Tag: covid-19


IBM creates app to help blind people socially distance

When the COVID-19 pandemic first hit, many things changed very quickly and accessibility was not considered into many of the new guidelines and rules put into place. Stores places sighs on the floor marking aisles for one-way traffic and there were a million signs put up  instructing patrons to stayRead More …


Youth Not so bored game night every week via zoom

The Lighthouse for the Blind offer a ton of great resources and programs for the blind and visually impaired. I can personally vouch for the Lighthouse because I have worked with them and visited their campus a few times. I have found everyone there from the students to the teamRead More …


I got the UK variant of Covid-19

On St. Patrick’s Day, my wife went to the local pub and brought back a couple orders of to-go Corned Beef and Cabbage. A few days later she got a notification on her phone that she had recently been in a location with a known COVID case. A couple daysRead More …


Voting as a blind or visually impaired person.

Tomorrow is the US presidential election, please take the time to get out and let your voice be heard. Let’s discuss some of the concerns about the vote tomorrow and what you can do to make things go smoother.


The British Museum and VocalEyes team up for upcoming exhibition

We all want to get back to traveling, and especially going to museums again. Many in the visually impaired community have concerns about the dynamics of COVID-19 and returning to travel destinations like museums. In the meantime, it is great to see museums like The British Museum offering virtual optionsRead More …


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 …


Guide Dogs and Coronavirus

Fauna being safe

My guide dog Fauna has a habit of engaging with people when we are out and about. She won’t actually go up to them or elicit attention, but she is very attentive and when we are not walking she is making eye contact with people around her. This habit tendsRead More …


Starting to open back up.

Fauna being safe

This has been a trying couple of months for the travel industry. I had three trips cancelled due to the pandemic, I currently have more travel booked and I fear that it will also be cancelled. I am a mature adult and realize that this shutdown is not all aboutRead More …


Accessibility for the visually impaired amid Covid-19

My guide Dog Fauna and I ventured a trip to the store yesterday to pick up some much needed provisions (cookies for my son and oranges for me). We had only been in the store for a few minutes before some person was yelling at me for going the wrongRead More …


Guide Dogs and social distancing

Blind Travels dog logo

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 …


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