Mastering Air Travel As a Blind Person: Transferring and Making Connections

Use a cane

When transferring between flights, most people simply pick up their luggage when exiting the plane, check for the gate number of their connecting flight, perhaps stop off at the restroom or get something to eat, walk to the gate area of their connection, and board when the flight is called. If you’re blind and working with a customer service representative,

SCHOLARSHIP OPPORTUNITIES

East Tennessee Foundation (ETF) is happy to announce that East Tennessee Foundation 2016 Scholarship Applications, including detailed descriptions of scholarships and instructions for completing applications, will be available on their website, http://www.easttennesseefoundation.org/receive/scholarships.aspx, beginning December 1, 2015. All ETF scholarship applications must be completed and submitted online (except the Oak Ridge Rotary Club Brad Sturm Memorial Essay Contest). The application deadline

HOLIDAY GIFT IDEAS

John Buckley has some good holiday gift ideas for visually impaired persons of all ages If you think shopping for that hard-to-please someone is a challenge, what do you do if the person on the gift list has little or no vision? The following short list of suggestions may help get you started. —Braille watch. It’s not necessary to read

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