Food Four Ways — Navigating Buffets in School Dining Halls

With time off from school and work, our thoughts turn to food! Join us as we cover all things nonvisual food access in our Food Four Ways series: July 5: Grocery Shopping MethodsJuly 12: Navigating Buffets in School Dining HallsJuly 19: Getting Food Package InformationJuly 26: Accessible Food Delivery Apps Today, we will share tips…

Summer Spotlight — Maryland Camps and Summer Programs

DORS Support for Summer Camps and Programs What does DORS do? The Maryland Division of Rehabilitation (DORS) represents an important transition resource for all blind/low vision students in Maryland. DORS provides year-round support, access to important mentoring resources, support for disability-related technology and training (including post-secondary education expenses, like tuition). DORS even has an office…

Orientation October: Useful Apps for Reading Signage, Purchasing Transit Tickets, and Getting Transit Scheduling Information

Using Technology for the Details When traveling with a white cane, individuals have many techniques that they use to obtain the information they need to go where they want to go. A summary of these techniques can be found in last week’s post, Useful Apps for Navigation: Google Maps and Blind Square. At the Bridges…

Orientation October: How to Get a Cane, Different Types of Canes, and Your Rights as a White Cane User

What Type of Cane Should I Buy? White cane users all have their individual preferences on what makes the most useful white cane. Here are some valuable questions to consider as you evaluate the type of cane you want to use:  How heavy do I want my cane to be? — Some prefer a heavier…

Orientation October: History of the White Cane and White Cane Safety Day/White Cane Awareness Day

History of the White Cane In older literature and in written accounts of daily life, it is common to read that a person who was blind/had low vision used a long object such as a branch or metal pole while walking to give them information about the ground in front of them so that they…

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