Look and Listen

Traffic rushes past me as I stand at the truncated dome, ready to cross the road with the start of the next light cycle. No pedestrians stand with me, so there are no clues to go on other than the changing lights that I can make out today and the sound of the traffic. I…

Baltimore Sun Essay

Dear Readers, Instead of posting tomorrow, I’m posting one day early for a special announcement. The Baltimore Sun published an essay I wrote about my vision, “Navigating the Gray Space of Blindness.” Welcome to those of you who found my blog from the essay tagline. Take a look around and stay awhile. For others who…

Staying Safe on the Edge

As I picked up more strategies from my Orientation and Mobility lessons, I practiced reactions to dangerous situations with my instructor. One day, he explained how to avoid a serious problem when waiting to cross a street, waiting on a platform for the train, or when negotiating a flight of stairs. “When you are by…