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The Transportation Problem

Finding Rides When You Can’t Drive

One of the most difficult challenges for people with vision loss is finding reliable and affordable transportation. Whether you have had to give up your driver’s license or never had the chance to drive, it is an adjustment fraught with emotion and a sense of loss of independence. 922 more words

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Life in the fast lane - the science of colour

How do you describe colour to someone with vision impairment?

In researching the question, I discovered it is a philosophical and scientific question.

If blind from birth you can’t rely on senses to describe colour as they are meaningless. 428 more words

Walking With Sophie

I no longer take this for granted…the ability to walk out my door, unafraid and confident, into the bright and blinding sun to go for a walk in my neighborhood. 869 more words

Life With A Guide Dog

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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