Category Archives: Tools and Resources

Kitchen Time With the Kids

Peanut, like a lot of kids his age, wants to help in the kitchen.  I figure blind adults have to be able to cook, and Christine Ha demonstrated that blind people can be excellent chefs, so I’m supporting him in … Continue reading

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ASAN Advocacy Toolkit

From the mailbag: ASAN has published a toolkit for advocates, families and administrators on how to ensure that people with disabilities receive Medicaid-funded Home and Community-Based Services in integrated settings that offer full access to the community. Home and community-based services … Continue reading

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Tax Season Approacheth

Recently received from the IRS: Hello and Happy Tax Season! Another tax season is at our door! We are proud to announce that last year with your help, more than one million accessible forms and publications were downloaded, in large … Continue reading

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New Hadley Course: Braille and Your Baby or Toddler

Hadley’s newest course, Braille and Your Baby or Toddler, is now open to Family Education and Professional students. With guidance from parents and other important adults, infants and toddlers can gain the skills they need to become successful braille readers … Continue reading

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Bonnie Bear and Mr. Gramophone

One of the best–and potentially worst–things about Netflix is the staggering array of children’s television available for streaming.  The kids have found some fantastic programs from all around the world, such as Lunar Jim and Postman Pat; rediscovered shows Efrit … Continue reading

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USDE Publishes “Dear Colleague” Letter re: Braille Instruction

If you’ve followed this blog for a while, or listened to me rant in real life, you know these things: My son will be illiterate over my dead body. Braille is essential for him to be literate. People who think … Continue reading

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Tap Tap See. No, Really. Tap Tap *See*

The past few weeks, I’ve noticed people I follow on Twitter being all abuzz about an app called TapTapSee. It’s recently been updated, and they were delighted with the things the app can now do, like help identify subjects in a picture … Continue reading

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EyeWiki

While exploring the internet one day, I discovered EyeWiki. As explained on their home page, EyeWiki is an ophthalmic wiki where ophthalmologists, other physicians, patients and the public can view an eye encyclopedia of content written by ophthalmologists covering the … Continue reading

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Tricks and Tools: Use Your Eyesight Wisely

Recently, Fred’s Head tweeted, So, 90% or more of the tweets for #blind are about people losing their glasses or contacts — Fred’s Head from APH (@fredshead) February 18, 2013 This got me thinking:  I’m a glasses wearer, and I have … Continue reading

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NFB Scholarships! March 31, 2013, Deadline

The National Federation of the Blind  is now accepting applications to our national scholarship program from freshmen beginning college this fall on up through graduate students. The 30 scholarships range in value from $3,000 up to $12,000, and include a … Continue reading

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