A Guide Dog in Mexico

Traveling to Mexico with a guide dog has gotten so much easier! A USDA endorsed health certificate is no longer required, cutting down on extra vet visits, costs, and stress. All we need is proof of rabies vaccination and the usual U.S. DOT Service Animal Air Transportation form.

When we arrived in Mexico, a customs officer […]

2023-06-01T12:49:53-07:00May 26th, 2023|

Teaching Accessibility at Caesar’s Palace

Standing on the Caesars Palace stage, I invited tech leaders to think of disability-inclusive designs as opportunities for greater innovation. An audience is a gift, and I’m grateful Gartner gave me this platform to teach people about accessibility.

2023-06-01T12:53:50-07:00May 25th, 2023|

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|

Tilting The Lens

Disabled educator & author, Sinéad Burke founded Tilting The Lens to increase accessibility in fashion. The industry has already mainstreamed glasses, and one day all our disability accessories, from canes to clothing that flatters unique bodies, will be equally accepted. Thank you, Sinead and Emma!

2023-06-01T14:40:57-07:00April 10th, 2023|

World Health Day 2023

It’s World Health Day! I met with World Health Organization Director-General Dr. Tedros to help launch the Global Report on Health Equity for Persons with Disabilities. Share it with your local health agencies & schools. Tell them to remove barriers facing disabled people.

2023-06-01T13:40:48-07:00April 7th, 2023|

Guide Dogs and Green Vests in London

In London we’ve received a lot of, “If he’s a real guide dog why isn’t he wearing green?” First of all, blind people can & do style up their dogs. Second, guide dog schools exist all over the world with many variations. It’s the training that makes a guide dog, not the outfit. Believe blind […]

2023-06-01T14:43:23-07:00April 5th, 2023|

Visiting the Anne Frank House

At the Anne Frank House, a wonderful guide led us on a touch tour: a sculpture of Anne writing with a fountain pen, the original bookcase that concealed the secret annex, steep ankle-twisting stairs that were challenging for my guide dog Mylo (he managed with assistance), empty rooms carrying the immense loss of the Frank […]

2023-06-01T13:44:06-07:00March 30th, 2023|