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The “, but” Negation

Recently I’ve become really annoyed with a small addition people make to their sentences when talking to me. For example: I’m waiting to cross the street and a man comes up to me and says: “I know you can do … Continue reading

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Pedestrian Aggression

Being a pedestrian is an adventure, amusing, dangerous and exciting.  It probably shouldn’t be, but it is.  Ideally, I would be able to get from the train station to my office with ease and with no dangers. This, however, is … Continue reading

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Please Help ADAPT

This is an e-mail that I received regarding the recent ADAPT Action and some assistance they will need.  I thought it would be good to share will the online community in the hopes that you can help out.  Our own … Continue reading

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Tour Guides

It’s time to add to our growing list of “helpful” citizens.  Today I will cover the Tour Guide. The Tour Guide can be found pretty much anywhere and have various forms of camouflage. They’ll pop out of the tiniest crack and … Continue reading

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It Sucks to Be Me (but, not really)

First impressions mean a lot. A person can be judged for a very long time if a poor first impression is made, these things stick with you.  I can hold and nurture a grudge like a newborn infant, so it’s … Continue reading

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Defending Our Freedom

The ADAPT action kicked off yesterday full force with many arrests as well as a celebrity ally, Noah Wyle.  Several people, including Wylie were arrested yesterday standing up for our rights and trying to protect our freedom by protesting the … Continue reading

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Scraping By

*scrape* *scrape* *taptaptap* *scrape* *scrape* *taptaptap* That is the sound of me walking down the sidewalk.  My cane can be a little noisy sometimes, but it’s use far outweighs any noise pollution I may make.  I’ve seen other blind people use their … Continue reading

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Learning to Read Again: Slate and Stylus

On my journey to learn Braille I have been trying as many avenues as I can to practice.  I grope every sign I can that has Braille on it, I’ve been practicing on a Perkins Brailler and (thanks to a … Continue reading

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The Moment of Realization

How many of you have noticed “that moment?” You know, the moment when someone realizes that you have a disability and it somehow changes their perception of you (for better or worse). The “moment” can be at a store when … Continue reading

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Learning to Read Again (part 3)

So, I’ve learned the Braille alphabet, and some punctuation (period, comma, quotes). I can even read (veeeeeeeery slowly) some items.  I was so proud of myself for learning the alphabet that I started trying to read other items out in … Continue reading

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