Navigating the Grocery Store

Navigating the Grocery Store

Enhancing Orientation and Mobility Skills  Part 2: Navigating Through the Grocery Store I’m certain my orientation and mobility instructor took me to navigate through Giant Eagle Grocery chain before attempting the super-centers so I wouldn’t feel too intimidated. The layout of the grocery

Friday Friends: Spotlight on J Steele-Louchart

Friday Friends: Spotlight on J Steele-Louchart

Friday Friends Spotlight on J Steele-Louchart “Non-Traditional Orientation and Mobility Coach”  I recently met Justin through the PALS (Peer Advisor Life Support) program with VisionAware, an outreach site of the American Foundation for the Blind. I   was so impressed that he

Blurred Details, Clear Message

Mobility Matters Stepping Out in Faith was on my heart long before I wrote it. This book chronicles my progressive vision and hearing loss, and the obstacles those losses caused for me, both physical and self-imposed. As I attempted to cope with a more muted, fuzzier environment, I felt out-of-sync with everyone around me. As a foreign language instructor, it became more difficult to teach Spanish and control the behavior of my students. It became more challenging to fit in with my friends. I couldn’t even hear the whispers of my dates let alone accompany them into dark movie theaters without stumbling all over the chairs and other people’s feet.