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Accentuate the Positive

April 16, 2013 | 4 Comments

by Lauri Dishman, LCPC, Manager of Counseling Services at Second Sense

When it Comes to Working, Blind Workers Face Bias.  That was the title of an article published recently by the Wall Street Journal. 400 or so HR and hiring Managers were surveyed by the non-profit organization, National Industries for the Blind, in an effort to find out why 70% of those who are blind or […] Read More »

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 »

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