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There are also monthly columns:
From the editor by Lori Motis,
Blind man walking by Joshua Loya,
Tips and tidbits from the Food Lady by Lori Motis AKA Food Lady,
Living with low vision by Donna Williams,
Yarn, hook, and needle, crafts by Greg Capps.
New column Driving Miss Donna by Lynn Anderson, sharing stories from a sighted person's perspective about her dear friend Donna adapting to her vision
loss later in life.
Tech news by various contributors.
Blind people talking is a column where readers share their personal adventures living with a visual challenge, or poems and other fun stories.

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Two time sensitive announcements

Interactive Virtual Seminar on Guide Dog

Access and Advocacy

Please join us for an interactive virtual seminar, being held on Tuesday evening, October 19th, 2021, from 6:15 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. This seminar is totally free, and there will be door prizes up for grabs as well. This workshop will provide a variety of components, including lecture, demonstration, discussion, and individual interactive practice scenarios.

We will cover a wide range of topics related to issues surrounding guide and service dog access, including the legal, logistical, practical, theoretical, psychological, sociological, and ethical aspects behind access issues.

We will explore the toolbox of approaches, resources and options for avoiding, resolving, and preventing access issues, and discussing variations and the decision-making process. We will look at access issues through the lenses of the layers of diversity covered in last year’s seminar and will explore the multi-faceted nature of advocacy and access.

This seminar is hosted by the New York Association of Guide Dog Users; however, we welcome participants who are NFB/NAGDU and/or ACB/GDUI members, and also those who are not affiliated with either organization. Content will be relevant and potentially helpful to service dog handlers of all types of service dogs, including, of course, guide dogs, and the content could also be informative and useful to business owners, orientation and mobility instructors, professional and peer advocates, and anyone else involved in the guide/service dog community.

Please share this with anyone you think might enjoy or benefit from this event. The Zoom information follows. Please note that anyone dialing in, will not need to enter the password.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 851 6470 8468
Passcode: nyagdu
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Free Seminar, Why Observational Learning Just Doesn't Cut It for Blind Students

Please come and join us for a free virtual seminar presented through a collaborative effort of the New York State Braille Enrichment for Literacy and Learning (BELL) Academy, and the New York Parents of Blind Children Division.

This seminar will be held using the Zoom platform and will take place on Thursday evening, the 21st of October 2021, from 6:30 P.M. until 8:00 P.M. Come and discover why observational learning just doesn’t cut it for blind children and students and, more importantly, how to use other methods to help blind students to meet the same high expectations that their sighted peers are held to, at home, at school, and in the community.

We will explore the pros and cons of observational learning for blind and sighted learners, discuss the benefits and challenges to hands-on learning, and examine the barriers to implementing hands-on-learning, and how to overcome them.

This content is especially valuable to parents of blind children and TVIs, however, O & M and AT instructors, OT and PT therapists, and anyone else who works with, lives with, or cares about the futures of blind children are welcome to attend and can benefit from this information.

Please share this with anyone you think may find this presentation of interest. There will be door prizes, a Q & A segment, and an electronic handout available.

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 956 1880 2892

Passcode: 602779

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Intern opportunity

An exciting opportunity exists for one or more interns to work alongside the founders and creators of a vibrant community of published and emergent writers.

You would be working with two prolific author/educators who have developed a dynamic online community that includes zoom webinars, podcasts, website, social media, newsletters, and other special writing events.

Writing Works Wonders is an author community that serves authors who may be sighted or visually impaired. Interns who participate in this project would communicate and work with the team on a virtual basis. In person, meetings may be possible, but not required.

There are many among which you as a prospective intern could choose to learn or further develop your skills in a variety of areas in a real-life context. These opportunities include project management, public relations, social media, marketing, audio editing, WordPress development, writing, editing, publishing, and more.

Students focused on business careers with technical skills, excellent communication skills, and ready to shoulder responsibility independently will be prioritized.

Co-founder Dr. Kathy King is a recently retired university professor. She will be able to work with your advisers and colleges to oversee, supervise, and/or craft learning experiences to address a wide range of requirements for volunteer internships or cooperative experiences.

Responsibilities and opportunities for training include, but are not limited to, activities in this list

Graphic design- Editing graphics, creating new graphics.

Audio production and editing -Editing audio recordings, creating short audio clips, adding audio clips to graphics

Social media scheduling - Assist with establishing and scheduling social media for different platforms.

Project management and public relations assistance - Assist with scheduling of podcasts, interviews; webinars; identifying guests and contact information; identifying and contact interview opportunities (publication, podcast, etc.); Assist e-newsletter editor with development and distribution, etc.

Website assistance: Assist WordPress webmaster in a variety of tasks; explore new opportunities to leverage our WordPress site community.
Writing opportunities: Writing descriptions and copy, proofreading material, participating in the publishing process including, online, e-book, and traditional formats

To apply, please send a cover letter expressing your interest and which relevant skills you have and are interested in along with your résumé to

Sponsors for the October news

A sample weekly page picture of the EZ2See® weekly Planner/Calendar.

The 2022 EZ2See® weekly Planner/Calendar is Now Available

The 2022 edition of the popular EZ2See® Products, large-print, large-space weekly planner/calendar is now in stock and available.

Many of you already get one each year. It is so popular because the highly accessible design was specifically chosen to address the needs of those with low vision or other types of challenges.

Why the design meets the needs of many with low vision is no surprise. It was designed by a creative, low vision senior dealing with RP and a long-time FFB supporter. Back in 2015, after people saw the calendar he made for himself, they urged him to start a business to make them available to help others. He has been doing that ever since.

Here is its list of features, many not found anywhere else:

Printed on 8 1/2” x 11” pages on heavy-weight paper
Daily “cell” size is almost equal to two, 3 by 5 cards
Black page edges – no more writing off the edge of the paper
Black high-contrast fonts that are over 10 times larger than newsprint; no tiny print
Black spiral bound so it folds in half and lays flat
Runs from December 2021 through to January 2023
Four wide bold-lined pages at the end to use any way you want
About as thick as a wooden pencil
Includes twelve monthly pages with holidays and extra spaces for you to use
Covers are laminated for durability and moisture resistance

The price is, $23.99 plus shipping.

There are three ways to order and two ways to see what the calendar looks like. Visit the EZ2See website or

Do you prefer to order over the phone, have questions, interested in talking about discounted quantity orders for a future fundraiser? No problem, just call, 800-234-8291.

If you’re curious about the founder’s journey out of retirement and into becoming an entrepreneur, read about it here.

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