Not Your Average Girl: Girls World Expo

Not Your Average Girl: Girls World Expo

Since becoming a mother, I find myself looking for opportunities where I can be a positive role model for my daughters while helping my overall community. By “community,” I don’t just mean Staten Island; I am also referring to the visually impaired. When I saw an advertisement for Girls World Expo looking for a local […]

Herbal Essences Hair Care Creates Inclusive Bottle Design for Visually Impaired

Herbal Essences Hair Care Creates Inclusive Bottle Design for Visually Impaired

Have you ever been in the shower and reached for the shampoo, but accidentally grabbed your conditioner instead? Too often manufacturers create bottles that look and feel the same, making it difficult for the visually impaired to differentiate between products without getting a little creative. For years, I’ve personally used a combination of bump dots […]

Providence St. Joseph Health, Disability Culture & Tele-Medicine

Providence St. Joseph Health, Disability Culture & Tele-Medicine

How we provide effective healthcare in our country matters. Of course, we need to look at people as individuals. However, we also need to be mindful of cultural competence. Disability culture is a unique movement that considers the behaviors, belief systems, ways of living, and the historical context of the disabled. As a method of […]

Used Crayons: A School Supply Story

Used Crayons: A School Supply Story

For the past ten years, my family has hosted an annual school supply drive with all donations benefitting local veteran’s families. Book bags, pencil cases, folders, lunch sacks…you name it; we collect it. Over the years we’ve been relatively successful, but for added insurance, my husband and I budget some of our own money to […]

A Stunning Blow

A Stunning Blow

Believe me, I wish I were making this stuff up. But it all too often happens to me and many others with disabilities and differences. Truth is stranger than fiction and sometimes more depressing. My other half and I went on a short out-of-town trip; we left yesterday and returned today. We took our daughter […]

The Power of Stealth

The Power of Stealth

My ten-year-old daughter Sarah won a prize this morning for completing an obstacle course at the library while making the least amount of noise. Yeah, I know…. my kid. It was probably the quietest five minutes and eleven seconds she’s ever had in her whole waking life, and most of her sleeping life, too.  The […]

Kristen Witucki: Outside Myself

Kristen Witucki: Outside Myself

At Blind Motherhood, we like to celebrate the accomplishments of our contributors.This year, one of our own, Kristen Witucki, had her book published! OUTSIDE MYSELF is a young adult novel that focuses on Tallie, a teen girl struggling to adjust to her blindness, and Benjamin, an older gentleman who works in a library for the […]

Actiview Announces Access for the Blind and Hard of Hearing to Watch Solo: A Star Wars Story

Actiview Announces Access for the Blind and Hard of Hearing to Watch Solo: A Star Wars Story

Actiview, a California Bay Area-based technology company, is providing support for all Blind/Low Vision and Hard of Hearing attendees of the new film Solo: A Star Wars Story, nationwide. Starting June 1st, 2018, the Actiview app will be enabled with Audio Description and Amplified Audio tracks that people can download on their mobile phone and bring with them to […]

Skydiving For A Cause

Skydiving For A Cause

Blind poet Dave Steele and his wife, Amy, recently took a unique “plunge” in the battle against blindness by skydiving for Henshaws, a U.K. based northern charity supporting people living with sight loss and a range of other disabilities. As ambassadors for this organization, the couple raised an incredible £725 for the charity skydive by throwing […]

Guide Dog Frances One Of 21 Courageous Canines Competing in Hero Dog Awards

Guide Dog Frances One Of 21 Courageous Canines Competing in Hero Dog Awards

America’s animal lovers have spoken, and after more than half a million votes from across the country, Frances from Staten Island, New York is one of only 21 courageous canines to be advancing to the semifinal rounds of the 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Awards®, sponsored by the Lois Pope LIFE Foundation and Zoetis, and […]

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