Alice Sheppard & Kinetic Light Present NY Premiere Of “DESCENT”

Alice Sheppard & Kinetic Light Present NY Premiere Of “DESCENT”

Every now and again a rare opportunity presents itself in New York City. An upcoming, all accessible, all-inclusive production called DESCENT has got Blind Motherhood ready to hit the theater! Performed on a custom-designed architectural ramp installation with hills, curves, and peaks, DESCENT explores the pleasures of wheeled movement and reckless abandon. This new evening-length […]

And A Little Child Will Lead Them: HR620

And A Little Child Will Lead Them: HR620

On Thursday, February 15, in a decision that didn’t make the evening news in most places, the House of Representatives took the first steps toward erasing nearly thirty years of progress for disabled people. HR620, a bill that passed in the House by a margin of 225 to 192, will effectively gut the Americans with […]

Join the National Federation of the Blind Parent Mentoring Program

Join the National Federation of the Blind Parent Mentoring Program

Since beginning Blind Motherhood, I have connected with many blind and visually impaired parents across the world. Each of us is looking for the same thing – a relationship with another person who understands the unique circumstances of parenting while visually impaired. The National Federation for the Blind is moving forward with it’s Blind Parent […]

NBC Providing Video Description for Olympic Games in PyeongChang

NBC Providing Video Description for Olympic Games in PyeongChang

It’s not too late to enjoy the Olympic games if you’re a blind or visually impaired viewer. Comcast and NBC are offering an inclusive viewing experience for people with visual disabilities including video description to accompany 18 primetime telecasts of the PyeongChang Games. Working With Descriptive Video:  NBC Olympics and Comcast are working with Descriptive […]

Lavelle School For the Blind Celebrates Multicultural Week

Lavelle School For the Blind Celebrates Multicultural Week

Schools across the country are increasingly recognizing the importance of exploring issues of diversity in education, with teachers looking for creative opportunities to help educate their students about our global society. New York City’s Lavelle School For the Blind is no different. From February 12 – 16th, the school is hosting a Multicultural Week, emphasizing the […]

Hadley Announces 2018 New Venture Competition

Hadley Announces 2018 New Venture Competition

Are you legally blind and dreaming of starting your own business? Hadley can help! Submit your business plan and you may win up to $30,000 to bring your dream to reality! Hadley’s competition is open to legally blind US residents who successfully complete at least one course from our Forsythe Center for Employment and Entrepreneurship and will […]

Blind Momma’s Posh Pampering

Blind Momma’s Posh Pampering

When I rang in 2018, one of my resolutions was to be kinder to myself.  I know I need to do a better job of making time for me. That’s no easy task when you’ve got two kids and a “Mostly Wonderful” husband to take care of. Another complication, I am “NOT” a girly girl.  […]

My Christmas Fidget Spinner

My Christmas Fidget Spinner

Two days before Christmas, we got a sudden snowstorm in Colorado. The storm was brief, but it left behind enough snow to cover the sidewalks with a few inches of white fluff. When the sun reappeared, my nine-year-old daughter Sarah took the initiative and bundled herself up in a long-sleeved shirt and a fleece-lined sweatshirt, […]

19 Fascinating Facts About Louis Braille

19 Fascinating Facts About Louis Braille

World Braille Day is celebrated annually on January 4th, the birthday of Braille inventor, Louis Braille. Louis would have been 209 years old today! Organizations around the globe use World Braille Day to promote awareness about the challenges faced by visually impaired individuals and to encourage businesses and governments to create economic and social opportunities for […]

Mommy’s Little Helper

Mommy’s Little Helper

On a warm Saturday afternoon in November, my nine-year-old daughter Sarah and I walked down the street to Seven-11. She’d aced a spelling test the day before, and I decided to treat her to a Slurpee. At the convenience store counter, I started digging for loose change in my purse. The line was long, and […]

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