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Kathy posing with her current guide dog, Solomon, and her retired guide, Jethro

The Truth about Canes and Dogs?

March 13, 2013 | 2 Comments

by Kathy Austin, Community Engagement Specialist at Second Sense

For anyone who knows me, they know I’m a guide dog user through and through.  Maybe I need someone to hold my hand – a cane just doesn’t give me that same sense of security.  I know a guide dog isn’t for everyone, but for me, it’s the only way to travel. In my attempts […] Read More »

Take A Second Look — Date Someone Blind This Valentine’s Day!

February 12, 2013 | 2 Comments

by Polly Abbott, CVRT, OMS, Director of Rehabilitation Services at Second Sense

A co-worker recently commented with how lucky I was to have a blind husband because I was able to bring a gigantic Christmas gift in the door right under his nose, let the bag crinkle at my feet as I greeted him and store the item in plain view in a corner of a room […] Read More »

Hearing A Second Voice

January 14, 2013 | 2 Comments

by David Flament, MA, Manager of Adaptive Technology at Second Sense

About a year and a half ago, I made the switch from using a screen magnifier, Windows 7 Magnifier, to using a screen reader, JAWS for Windows.  My vision had changed enough that I found I could be more productive at work using a screen reader.  Why did I choose JAWS you ask?  Well, JAWS […] Read More »