Author Archives: Phouka

Study on Employment Experiences of B/VI Folks

From the mailbag: Invitation to Participate in Research on Employment Experiences of BVI Individuals Are you legally blind and age 18 or older?  Are you comfortable verbalizing your thoughts in English?  Have you at some point in the last five … Continue reading

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Coelho Center Disability Law Fellowship

If you are B/VI and wish to be an attorney, this could be a fabulous opportunity. From the mail bag: The Coelho Center Law Fellowship Program is launching this Summer 2019. Central to the mission of The Coelho Center for … Continue reading

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A Resounding Easter Success

A few weeks ago, I wrote about our attempts to make Easter egg hunting accessible for Peanut:  Easter’s a-comin’.  I am delighted to say that our efforts were a resounding success. The Easter Bunny (EB) set baskets for the kids at … Continue reading

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Easter’s a-comin’

As Peanut’s visual acuity declines, Easter becomes more of a challenge.  He’s not really able to see things on the ground, even if they’re high-contrast, so the color of the eggs doesn’t matter.  The commercial beeping eggs I’d tried a … Continue reading

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Time to grow a reader with Seedlings

Seedlings Book Angel program is open for 2019!  B/VI kiddos in the United States and Canada up to age 21 can receive three free books by registering here:  http://seedlings.org/bkangel2009.php  Aside from the awesomeness of getting books, Seedlings is extra awesome … Continue reading

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Online Research Study Regarding Autonomous Vehicles

From the mailbag: Transportation is seeing all kinds of disruptive transformation. Ridesharing, electric cars and automated vehicles are only a few examples.  While all these innovative technological advances will hopefully have a positive impact within our communities, the needs of … Continue reading

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BELL is coming to Kansas!

The National Federation of the Blind’s Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy is coming to Kansas City!  The Kansas session will be held from Monday, June 10, through Friday, June 21 at KSSB; 9 a.m. to 3 p.m. … Continue reading

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Want to go to the No Barriers Summit? Apply for a Reach Scholarship Now!

From the mailbag: Meet our first two recipients and APPLY NOW. The Reach Scholarship recognizes folks who have broken through barriers, and are Elevating others while continuing to climb in their own lives. Reach Scholarship recipients receive a two-person scholarship to … Continue reading

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Research Survey on Board/Card Games

So far, Peanut has discovered a love of Exploding Kittens, Don’t Step in It!, Uno, and traditional RPGs (ala Pathfinder and Dungeons & Dragons).  I would love to find more games that are adaptable and appropriate for his interests.  Maybe surveys like this … Continue reading

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CCB Summer Jobs

From the mailbag: Looking for a fun and challenging summer job? Gain invaluable job experience, make a difference, and be part of a great team! The Colorado Center for the Blind is now accepting applications from positive blind role models … Continue reading

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