I’ve never met a piece of assistive technology or a medical device that gave functionality without taking something away.
Tag Archives: inclusivity
The Spare Man: Part I, Gimlet
I felt seen, understood, vindicated, and understood by this author, and am grateful that she’s chosen to share her vision with more readers than just me. I hope many, many other readers will see this, see me, see themselves.
Hands-Off Navigation, Please: How NOT to Give Directions to a Blind Person
And all you had to do to avoid it was keep your hands to yourself. Why does the sight of a mobility cane seem to erase that childhood lesson from adult brains?
Flashback Friday: Revolving Doors
It is not unreasonable to expect to be able to walk through any door.
Peering Through the Window of Tolerance
The stigma persists, at least in part, because we believe it does.
Guest Post: An Open Letter to New Guide Dog Handlers
This week, fellow blindfluencer Rhianna McGregor and I swapped blogs again. We’re both on our second dog guides, and decided to share some hard-won wisdom from our experiences with new and prospective dog guide users. We’ve attended different schools, worked with different breeds, and learned different lessons.
Traveling with a Service Dog: Planning Your Trip
Today your favorite blindfluencer asks you to share the most unusual place you’ve taken a furry friend! Tell me the story and you might get featured on The dark Side!
Flashback Friday: Prayer With Puppies
And be kind to one another, tender-hearted, forgiving one another just as in Christ, God forgave you.
Flashback Friday: What Do I Do with My Dog when…? The Final Installment, Take 2
Good things in life are rarely as fragile as our fears of failure would have us believe.
An Accessible Art Museum? My Visit to Nashville’s Parthenon
The tap of my Cain as I drifted across the temple space echoed in a library hush created by the imposing figure of the goddess herself. To me she appeared a vaguely shimmering outline in the dimness, how she might have appeared to Perseus as she bestowed celestial gifts of survival. The silhouette of golden light stretched far, far out of my meager peripheral vision, giving me a sense of endless presence.