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 […]

National Braille Press Announces 2017 Poetry Contest Winners:

National Braille Press Announces 2017 Poetry Contest Winners:

The National Braille Press (NBP) has finally announced the winners of their first ever Braille Poetry Contest! Participants were asked to submit a poem focusing on the theme “The Five Senses.” The poem had to be an original work less than 125 words, using English Braille American Edition or Unified English Braille. National Braille Press received […]

Holiday Concert @ The Lavelle School For the Blind

Holiday Concert @ The Lavelle School For the Blind

It’s beginning to look a lot like Christmas and schools across New York City are preparing for their annual holiday concerts. The many talented students at the Lavelle School for the Blind are among them! This Friday, December 22nd, from 9:30AM to 11:00AM Lavelle will open it’s doors to students, their families and the Bronx community […]

“Free” Kindle Download Stand By Me RP Volume II

“Free” Kindle Download Stand By Me RP Volume II

U.K. poet, Dave Steele, wants to give the world his poetry this Christmas! 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).