Tag: disabled people


Be my eyes and Guide Dogs for the Blind team up to help alumni

Guide Dogs for the Blind (GDB) and the BeMyEyes app have reamed up to offer specialized help via the app for their blind and visually impaired clients. If you have never used the BeMyEyes app, it is a wonderful smartphone app which allows users to connect to a volunteer whoRead More …


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 …


‘Avatar: The Last Airbender’ just got more accessible to blind audiences

It makes me happy that many of the streaming services are catching up with audio describes content for the sight imp[aired. Apple TV has always been a bit ahead of the curve in that department, but now Netflix has taken the first step to making a popular animated series moreRead More …


Google adds new accessible functionality to Docs

If you are a Google Docs, Sheets or Slides user you will be happy to learn that Google has added a new shortcut command to instantly toggle Braille displays: Google is making it easier for visually impaired people to use its Microsoft Office alternatives. The biggest change is a new shortcut —Read More …


Staying fit during the new normal

Depending on where you live, the COVID-19 pandemic has made it difficult or worrisome to get out and get that much needed exercise. Just watch TV for a few minutes and you will be inundated with apps and companies offering virtual options for getting fit in this crazy new normalRead More …


Japan’s tactile paving helps visually impaired travel.

visually impaired easioerThis is such a great innovation. Seiichi Miyake came up with the idea for the two types of paved stones after seeing a visually impaired man with a can almost hit by a car. One of the two types of pavers has long shapes to denote travel directionRead 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 …


Sharing is caring

I am feeling the summer sadness. I am supposed to be getting ready for a trip to Alaska right now, but like everyone else I’m stuck at home thinking about travel. My dad used to call it having itchy moccasins – yes, he was Native American. I love to travelRead More …


Artists supporting disabled artists.

Blind Travels dog logo

All of the photography here on Blind Travels was taken by me. I have degrees in Fine Art Photography and Studio Art Photography,  when I finished my degrees I spent years trying to find a gallery that would exhibit my work. The area I lived in had an art communityRead More …


Three quesitons with a blind person part 3

Fauna the black lab guide dog wearing a st. paddies hat.

I just published part three of my series “Three questions with a blind person” Please feel free to pass this series along. I’m interested to hear what you think about this series, did I get it right? is there something you would like to share the answer to with myRead More …


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