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At Casa de Phouka, Gingerbread Boys Have Canes . . .

. . . a bit of randomness to start your new year. Item the first:  Baking with a blind kid is fun.  As you can tell from the photo at left, Peanut has to get pretty close to the cookie … Continue reading

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Blind Americans Equality Day 2013

Too awesome for words. –Phouka ***** The White House Office of the Press Secretary For Immediate Release October 11, 2013 Presidential Proclamation — Blind Americans Equality Day, 2013 BLIND AMERICANS EQUALITY DAY, 2013 – – – – – – – … Continue reading

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Happy White Cane Safety Day!

I am delighted to say that both Kansas and Missouri have White Cane Laws.  What a White Cane Law does is reiterate the state’s commitment to people with disabilities, particularly those with vision disabilities, to live full, equal lives within … Continue reading

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Found! A positive blind character in children’s television.

Currently, Peanut is on a Magic School Bus kick.  This is fine with me:  I’ve been known to watch The Magic School Bus when I chanced upon it while flipping through the channels a time or two, and this long … Continue reading

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Jog the Web with Kathy Alstrin

Peanut’s first TVI was an amazing woman named Kathy Alstrin.  She is an excellent teacher, guide and advocate for children with visual impairments, and she made an enormous difference in our lives. Once upon a time, Kathy gave me a handout … Continue reading

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A little of this, a little of that

Peanut loves to cook.  He likes pouring in ingredients, stirring mixes, peeling onions, breaking up broccoli–you name it, he’s a fan.  Helping us in the kitchen is one of his favorite things to do. A few months ago, our TVI … Continue reading

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2012 BLIND, Inc. Buddy Program

Can you tell I’m working through my email?  I’ve got a fair-sized backlog of announcements/interesting emails saved up, so I’ll be doing my best to get them online in the next few days.  Hopefully, these will help you and your … Continue reading

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Looking for a Summer Job? Check out this program from Blind Industries and Services of Maryland

From a mailing list I’m on: Greetings all, Ø  Are you proficient in the basic skills of blindness? Ø  Are you ready to inspire confidence in our youth through enjoyable activities such as sailing, attending an O’s game, ballroom dance, … Continue reading

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The NFB Early Explorers Program

I was delighted to get an email towards the end of last year announcing the National Federation of the Blind’s Early Explorers Program. As explained in the email, The NFB Jernigan Institute is pleased to announce the NFB Early Explorers … Continue reading

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