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The Summer Camp Experience for the Blind and Visually Impaired

When I was ten years old, I went to summer camp with my best friend. To this day, that week is memorialized as one of the best weeks of my life. 883 more words

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The White Cane: A Useful Tool

There comes a time when it just makes sense to use a white cane when you are losing your vision. Most of us resist this rite of passage, fearing the stigmas, myths, and images associated with the “dreaded white cane.” In my case, something awful had to happen to wake me up to the reality that I was no longer a safe traveler. 710 more words

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It's Job Swap Time At Descriptive Video Works!

Over the many years we’ve been providing quality described video services we have maintained our position as one of the best in the business by not being afraid to learn and adapt. 773 more words

Described Shows

todos com todos

everyone with everybody…

A fantastic documentary about the inclusion of children with disability in mainstream schools in São Paulo, Brazil.

While almost the entire doco was “quote worthy” I particularly like the simplicity of this translated statement by Samuel’s father… 95 more words


Celebrating Helen Keller's Birthday with a Movie at the Lighthouse

June 27 – Helen Keller’s Birthday

Submitted by Lighthouse Volunteer,
Caryl Melancon

Helen Keller was born on June 27, 1880 in Tuscumbia, Alabama. She lost her vision and hearing when she was 19 months old due to an unknown illness. 735 more words


It's like a Stroke In Your Eye Pt. 2

For as long as I can remember I have always received the best compliments on my eyes. So you can imagine my sadness when my diseases started attacking my eyes. 662 more words

Antiphospholipid Syndrome

Grieving the loss of invincibility

There is a weird stage of grief that you won’t find on any list. It’s one that has happened to me over the past year, slowly and gradually, and then sometimes all at once. 592 more words

Brain Cancer