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Herbal Essences Renews Commitment on World Sight Day 2019

Herbal Essences Renews Commitment on World Sight Day 2019

Last year, Blind Motherhood posted a blog about how Herbal Essences created an inclusive bottle design for the vision impaired. Fast forward one year and Herbal Essences chose World Sight Day to announce the expansion of the brand’s push for accessibility in partnership with the Be My Eyes App and an integration with Alexa. Each […]

7 Truths About Blind Parenting Courtesy of Netflix’s Bird Box

7 Truths About Blind Parenting Courtesy of Netflix’s Bird Box

Spoilers ahead, obviously. Sandra Bullock’s Bird Box landed on Netflix this holiday season, scaring the bejeezus out of an approximate 45 million subscribers, myself included. The movie begins by introducing the audience to Mallory (Bullock), seen sternly warning her two young children (oddly named “Boy” and “Girl”) to never remove their blindfolds or “they won’t make […]

9 Things Visually Impaired New Yorkers Need To Know BEFORE Attending the NYC Winter Lantern Festival

9 Things Visually Impaired New Yorkers Need To Know BEFORE Attending the NYC Winter Lantern Festival

There is nothing like New York City at Christmas! Rockefeller Center, Radio City, St. Patrick’s Cathedral, the Plaza – you name it and we’ve got it. This year, the first ever NYC Winter Lantern Festival—produced by New York Events & Entertainment (NEWYORKEE) and Haitian Culture— arrived in my home borough of Staten Island. Located at […]

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 […]

Alice Sheppard & Kinetic Light’s DESCENT

Alice Sheppard & Kinetic Light’s DESCENT

A few weeks ago, Blind Motherhood posted a blog about an accessible, new theatrical performance heading to New York City! DESCENT will be performed at New York Live Arts (NYLA) Thursday, March 22, Friday, March 23, and Saturday, March 24 at 7:30 pm. Tickets are now on sale via New York Live Arts in person at the […]

Accessibility for the Blind/Visually Impaired: 9/11 Memorial & Museum NYC

Accessibility for the Blind/Visually Impaired: 9/11 Memorial & Museum NYC

As we approach the 16th anniversary of the September 11th attacks, blind and visually impaired families should consider taking a trip to New York City’s 9/11 Memorial & Museum. The memorial and the museum are located at the World Trade Center site in lower Manhattan at 180 Greenwich Street. Visitors can currently access the memorial […]

OrCam Trilogy: Episode III: NYC Disability Pride Parade

OrCam Trilogy: Episode III: NYC Disability Pride Parade

New York City’s 3rd Annual Disability Pride Parade will take place on Sunday, July 9th, 2017! Festivities kick off at 10AM with a gathering in Union Square Park. The parade begins at 11AM, heading up Broadway to Madison Square Park where a festival will be held from Noon to 3PM! Sponsored by OrCam, Dr. Bryan […]

Vision Aware: Review of “I Am Helen Keller” By Brad Meltzer

Vision Aware: Review of “I Am Helen Keller” By Brad Meltzer

We can all be heroes! That’s the inspiring message of the New York Times best-selling picture book biography series, “Ordinary People Change the World” from author Brad Meltzer and illustrator Christopher Eliopoulos. In honor of Helen Keller’s birthday on June 27, Blind Motherhood reviewed one of Meltzer’s books from the series, “I Am Helen Keller” to […]

Orcam Trilogy: Episode II: Job Security & The Gift of Time

Orcam Trilogy: Episode II: Job Security & The Gift of Time

For those of you who don’t know, Blind Motherhood is not my full time gig. Let’s face it, adulting is hard, and every girl needs to earn a reasonable living. In the real world, I am an administrator for a non-profit organization. I also serve as the agency’s grant writer, an entirely different style of […]

Orcam Trilogy: Episode 1: Reactions to OrCam & Lessons in Nail Polish

Orcam Trilogy: Episode 1: Reactions to OrCam & Lessons in Nail Polish

Several months ago, Blind Motherhood ran a two-part series about OrCam, an assistive technology device that reads text aloud to people who are visually impaired or legally blind. I remained in touch with the company and with Dr. Bryan Wolynski, OD, who provided my initial in-home demonstration. While I would have liked to purchase OrCam […]