Archive: July 2018

Being Mindful of the Matter: Coping with Recent Vision Loss

July 2, 2018 | Leave a Comment

by Cody Froeter, CVRT

  As a certified vision rehabilitation therapist, I have worked with many clients who have experienced recent vision loss.  This has allowed me to witness the various ways clients cope.  When I reflect on the strategies that have been most successful, one common thread appears.  Maintaining mindfulness, or staying focused on the present, is an […] Read More »

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Marv with his Victor Reader Stream

Two Tips to Avoid Trouble with the New Generation Victor Reader Stream

August 1, 2015 | 7 Comments

by Marvin Commerford, Second Sense Technology Tutor

The Second Generation Victor Reader Stream‘s Wi-Fi feature has added many great features to a great device.  However, it has also opened up the possibility for problems that didn’t exist on the original Stream.  Here are two tips to decrease the possibility of some problems. The Stream puts all downloaded content like books, podcasts, NFB Newsline, […] Read More »

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A Day in the Life

May 26, 2015 | Leave a Comment

by David Flament

Take a walk with David through his day – is it much different than yours? A Typical Day Motoring to the Office It feels like a bright sunny morning as I step out into the darkness.  I head down the alley and come out at the bus stop.  When the next bus stops, its doors open […] Read More »

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Polly demonstrating one of the 1-Touch hand positions she learned

Battling Fear with Self-Defense

March 4, 2015 | Leave a Comment

by Polly Abbott, CVRT, COMS, Director of Rehabilitation Services

Many challenges come with vision loss, particularly for those new to visual impairment. Some people who are blind have a great fear of not being fully aware of the environment. Lacking details typically gained through visual information, gives a sense of loss of control when making choices that may affect personal safety. It’s the seemingly […] Read More »

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The Language of Mobility

October 15, 2014 | 1 Comment

by Alex Jones, Guest Blogger

I am drawn to O&M, or orientation and mobility, because I think it is an interesting and multifaceted field of work that draws on proven methods, progressive thought and creative instincts. Vision and Gait Lately, I find myself incredibly invested in how blindness and visual impairments affect one’s gait. I have become increasingly aware of […] Read More »

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It’s A Jungle Out There: Navigating Summer Sidewalks with Vision Loss

August 15, 2013 | 1 Comment

by Doug Anzlovar, Guest Blogger

From rural communities to bustling cities, pedestrians who are visually impaired or blind often contend with a variety of obstacles as they move through their environment.  Good weather tends to not only bring out the flowers and birds but also shrubbery that over extends onto sidewalks, tree branches that hang down overhead, sprinklers watering everything […] Read More »

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Getting a Grip: Thoughts on Using a Human Guide

June 24, 2013 | 3 Comments

by George Abbott, Guest Blogger

Considerations for Your Guide Many of us who travel with a long white cane or dog guide may choose to benefit from the services of a human guide from time to time. Noisy, crowded unfamiliar areas, such as an airport or major train station, a buffet line, or construction site, to name a few. While […] Read More »

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