Category Archives: Random Thoughts and Observations

Museum Survey

A year or so ago, Peanut and I went on a touch tour at the Nelson-Atkins Museum of Art–it was pretty neat, and I even discovered facets of some of the pieces that I’d entirely missed as a sighted person.  … Continue reading

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Senior Retreat 2018

From the mailbag: SENIOR RETREAT 2018 Learn to Live the Life You Want Learn from experienced blind instructors techniques and skills of blindness to enhance your quality of life. Become empowered­ remain independent and actively engage in hobbies, work and … Continue reading

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Recent Changes to ABLE Accounts

This is from the IRS Newswire Issue IR-2018-139, so is a reliable source. From the mailbag: Tax reform allows people with disabilities to put more money into ABLE accounts, expands eligibility for Saver’s Credit WASHINGTON – People with disabilities can … Continue reading

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Office for Civil Rights: Feedback Needed

From the mailbag: Have you ever filed a complaint with the Department of Education’s Office for Civil Rights (OCR)? If so, please complete our short survey by July 15 (https://nfb.org/doe-ocr-survey). We need your help as we fight to reinstate your … Continue reading

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Animals on Airplanes: Be Heard

I’m sure everyone, by now, has heard of the ongoing saga of “service animals” such as peacocks, hamsters, and ill-behaved dogs on flights.  The U.S. Department of Transportation is looking for feedback on proposed amendments to regulations regarding service animals … Continue reading

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Coding Camp for B/VI Kiddos

From the mailbag: This is a program developed and run by blind professionals for youth who are blind or low vision. OSOP Coding Camp Learn Today – Prepare for Your Future Date: July 9 – July 13, 2018 Time: 10:00 … Continue reading

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B/VI Folks: Help a PhD Candidate by Taking a Survey

From the mailbag: I am currently finishing my dissertation on various challenges and negative experiences that people who are severely visually impaired or blind experience in the workplace. Below is a link to a 10 to 15 minute survey inquiring … Continue reading

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FREE (Yes, FREE!) Books for Big Kids

I love Seedlings:  their Book Angel program, among others, has been life-changing for our family.  I am delighted to share today’s From the Mailbag–a SEEDLINGS GIVEAWAY for older kids!!  This is quick and easy to do–you only need to snap a … Continue reading

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17th Annual Rehabilitation and O&M Conference

From the mailbag: Contemporary Issues in Rehabilitation and Education for the Blind 17th ANNUAL REHABILITATION AND ORIENTATION AND MOBILITY CONFERENCE Rosen Shingle Creek Resort 9939 Universal Boulevard Orlando, Florida 32819-9357 (866) 996-6338   Tuesday, July 3, 2018 8:30 am – … Continue reading

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Tactile Graphics in Education & Careers Symposium

From the mailbag: Tactile Graphics in Education and Careers Symposium at the National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute October 11-12, 2018 The National Federation of the Blind Jernigan Institute will host a symposium on the use of tactile graphics … Continue reading

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