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Special Accommodations for Standardized Tests

Dry reading alert! While the following post is particularly important for students, their parents, and teachers, the typical reader is likely to find it to be a substitute for ambien. You’ve been warned. Proceed with caution. Standardized tests, whether Advanced Placement, SAT, ACT, GRE, or whatever, are daunting under the best of circumstances. Having to hack your way through the

Knowledge Before College (Part 2)

Knowledge before college part 2

As a high-school student, Sarah Holloway was one of the founding members of Club VIBES. She has received her B.S. in microbiology from the University of Tennessee, Knoxville. This is Part One of an article written by Sarah as a guest writer for “Freed to Fly”. In Part 1 of this blog, I discussed the skills that a visually impaired

Great Holiday Gift Ideas 2016

2016 Gift giving ideas

As I’m writing this, my wife is unpacking Holiday decorations and has Christmas music playing on Pandora. The air in our house is just soggy with good will and love of our fellow man. The only problem with all of this seasonal festiveness is that it means that shopping is just around the corner. For me, this is a torture of which the Spanish Inquisition would have been proud.

The Narcotic of Help

narcotic of help

A willingness to help others is a laudable personal quality. We value it in friends and family. We want to develop it in children. It makes us feel better about ourselves. But, it can be like a narcotic for someone who is blind or visually impaired; that is, beneficial under the right circumstances, but profoundly damaging if not used appropriately.  

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