013 Leaving for Leader Dogs! Low Vision Hijinx Piodcast

I’m off to get my new guide dog from Leader Dogs for the Blind in just a few days! I don’t know the gender or breed yet, so I’ll discover that when I’m there.

 I’ve been having fun buying a ball and reflective vest for my new dog.

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E12 Prepaing My Home for the New Leader Dog! Low Vision Hijinx Podcast

Preparing the home for a young dog (thankfully not a puppy) is what I’ve been doing. It’s really fun, and I have to remember things like keeping my guest basket with footies and slippers in my closet until people come over so they don’t become dog chews.

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So excited for the adventure! Follow me on social for more updates. Just a little over a week until my trip to Leader Dogs for the Blind to get my guide dog!

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E11 Can’t See to Write a Check? Writing Guides for Blind/Low Vision on the Low Vision Hijinx Podcast with Ronda Del Boccio

A couple of people dealing with losing their eyesight have called to talk with me recently, and Linda was wondering about writing checks. SHe said she has a check writing guide but has trouble with it, so this is the solution I proposed to her. It’s simple and won’t require any further investment.

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If you need a check writing guide, I highly recommend Beyond Sight, which is the “superstore for the blind.” Not only do they have a lot of things, the staff know their stuff. Find them at BeyondSight.com.

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E10 How Do Blind People Read Appliances? Low Vision Hijinx Podcast

If you’re losing eyesight or already low vision or blind, you may wonder what to do about reading appliances. For example:

  • Dial on yur stove
  • Microwave touchpad
  • thermostat
  • washing machine
  • clothes dryer
  • blender

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Like anything else, it’s easy when you know how. If you’re losing eyesight, you may not yet be as accustomed to using your hands to see, but you will become used to it! There are little raised dot markers called Bumps that let you mark things like appliances so you can feel the right location.

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Bumps come in clear, orange or black. The clear ones are a bit smaller, good for tight spaces and for not looking strange.

Bumps, Orange XL

The orange ones will stand out against any background if you’re still focused on seeing the control. They won’t work as well on an oven dial, as the numbers are close together.

You can get Bumps at any supplier of blindness/disability supplies, but I love shopping from a place where the people know their stuff and can help you decide which items most fit your needs. That’s Beyond Sight, 5650 S Windermere St, Littleton, Colorado, (303) 795-6455

I hope this helps!

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E9 Your FREE Magnifier! Low Vision Hijinx Podcast

Most of us with low vision either don’t have a sighted person around or don’t want to be an irritation to all the sighted people in our house by constantly asking, “Will you read this for me?”

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Is that you?

Today’s episode is all about a super simple way to enlarge things, such as the dial on your stove, without needing human help.

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Just use the camera in your smartphone!

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E8: Pass the Potatoes & Other Mealtime Menaces: Low Vision Hijinx Podcast

Welcome to this week’s episode of the Low Vision Hijinx Podcast, where you see into the life of a low vision woman who’s also a foodie, writer, and lover of life!

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This week I was thinking about the inherent challenges of mealtime with low vision.  When sighted people are eating and someone asks their friend to pass the potatoes, it’s a true non-event. But with low vision, it can be challenging. Everything from the room lighting to the type of tablecloth can make a difference.

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E7: Netflix Audio Description on Original Series is Here: Low Vision Hijinx Podcast

Welcome to episode 7 of the Low Vision Hijinx Podcast! You can listen on iTunes or Stitcher as well.

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This week, I’m excited to share my experiences with 2 of Netflix series that are available with Descriptive Video Service for the blind/visually impaired.

So far, I’ve watched episodes of Daredevil and Unbreakable Kimmy Smith

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