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Riding the rails with a guide dog

New article with a ton of great tips and tricks for riding Amtrak long distance with a guide dog. Fauna and I had a great time traveling to California from Denver riding Amtrak’s California Zephyr for 33 hours. http://www.blindtravels.com/riding-amtrak-long-distance-with-a-guide-dog/


Making airport navigation easier

New tech created by Carnegie Mellon University offer a suitcase called Bbeeo which will help users avoid collisions with people walking around the airport and NavCog, a smartphone app that utilizes bluetooth beacons placed throughout the airport to provide turn by turn navigation to gates. We applaud creators of techRead More …


I’m back, new work and our next trip

Thank you for all the concerned messages, for the last few weeks I have been out of commission due to a broken hand. During the last snowstorm here in Colorado, I took my guide dog Fauna out for evening relieving and didn’t see the ice that had built up onRead More …


Tipping tips

As a visually impaired traveler, I personally find it important to “pay it forward” by tipping those who help me out, as to give visually impaired travelers “cred”. If I can tip someone who helps me to the gate for my flight and that makes them more enthusiastic about helpingRead More …


Tucson International Airport adds service that helps visually impaired navigate facility

Bravo Tucson International Airport! Way to be an industry leader and support your visually impaired community with this new service! Blind and low-vision passengers will get free help navigating Tucson International Airport with a system that connects them via mobile phone networks to a personal airport guide. from Tucson.com https://tucson.com/business/tucson-international-airport-adds-service-that-helps-visually-impaired-navigate/article_1fb92033-efae-537d-bd74-70b89568be49.html


Inspiring story of a blind baker getting his dream job.

While this story is not about travel specifically, I feel a connection to the hero of this story because he lost his sight in 2005 in a car accident like I did. Traumatic and sudden sight loss has been equated to losing a limb. At least if you Glaucoma ofRead More …


eSight eyeglasses use innovative technology to let the visually impaired see

Leveraging multiple leading-edge technologies, Toronto-based tech firm eSight Corp. has designed and developed a set electronic glasses that let the visually impaired see. Representing the only clinically-validated device on the market that enables those living with vision loss to see, the eSight glasses are worn comfortably like a normal pairRead More …


Guide Dog Files Part 3

Welcome to week three of my experiences learning to work with a guide dog for the first time. In early October I traveled to Guide Dogs for the Blind in San Rafael, California to receive my guide dog Fauna, we pick up the story as I arrive in San Francisco…Read More …


Guide Dog Files part 2

Welcome to Guide Dog files part two, a weekly recounting of my experience learning to work with a guide dog for the first time. After weeks of not sleeping well, we pick up the story with me headed to the airport. The day finally arrives – September 30, 2018 IRead More …


Amazing announcement coming this Sunday!

This Sunday morning, Mountain time, expect an amazing announcement. I will be detailing the full story for the next two weeks over at my Twitter page. Please follow me for updates! @nedskee


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