Speak to Me

Editor’s note: In this second part of our theme in recognition of the International Day of Persons with Disabilities, Mary Hiland and Sandra Burgess use real life experiences to illustrate more effective ways sighted people can interact with individuals who are blind or visually impaired. In the first part, Sandra talked about useful tips when … Continued

Gratitude, A Healing Resource for People Experiencing Vision Loss

Editor’s note: Just in time for Thanksgiving, we bring you this thoughtful post by Rev. Laura Bratton, a United Methodist pastor in South Carolina. She is the founder of Ubi Global LLC and the author of the book "Harnessing Courage." Her website is www.ubiglobal.org. Gratitude, A Healing Resource for People Experiencing Vision Loss By Laura … Continued

An Anthology of Holiday Picks for 2016 and from Yesteryears

Over the years, the VisionAware peer advisors and contributors have come up with an awesome list of gift suggestions, and this year is no exception. Enjoy their ideas from yesteryear and peruse their latest "gift list" before your holiday shopping. So sit back and relax, sip a holiday cocktail (compliments of Maureen Duffy), and review … Continued

AFB Releases Our VisionConnect™ App for Android

The American Foundation for the Blind is pleased to announce that its popular VisionConnect™ app is now available for Android, as well as iOS devices. It can be downloaded from both the GooglePlay Store or the Apple App Store and is free. About the New VisionConnect™ App Caption: VisionConnect Logo VisionConnect™ provides a searchable directory … Continued

The Medicare Rights Center Answers Your Medicare Questions

by Joe Baker, Medicare Rights Center staff On October 15, open enrollment begins for Medicare recipients. This can be a very confusing time. You can get help from The Medicare Rights Center, a national, nonprofit consumer service organization. This organization works to ensure access to affordable health care for older adults and people with disabilities … Continued

Finding a New Home: Bucket List Sequel Four, Part 2

Sue Martin–Unexpected Surprises This wasn’t on my bucket list, at least for this year, but…we’ve found our home in Maine. It’s under contract with a closing date in October. Our house in Alabama is on the market with strong interest. The house in Maine is a geodesic dome on 18 acres and it’s on a … Continued

The American Foundation for the Blind (AFB) 21st Century Agenda on Aging and Vision Loss Is Moving Forward!

The 21st Century Agenda on Aging and Vision Loss: Some Background AFB began a “national conversation” on aging and vision loss over a year ago in anticipation of the 2015 White House Conference on Aging. As noted in our post on the outcome of the conference, AFB and other stakeholders have been extremely concerned that … Continued