How headphones have been very useful to me for many years, and what I’m hoping for from headphones in the future

For Christmas just after my fifth birthday, I got a radio. This radio was a bit unique, in that it was round and had a telephone rotary dial on the front, though it didn't move. Shortly after that my youngest sister Andrea gave me an earplug and showed me how to plug it into the … Continue reading How headphones have been very useful to me for many years, and what I’m hoping for from headphones in the future

My thoughts about unlike a picture, an audio recording needs to last a longer amount of time to develop

Posted on October 19, 2019Audio takes time.Many have said, "a picture is worth a thousand words", but it would take way longer to say or write those words than it did to take that picture. A picture is the capturing of a moment less than a second that lasts metaphorically forever. I imagine that someone … Continue reading My thoughts about unlike a picture, an audio recording needs to last a longer amount of time to develop

My thoughts about what blind people see, or don’t see. Spoiler, it’s not a short answer :)

Posted on November 7, 2018 Being totally blind since birth, I get asked periodically what I see, as if sighted people can't begin to imagine what not seeing anything would be like if they were blind; this is, actually, in fact the case. Before I had ever been in an airplane I used to have … Continue reading My thoughts about what blind people see, or don’t see. Spoiler, it’s not a short answer 🙂

How for me, bone conduction headphones by Aftershokz is one of those technologies that is not just nice to have but a huge game changer for blind people

Posted on July 17 2018Shortly after Christmas when i. Was 5, my sister Andrea introduced me to headphones with one of those single ear plugs from the 1970s, and showed me how I could plug it into my radio and listen to it. After a few minutes of private listening I couldn't understand at all … Continue reading How for me, bone conduction headphones by Aftershokz is one of those technologies that is not just nice to have but a huge game changer for blind people

Technology for most is a nice thing to have, but for those with disabilities, how huge of a game changer technology is in improving their lives cannot be exaggerated

Posted on July 6, 2018 As I wrote about in my last post, technology in its most basic definition is an innovation which makes some task easier, and for most of us that is most of the time, the case; but for people with disabilities, it is way more than that.Technology helps us get places … Continue reading Technology for most is a nice thing to have, but for those with disabilities, how huge of a game changer technology is in improving their lives cannot be exaggerated

Some reflections on how technology has progressed as I flew home from North Carolina to Wisconsin last Friday

Posted on June 25 2018 Just a reflection on how technology has advanced over a time period I can remember.I can remember in high school wishing I could type some of my homework on my  30 minute  bus rides each way, and although until 11th grade I had a very nice electronic typewriter, it wasn't … Continue reading Some reflections on how technology has progressed as I flew home from North Carolina to Wisconsin last Friday