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“If necessary, will you be my eyes at restaurants this weekend?” I look at Stockton as he edges the car out of the driveway in Mayberry, not wanting to go back and retrieve my magnifier. “Sure.” As he likes to say, he’s here to help. And, he probably doesn’t want to spend more time in…

A Team of Stocktons

Who helps you out? Whether you’re sighted or not, with the big things or the little things, everyone needs some help sometimes. Everyone should have a John Stockton. Wait, what? Okay, I realize you might not know him. He’s not really a global, pop culture icon. If you don’t remember Mr. Stockton, he’s the tenacious…

Verbal Direction

One way to help someone like me who has low vision: give information verbally and with some detail. I might miss silent gesturing, facial expressions, and other nonverbal communication. And please, use my name if we have not talked yet, we are in a group or if I might mistake your comment to be for…