S P O T L I G H T O N Dolores McDiarmid “A Call to Work with the Blind” Dolores McDiarmid and VisionAware Dolores McDairmid and I became acquainted through VisionAware (VA), where I volunteer my time. VA is
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 “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
Bold Steps Moving Forward With Orientation and Mobility Training 35-Day Author Blog Challenge – Day 20 & Ultimate Blog Challenge – Day 2 As a child growing up, I was timid. I was that little girl who peeked out from behind
Hi everyone Today I’m guest posting over at SCANdalous. I’d love for you to take a look and leave a comment. My post is called “A Discussion on Mobility … with Real Vision-impaired People” and comes from a question I
I notice a pattern in these kinds of things. Something I expected to fall into place goes terribly wrong, and I think, oh no, my life is ruined. Nothing is going to work out.
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.
Learning to navigate by cane isn’t an easy feat! When you add pouring rain, waterlogged shoes and an insistent instructor harping on one weakness to the mix, you’re going to wonder where to look for hope…today Rachel Skatvold is hosting me.