By Christine Malec
Last weekend I answered my door to receive
a delivery. The man said I had to sign for it.
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May 28, 2015 the Senate of Canada declared June as Deafblind Awareness Month
across Canada. Since that momentous day, people who are deafblind and
intervenor service providers have come together to esta... Continue Reading: National Deafblind Awareness Month
Several years ago, I went to vote in a municipal election. I took a taxi to the voting station and asked the taxi driver to help me to the desk. I requested assistance to vote because there was no way for me to vote independently. They to... Continue Reading: Voting Independently with Vision Loss
When attending college in the Interpreter Training program, our instructors always emphasized that the most important factor in being a good interpreter was our attitude. It didn't... Continue Reading: The importance of attitude
This is my first blog post and I think I have at least seven different documents in draft form that I've been working on, trying to figure out which topic I'd like to focus on. Should I talk about the role of... Continue Reading: Stereotypes
You may have noticed that the buzz around braille is more prevalent these days. As I was asked this question during one of my presentations recently I thought I would muse about it on the blog and we can ponder it together.
Let m... Continue Reading: Why the Resurgence in Braille
This seems to be the month for pondering on everyday topics. Maybe it's the colder weather. You may recall my post on navigating winter terrain from a blindness perspective earlier this month. If you didn't see it you can check it out Continue Reading: Parenting with vision Loss
The funniest movie clip I've ever seen, is in the dramatization of Alexander Graham Bell's life. Good old Alex is at home and receives a call from a stranger offering him a subscription to a local newspaper. He throws the phone across the... Continue Reading: Phone Scams: Don't Be A Victim
Nowadays when we think of the term "APS" images of Apple products spring to mind. But these aren't the kind of APS we're talking about here. What I'm referring to is Accessible Pedestrian Signals. They allow a person who is blin... Continue Reading: Bring On More Apps!
To commemorate World Braille Day which occurs annually on January 4, (Louis Braille's birthday) I thought we'd take a look at braille production and how it has evolved in recent years.
Braille transcription has always been a la... Continue Reading: World Braille Day
Yes, it's all about that elusive cash. Trouble is, when you are visually impaired, knowing what each bill is in your wallet can be a bit of a process. yes there are gadgets and software too out there that will read aloud your bill, though... Continue Reading: Show me the money!