Financial Literacy and Protection: Another Key to Independence

Editor’s note: It is important to protect oneself from financial fraud/ abuse and learn financial literacy as an individual who is blind or low vision. Amy Lynn Smith shares Lisa Lloyd’s personal story of financial abuse as well as Lisa’s tips on financial independence as an individual who is low vision. Additionally, Amy Lynn Smith … Continued

Hispanic Heritage and Albinism: Celebrating Diversity

by Amy Lynn Smith Editor’s note: Kayla Ludlow is a proud Latina who has low vision due to albinism. Having fair skin and hair, Kayla shares that those she meets don’t initially believe she is Hispanic. Kayla utilizes social media to educate the public on diversity. Kayla Ludlow loves being a Latina. She’s proud of … Continued

Vacationing in our Nation’s Capital as a Person Who is Blind

I took this trip to our nation’s capital and wrote about it in 2014. I decided it’s time to remind blind and low vision readers about the historical sites to visit in Washington DC and how they can enjoy themselves. My Trip I have been to Washington, DC on several occasions, but those trips were … Continued

DeafBlind Awareness Month: “What Did You Say About Frogs”?: Deafblindness, An Incomplete Introduction 

Editor’s note: Are you an individual who is DeafBlind or interested in learning about deafblindness? George Stern, a deafblind Afro-Caribbean immigrant who’s interested in all things food, linguistic, and social justice, shares his perspective on living with deafblindess.    Several lifetimes ago, during my long and illustrious career as the best class project ever (I routinely … Continued

DeafBlind Awareness Week: Celebrating Helen Keller: Her life, her achievements, and her indelible influence 

Editor’s note: Amy Lynn Smith shares about Helen Keller’s life and work in recognition of Helen Keller DeafBlind Awareness Week 2022, June 26- July 2. May we remember Helen’s legacy and recognize how, even today, those who are blind, low vision, or DeafBlind are influenced by her legacy.  The story of Helen Keller has been … Continued

Do I Know You? Figuring Out Who Just Said “Hello”

by Elizabeth L. Sammons and Empish J. Thomas Every reader of this post has surely experienced forgetting names or failing to recognize someone. However, many sighted people can say, “But I never forget a face.” Since our blindness community doesn’t share this ability, we wanted to discuss issues around recognizing friends or identifying strangers. Elizabeth: … Continued