Crowd of people coming together in an airport to sing Lean On Me.

The #unUnited States Could Learn From the UNITED Kingdom.

Yeah….I said it! The US is so divided right now, you can’t say anything for fear of haters. I wish…

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Infographic timeline chart showing the history of pandemics.

PFIZER Vaccine Has FULL FDA Approval! It’s now up to US: Will humanity eradicate COVID, or will COVID eradicate humanity?

The Delta variant has robbed us of our choice to vaccinate or not vaccinate*. Now, our choice is: will humanity eradicate COVID, or will COVID eradicate humanity? Let us NOT be known as the generation that ignored history only to repeat it. 

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photo of blind student with white cane being shown orientation and mobility.

Ask Don’t Grab

I had a disturbing encounter today. My caregiver dropped me at the hospital curb for Physical therapy and as I was walking through an automatic door I’ve walked through a million times, I felt someone gently grabbing my arms from behind at the same time I heard a male voice saying “you’re okay….just go a little to the left”. It really startled me and I tried to see where the voice was coming from, but the man was totally out of my field of vision. I guess to him, it looked like I was going to walk into the wall, but I wasn’t. I was mostly just trying to get through the large automated sliding door without hitting anyone with my cane. The man continued to hold onto my arms and “helped” me until I got to the elevator. It was very odd as I know he meant well, but grabbing me from slightly behind me scared the beggeezes out of me as it made me realize how vulnerable I am. It also strikes me how little people understand about the degrees of visual impairment and how much work we must do in order to educate the general public on how to interact with people with visual impairments. But how do we communicate this?

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