Pair of Enchroma glasses

Color My World

I distinctly remember the point in the book The Giver when I realized that this seemingly Utopian society had lost the ability to see color.  I kept wondering what that would be like and how different everything would be to me. For those who are colorblind or have a Color Vision Deficiency (CVD), the world may look…
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Talking Book Machine and electronic book: photo provided by Talking Book Program

The Ability To Read For Everyone!

“Books are the quietest and most constant of friends; they are the most accessible and wisest of counselors, and the most patient of teacher.” – quote by Charles William Eliot As a former librarian, one of my favorite programs was the Talking Book Program run by the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically…
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We Can All Learn A Lesson From A Fifth Grader Who Is Blind

When Hibiki Sakai was a baby, he was diagnosed with retinoblastoma in both eyes and lost his sight due to the life-saving surgeries that were necessary.  Fortunately, this hasn’t stopped this ten-year old from enjoying video games like other young boys. Hibiki, a 5th grader from Japan, recently sent the Nintendo company a letter, telling…
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TapTapSee app logo

Nothing In Life Is Free, Right? Wrong!

When I look at the many applications out there, I become more and more aware of all the free applications available to those who are blind or visually impaired that really can open up the world. Lacey Long, vision teacher with Morton County, was over to visit our facility and mentioned some of the applications…
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The Dakota Disk

Don’t Let Rough Terrain Stop Your Cane Travel. Use The Dakota Disk!

Several years ago I worked at ND Vision Services/School for the Blind and was a co-worker with Paul Olson who was then the Orientation and Mobility (O & M) Instructor.  Now Paul is the superintendent of the school but is still very involved with O & M.  In fact, he invented a new cane tip,…
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