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 … Continue reading
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”. Making the transition from high school to college can be a seemingly overwhelming and … Continue reading
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.
On the last day of the trip we took a tour of the US Capitol especially adapted for those who are visually impaired. The guide did a wonderful job of adapting the tour to those of us who were visually impaired. He engaged us with interesting facts and included many descriptions that enabled us to “visualize” what we could not see. There … Continue reading
New requirement of audible alert will help prevent 2,400 pedestrian injuries a year WASHINGTON – The U.S. Department of Transportation’s National Highway Traffic Safety Administration (NHTSA) today announced that it is adding a sound requirement for all newly manufactured hybrid and electric light-duty vehicles to help protect pedestrians. The new federal safety standard will help pedestrians who are blind, have low vision, … Continue reading
Let me assure you at the outset that this is not a blog about politics. I’m not commenting on the election or results. Instead, I’m going to look at what goes on behind the curtain when you’re trying to vote as a blind person. Traditionally, whether you were using an old-fashioned paper ballot or a voting machine, you had to … Continue reading