Category: Education


Are you blind? dealing with social distancing as a visually impaired person.

Before I got my guide dog Fauna, walking into objects and people was a fact of life. I would often lose focus while walking and veer off my line especially when I was in a store trying to find a particular product. Blindness is often referred to as the invisibleRead More …


Three questions with a blind person #2

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A big thank you to my readers for submitting the great questions via my Twitter! @nedskee Here is a link to my second Three questions with a blind person article. I love taking time to educate the fully sighted on day to day life of  a blind or visually impairedRead More …


Guide Dogs and social distancing

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Guide dogs are trained to be working dogs, not pets. These dogs are ready to go until they retire. The Covid-19 pandemic has caused everyone to change their daily routine, people are staying home and guides are not working nearly as much as they used to. My guide Fauna isRead More …


Three questions with a blind person #1

Yesterday I was walking with my guide dog and had someone ask me some questions about being blind. I thought it might make an interesting addition to my education section here on Blind Travels.


5 apps that help the blind and visually impaired travel easier.

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Flighthub overviews a few different apps that might make your travel life a bit easier.  Be My Eyes Be My Eyes is an iOS and Android app that connects its users with a community of over 500,000 unpaid sighted aids. By using device cameras and speakers, blind and visually impairedRead More …


Changes to service animals on planes

Great article outlining the upcoming changes to service animals on planes. https://www.inquirer.com/news/emotional-support-animals-might-no-longer-be-allowed-on-planes-20200122.html


Solving the toughest problem when traveling visually impaired

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Traveling with a visual impairment is always an adventure, the more you plan ahead the smoother your trip will usually go. This week begins hotel week here on BlindTravels.com where we focus on tips and tricks to make staying in a hotel with a visual impairment or guide dog easier.Read More …


Bird Box Challenge or parody of disabilities for profit?

Social phenomenon or fads have been with us likely forever and can arise from many different areas of influence. In the 1950’s, millions of teens took part in the hula hoop craze. Then, in the 1970’s and 80’s, we saw more examples of fads like the pet rock and theRead More …


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