Tag: visually impaired


Big changes coming to IOS

If you are an iPhone user like me, I always  wonder what fresh pain awaits those of us with little or no sight when it comes to a major update for the IOS. I have used Apple stuff since the iPhone 2 and the worst part is making changes toRead More …


An accessible hotel near Disney’s Main Gate in Anaheim

palm tres and blue sky can be seen in this image of the front of the Springhill suites

The SpringHill suites is a few minutes walk from the main gate of Disneyland. The hotel offers friendly staff and a full breakfast included.  Check out our accessibility review.    SpringHill Suites by Marriott Anaheim Maingate an accessible review “Traveling, without sight, is an extraordinary journey of exploration. In theRead More …


Building your confidence: Preparing mentally to travel with little or no sight

A blind man wearing sunglasses raises his head into the air to smell the air around im. A busy market can be seen behind him

So, you’ve got the travel bug, but the idea of navigating the world without sight has you feeling grounded? Been there, done that (with a killer massage at a super chill airport because, hey, delays happen!). But trust me, globetrotting as a blind or visually impaired adventurer is an epicRead More …


The ultimate guide to cruising with your guide dog

A golden retriever guide dog in harness stetting on the deck of a cruise ship next to a lounge chair.

Have you considered taking your guide dog on a cruise with you? Check out my ultimate guide to cruising with a guide, discussing everything from the documentation you need to gather before the cruise to where they will relieve onboard. https://www.blindtravels.com/ultimate-guide-to-cruising-with-guide-dogs/ “Traveling, without sight, is an extraordinary journey of exploration.Read More …


Be My Eyes adding GPT-4 Ai object detection

Be My Eyes logo

With everyone wound up tight about how Ai technology is affecting creative industries like logo design, photography and image editing, nobody is talking about the benefits Ai is having for the blind and low vision communities. Be My Eyes is partnering with open Ai to implement some really great objectRead More …


Thank you Voyage Denver

A big shout out and thank you to Voyage Denver for interviewing me about my life and work. You guys are amazing! http://voyagedenver.com/interview/life-work-with-ted-tahquechi-of-broomfield-co/   “Ted’s journey into the landscape of the human body is a marvelous celebration of all that is physical, sensual and diverse ” – FSTOPPERS About theRead More …


Samsung announces TV feature for the visually impaired

Samsung Corp. Logo

CES is always a fun time for those that follow tech. This year Samsung announces the inclusion of Relumino mode in their Neo QLED 8K and 4K TVs later this year. The technology makes the television picture clearer by increasing sharpness, contrast and outlines. From Mashable: The feature, called ReluminoRead More …


Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Wireless Desktop Keyboard and Mouse

Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Wireless Desktop Keyboard and Mouse sitting on a white background

A little over a year ago, I purchased a Microsoft Sculpt Ergonomic Wireless Desktop Keyboard and Mouse to replace my aging ergonomic keyboard, which was also from Microsoft. At the time, choices were limited and even though I didn’t need a keyboard, I ended up with the keyboard and mouseRead More …


Why is technology and software for people with visual impairment so expensive?

A laptop with a braille adapter attached to the bottom of the keyboard

Anyone who has browsed the costs for software or hardware commonly used by those who are blind or visually impaired has certainly suffered sticker shock at the prices associated with this useful tech. Why does it cost so much to buy products that can make people’s lives easier, and theRead More …


Microsoft Seeing Ai to partner with Haleon to make health products more accessible

A closeup of a person using a smartphone screen reader to read a vitamin bottle label

The seeing Ai app is getting an update which will deliver curated information about certain health products, making them more accessible. Microsoft, the producer of the Seeing Ai app will be partnering with Haleon, a manufacturer of common health products like Sensodyne, Centrum, Aquafresh, ChapStick and Emergen-C. This will beRead More …


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