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So far Haben has created 94 blog entries.

A New Accessible Pedestrian Signal for Blind Travelers

Most street corners lack pedestrian signals we can feel or hear. Imagine the liberation offered by an app using AI to read visual signals! OKO is free, too!

I’m excited for portable, accessible pedestrian signals, but I also have questions: How reliable is it?

2023-05-06T12:15:07-07:00May 3rd, 2023|

Cool Tactile Guiding Paths for Blind People

Tactile paths for blind people are popping up all over the world! I loved feeling them under my feet. Strangely, some paths abruptly end for no reason. Tactile paths can’t replace canes and guide dogs, but many communities don’t have blind travel instructors.

Lara Guide Dog School provides orientation & mobility training to blind people in […]

2023-04-28T10:14:44-07:00November 6th, 2022|

My braille computer died. It’s more difficult than you think

After eleven years of tapping words into my fingertips and helping me have conversations with people around the world, my braille computer has died. They no longer make this machine, so this is truly farewell. RIP, BrailleNote Apex. I’m planning to send it to the Obama Foundation’s museum. As for me, I’m dealing with the […]

2021-08-08T21:59:16-07:00August 8th, 2021|

Haben translated to Japanese

Today my book, Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, published in Japan! I hope Japanese readers will enjoy the humor in my stories as I navigate a world not designed for people like me. Cheers to more people learning about ableism & disability justice!

My immense gratitude to the translators and cheerleaders who championed […]

2023-04-25T13:15:42-07:00July 10th, 2021|

A Gift from Stephen Curry and a Lesson on Braille

Stephen Curry sent me a card! And a hoodie! I’m thrilled my book, Haben The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law, is in your book club! Thank you, Stephen! Can we also talk about sending a blind author a card without braille?

In the photo I’m holding a card that says, “Haben – We are honored to […]

2021-07-01T13:47:06-07:00July 1st, 2021|