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“FREE” Kindle Download of Dave Steele’s Stand By Me RP

“FREE” Kindle Download of Dave Steele’s Stand By Me RP

Last month, Blind Motherhood highlighted the story of U.K. poet, Dave Steele. Steele’s books, Stand By Me Volumes I and II were written to raise awareness and help those living with his condition, Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). Over the past two years, Dave has lost the majority of his vision to this hereditary degenerative condition which […]

National Federation of the Blind: Resources for Blind Parents

National Federation of the Blind: Resources for Blind Parents

Blind Motherhood strives to promote the most current resources relating to blind parenting. Recently, one of our contributors, Jo Pinto, was featured in a new publication from the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) entitled Parenting Without Sight Brochure: What Attorneys, Social Workers and Caregivers Should Know About Blindness.  This brochure provides advice and information […]

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 […]

Truth In Verse: Dave Steele & Stand By Me RP

Truth In Verse: Dave Steele & Stand By Me RP

If you haven’t read Dave Steele’s poetry; you’re missing out. Big Time. Steele’s books, Stand By Me Volumes I and II were written to raise awareness and help those living with his condition, Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP). Over the past two years, Dave has lost the majority of his vision to this hereditary degenerative condition which […]

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 […]

American Printing House For the Blind’s “FREE” Braille Tales

American Printing House For the Blind’s “FREE” Braille Tales

With multiple studies indicating the tremendous benefits early reading has on childhood development, have you ever wondered, “How does a blind or visually impaired parent read to their child?” Depending on the parent’s current state of vision, there are many alternative methods for cultivating your child’s love of reading as a visually impaired parent.  Some […]

New York Vision Week – Fall 2016 – October 20th Through November 20th

New York Vision Week – Fall 2016 – October 20th Through November 20th

New York City is notorious for hosting amazing events. Our foodies have Restaurant Week. Our fashionistas get Fashion Week. It’s about time, blind and visually impaired New Yorkers get their own slice of big apple fun! Hence the start of New York City’s first ever Vision Week – only it’s not just a week, it’s actually […]

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