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

What to do When You Meet a Person with Combined Vision and Hearing Loss

For Helen Keller DeafBlind Awareness week, celebrated June 26-July 2, APH VisionAware is highlighting information on combined hearing and vision loss. To provide perspective on the magnitude of combined hearing and vision loss in this country, recent studies report that people who are blind or low vision are twice as likely to be deaf or … 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

Dicapta: Spanish Audio Description Services and Technology for Accessibility (Including Emergency Alerts) 

Are you or a loved one a Spanish speaker who is blind, low vision, or deafblind? Read on to learn about an organization that makes audiovisual content and emergency alerts accessible to Spanish speakers with sensory disabilities.  Have you ever wondered how people who are blind or low vision watch television shows and movies? Or maybe you’ve … Continued

Enjoying Summer Events When Blind or Low Vision and Using a White Cane

by Melanie Peskoe and Maribel Steel Summer is a time of year filled with outdoor gatherings. Generally, they involve food, drinks, lots of sitting and chatting, and perhaps even some games on the lawn. Typically, the meal is potluck style where everyone brings their favorite dish to share, and drinks are served in those ever-present … Continued

The Social Determinants of Health and Older Americans Month 

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are a heavy topic for a blog post. So why write about them? It’s Older Americans month and it is important for people to understand the major factors that shape their lives and affect them as they grow older.  This post will discuss how these factors intersect with losing vision … Continued