6 Things My Guide Dog Wants You to Know 

Hey everyone! It’s Weston here, Serina’s guide dog and I am taking over Blindy Blog today! For my very first post I’d like to let you know just a few things that you may not know about me. Enjoy reading!   1. I love my job!   Some people think I have it so hard …

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Introduction to Ride Shares

Are you new to accessing ride shares?  I’d bet you’re feeling little bit nervous about requesting your very first ride.  Below  are some introductory questions for newbies to ride sharing.  Be sure to keep an eye on the blog for a variety of ride sharing articles to come.   What Are Ride Shares?   Ride …

New Delta Airlines Requirements for Service Animals: What Does This Mean for Service Animal Handlers?

3 Guide Dogs Laying Down in a Field

Traveling is going to get a little bit more difficult if you are an individual that travels with a service animal.  This week Delta Airlines announced new requirements for travelers traveling with trained service animals including additional paperwork and registration requirements.   The FactsBeginning on March 1, 2018, passengers traveling with trained service animals will …

I’m Going to Give You New Eyeballs: A Child’s Wish for his Blind Mommy

Yesterday while eating dinner with my almost 4 year old, he suddenly asked me why I don’t have eyeglasses.  I responded to my son the way I usually do about my vision impairment and informed him that my eyes don’t work like  his do.  He thought about this for a second and then he continued …

Seeing Through Hearing: An Open Letter to HULU

I would like for you to take a moment to try to enjoy your favorite program with a blindfold on. Are you able to understand which characters are speaking? Are you able to understand exactly what is going on in the scene? Are you left wondering what Mindy texted to Danny in a scene in The Mindy Project? This confusion and unanswered questions are the same feelings that an individual with a visual impairment experiences without the opportunity to access quality audio description.

Technology Quick Tip: How to Use the Amazon App to Identify Objects

Want a super quick way to identify an object with surprising accuracy?  Take out your iPhone and open the Amazon app.   Find the “Scan It” button near the top right  of the application.  Once selected, a camera window will pop up.  Just point your phone at the object and once recognized your phone will …

Technology Quick Tip: How To Access Audio Described Content on iTunes

Did you know that you can now access and purchase high quality movies from the iTunes store with audio description?  You heard right, Apple is finally offering hundreds of titles with the audio description tracks built right into the file!  Accessing them is easy too - just head over to http://www.itunes.com/audiodescription and enjoy!  And as …