We recently received the following poem from a blind parent writing about her experience picking up the kids at school. She wants to remain anonymous but thought others might identify with her experience, what do you think? "No one sees me standing there. People pass without a care. Even friends, I’m sure it’s you! Pass me by, without a clue. I stand alone, nobody says "hi", It’s hard when you can't see to look people in the eye. Somebody speak to me, acknowledge I’m there, Somebody stop and show that you care. I try to see if there’s someone i know, But my vision is as clear as snow! Others stand in groups and chat, I want to be a part of that! People think I’m slightly odd, Stood all alone, on my todd! Maybe people pass and smile or wave, But i can't assume, I’m not that brave. There’s a visual world, all around, My place in it, I’ve never found. So if you see someone, who you know can't see you, Let me give you a little clue... They want you to speak, to pass the time of day. Just say "hello", don’t walk away." Do we have anymore poets out there?
About time! BLITAB are creating a Braille tablet device that converts text into Braille via small physical ‘bubbles’ that rise and fall on demand. What do you think of this new invention? Link: http://actn.it/1Ig7HKY [Image shows the rectangular BLITAB device] Link
Jordyn Castor has been blind since birth, but has never let this limit her. Now, she's a software engineer for Apple, helping make its products accessible for blind users. Link to Mashable website: http://actn.it/29uUjTm [Image shows cartoon graphic of woman holding a cane] Link