continued

Instant Pot: A Tool for the Blind or Visually Impaired Cook

The Instant Pot, a Magnificent Obsession By Jeannie Johnson This would make an excellent Mother’s Day present. Here are some other great Mother’s Day gift ideas! The Instant Pot is one of the latest cooking crazes, and with good reason! Actually, it is just one of many brands of a small kitchen appliance called a … Continued

Renewing My Vision: A New Year’s Resolve

The year 2017 was many things for me. I traveled on my own, attended a life-changing writing workshop, met some amazing people, and found somewhat of a groove in freelance writing. I also found a connection that has, and may in the future, contain all these things, helping me to develop the skills I choose … Continued

Holiday Picks and Black Friday Deals for People with Vision Loss

Looking for holiday gifts for friends or family with vision loss? Here are some great deals and recommendations! VisionAware has a holiday gift guide full of suggestions from peer advisors and contributors. The guide includes ideas for homemade gifts as well. It’s not too late to get started! Think about a subscription for large print … Continued