Milo, a lovely horse, meets Mylo, my Seeing Eye dog. To their surprise and delight, they both have humans who went to Harvard Law!
Only blind people can touch ancient treasures at the British Museum, but this jealous sightie can’t handle it.
The museum has an astounding number of ancient sculptures not covered in glass or even roped off. Signs next to them prohibit touching, but that ban is for the sighted. On the same sign is a symbol that […]
I delivered a marriage application for a dear friend. Serving as an officiant, celebrating two people’s love for each other, is one of the most beautiful experiences. Feeling incredibly grateful.
Happy to share that everyone at the courthouse was welcoming, too. The clerk said, “Congratulations!” My role, officiant not bride, was quickly clarified, but that comment […]
Happy World Braille Day! Louis Braille, a blind teacher, dreamed of a way for his students to enjoy books on their own. How would one read or write without sight? He invented a tactile reading system used by millions of blind people, and his birthday is now a day to celebrate this marvelous way to […]
This amazing museum has gorgeous tactile models of world monuments and Spanish treasures. Museums like this are still so rare. I wish more organizations provided blind people with access to tactile models like this!
I was honored to deliver Lighthouse Guild’s very first Dr. Alan R. Morse Lecture in Advocacy! They supported my college education through a scholarship, and back then I never imagined that I would one day become a disability justice leader. Thank you, Lighthouse Guild!
Let’s keep lifting up disabled advocates! Do you know a blind advocate […]
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 […]
Thank you to all of you who advocate when you notice an accessibility barrier!
Visual description: Haben is sitting outside speaking, and her guide dog is chilling on the ground
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 […]