Blind Motherhood, Digging Deep & “Goodbye”

Blind Motherhood, Digging Deep & “Goodbye”

“Goodbye.” The term has a sense of finality to it, a pre-determined way of communicating a means to an end. Goodbyes are not meant to be accidental, but mark a definite point in time. For some of us the word, “goodbye” is not easy to use; it can be difficult to say, but there are […]

Guiding Eyes For the Blind: Wag-A-Thon

Guiding Eyes For the Blind: Wag-A-Thon

Me. Frances. One month. 26.2 miles! Guiding Eyes for the Blind, a non-profit organization dedicated to creating and supporting life-changing connections between people with vision loss and exceptional guide dogs, announced its first annual Wag-a-thon, a “virtual marathon in a month” fundraiser that begins today – May 1. Guiding Eyes is challenging you and your four-legged […]

Guide Dog Frances & 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Award

Guide Dog Frances & 2018 American Humane Hero Dog Award

Every dog has its day, and one four-legged local is hoping that day will come for them on September 29 at the eighth annual American Humane Hero Dog Awards® in Beverly Hills. Guide Dog Frances, my four-year-old Labrador Retriever from Staten Island, New York will be competing against 265 other courageous canines for the nation’s highest […]

Guide Dog: Back In Business

Guide Dog: Back In Business

On a fateful evening last October, I  started to walk home from the library with my nine-year-old daughter Sarah and my yellow Labrador guide dog Anlyn. With the light in our favor, the three of us stepped into the crosswalk. In the same second a driver in a gray car turned right on the red […]

National Stop the Bleed Day: The Blind Can Use A Tourniquet

National Stop the Bleed Day: The Blind Can Use A Tourniquet

Saturday, March 31, 2018 is National Stop the Bleed Day. According to the Stop the Bleed Day web page, the top cause of preventable death in trauma is bleeding. 20 percent of people who have died from traumatic injuries could have survived with quick bleeding control. As blind and visually impaired parents, we need to ensure […]

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 […]

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 […]

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