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  1. Seeing with Sound - No limitsArticle

    How I came to know echo location as an amazing tool of orientation and mobility.

  2. Review of Franklin Any Book ReaderAudio

  3. Touch Memo Voice Labeler Demo and ReviewAudio

  4. Demonstration of Pen Friend Audio LabelerLink

  5. Its Not Me...Its YouArticle

  6. How a Blind Person Uses The ATM - Tommy Edison Video

    Tommy Edison shows us what it's like for him to use this ATM machine.

  7. Master Chef participant Christine HaArticle

    Four blind chefs share 10 tips about cooking including Master Chef finalist Christine Ha

  8. Master Chef participant Christine HaArticle

    Four blind chefs share 10 tips about cooking including Master Chef finalist Christine Ha

  9. Traveling by Air, Part 1Article

    Traveling by air as a blind person does not have to be an intimidating experience. With a few tips, the novice and expert alike can ensure a smooth process.

  10. Me crossing Red Wood at 3800 SouthAudio

    I am recording my sellf doing Cane Travel crossing Red Wood at 3800 South.

  11. Legally Blind student learns how to use a chainsaw!Article

  12. Colorado Center for the Blind's Confidence CampVideo

    Colorado Center for the Blind's Confidence Camp.

  13. Do You Dream In Color - A Documentary FilmVideo

    Do you dream in color? Blind teens share their dreams and hopes.

  14. The Colorado Center for the Blind WebsiteLink

    The Colorado Center provides innovative teaching techniques & philosophy that has far-reaching effects on the lives of blind people, taking them to new heights of independence.

  15. Louisiana Center for the BlindLink

  16. Blind Inc. WebsiteLink

    Blind Incorporated is a training center for the blind located in Minneapolis, Minnesota using the positive view of blindness of the National Federation of the Blind

  17. Woodworking at Blind Incorporated Blindness Training CenterVideo

    Blind Inc.org video highlighting woodworking program.

  18. Working Blind Documentary:Three Stories of Woodworkers Without SightVideo

    A trailer for the short film directed, shot, and edited by Cara Feinberg

  19. Vision Aware: If I Can't See, How Can I Use Power Tools?Article

    Article: "If I can't see, how can I use power tools?" posted on Vision Aware website.

  20. Home Repairs by Derrick BoudwinLink

    Article on home repairs being legally blind written by Derrick Boudwin.

  21. Kristen Cox: "Walk Through The Confusion"Video

    Department of Workforce Services Executive Director, Kristen Cox speaks about an experience that changed her life for the better. Kristen happens to be blind.

  22. PenFriend and Touch Memo: A Comparison of Labeling Tools. Review by Deborah Kendrick Article

    PenFriend and Touch Memo: A Comparison of Labeling Tools. Review by Deborah Kendrick in the Access World, September 2011 Issue

  23. How To Label Canned GoodsVideo

    Barb Weigel, project specialist for the Iowa Department for the Blind Rubber shows a variety of ways to label canned goods.

  24. How To Thread A Needle Using Easy Threading or Self Threading Needles.Video

    Rehab teacher Julie Bergeson shows us a method of threading a needle without vision, using a easy threading or self threading needles.

  25. How To Thread A Needle: Non Visual Method Using Soap & Floss ThreaderVideo

    Rehab teacher Julie Bergeson shows us a second method of threading a needle without vision, this time using a bar of soap and floss threader.

  26. Macular Degeneration (MD): A Self Help Guide to Nonvisual Skills by Dan RobertsLink

    Learn how to maintain up to 99% of common daily living activities, even with no functional vision.

  27. Jennifer Rothschild: Lip Liner, Eye LinerVideo

    Motivational speaker, Jennifer Rothschild shares a humorous experience about lip and eye liner.

  28. Cooking Without Looking: Foundation for Blindness VISIONS conference full sessionArticle

    Chef Andrea Scala and her sister Erin Scala, demonstrate tips and techniques for cooking healthy and safely, in a session called 'Cooking without Looking.

  29. Cooking Without Looking: Kitchen Tools DemonstrationVideo

    Chef Andrea Scala and her sister Erin Scala, demonstrate tips and adaptive tools that can be used in the kitchen.

  30. NFB of New Jersey Blind Fashion Show: Part 4 of 4Video

    The National Federation for the Blind Fashion Show, the first event of its kind, held in New Jersey Nov. 5, 2010. Part 4 of 4

  31. NFB of New Jersey Blind Fashion Show: Introduction Part 3 of 4Video

    The National Federation for the Blind Fashion Show, the first event of its kind, held in New Jersey Nov. 5, 2010. Part 3 of 4

  32. NFB of New Jersey Blind Fashion Show: Part 2 of 4Video

    The National Federation for the Blind Fashion Show, the first event of its kind, held in New Jersey Nov. 5, 2010. Part 2 of 4

  33. NFB of New Jersey Blind Fashion Show: Introduction Part 1 of 4Video

    The National Federation for the Blind Fashion Show, the first event of its kind, held in New Jersey Nov. 5, 2010. Part 1 of 4

  34. Looking Good Without Looking with Linda Zani ThomasVideo

    Looking Good Without Looking 9/28/2011 Webcast

  35. CBS: Blind Chef's Magic TouchVideo

    Cynthia Bowers reports, Laura Martinez can cook up a storm, even though she's been blind since birth.

  36. Pathway to Independence: Learning BrailleVideo

    Pathway to Independence. This video training series covers the area of learning Braille.

  37. Pathway to Independence: Personal Information ManagementVideo

    Pathway to Independence. This video training series covers the area of managing personal information.

  38. Pathway to Independence: Techniques of Daily LivingVideo

    Pathway to Independence. This video training series covers different techniques of daily living.

  39. Pathway to Independence: Shopping & Organizing the KitchenVideo

    Pathway to Independence. This video training series covers shopping & organizing tips in the kitchen.

  40. Pathway to Independence: CookingVideo

    Pathway to Independence. This video training series covers the area of cooking.

  41. Pathway to Independence: Cane TravelVideo

    Pathway to Independence. This video training series covers the area of cane travel.

  42. Pathway to Independence: IntroductionVideo

    Pathways to Independence(c) is a production of the Nebraska Commission for the Blind and Visually Impaired

  43. Cars, Teenagers, and Insurance by Ramona WalhofArticle

    Kernel Story in Kernel Book Number 16: "Remember to Feed the Kittens"

  44. Changing a Tire: Project STRIVEVideo

    Video showing Project STRIVE Mentor, Kirt Manwaring starting the process of changing a tire.

  45. GEB Guide Dog Salty and Omar Rivera at WTC on 9/11Video

    This is the story of Omar Rivera and his guide dog Salty at the World Trade Center on 9/11.

  46. Michael Hingson & His Guide Dog Roselle: Surviving 9/11 Video

    Michael Hingson is a blind man who survived the attack on the World Trade Center on September 11, 2001 with the help of his guide dog Roselle.

  47. Yeast and Gluten Free BreadArticle

    Great recipe for those who are sensitive to gluten and/or yeast!

  48. Living With Low Vision: "Tips to help you with grooming"Audio

    Dr. Bill Takeshita from AIRS-LA discusses some useful tips for personal care and grooming.

  49. Living with Low Vision: "The Benefits of Using A Cane" Audio

    Dr. Bill Takeshita from AIRS-LA explains the benefits of using a white cane.

  50. Seeing With Sound - Using Flash SonarArticle

    How do blind people navigate around without walking into things? I use echo location to detect opsticles in my way and to get a picture of the area around me.

  51. Kristen Cox shares eye makeup tips and tricks!Video

    Kristen Cox shares her personal eye makeup tips and tricks!

  52. Kristen Cox shares how she distinguishes shampoo from conditioner bottles.Video

    Kristen Cox shares how she tells the difference between shampoo from conditioner bottles.

  53. Kristen Cox gives tips on how to match clothing in your wardrobeVideo

    Kristen Cox shares her system on how she matches clothing in her wardrobe.

  54. Kristen Cox gives tips on how she organizes her wardrobe closetVideo

    Kristen Cox (director of Utah Workforce Services) gives tips on how she organizes her wardrobe closet

  55. Kristen Cox shows how she buys jewelry & organizes necklacesVideo

  56. Kristen Cox shows how she organizes her jewelryVideo

    Kristen Cox shows how and why she organizes her jewelry.

  57. Kristen Cox shows how and why she organizes her makeupVideo

    Kristen Cox shows how and why she organizes her makeup & gives a few makeup tips.

  58. Kristen Cox shows how she organizes her kitchen pantry.Video

    Kristen shows how she organizes her kitchen pantry.

  59. Kristen Cox shows how she uses her microwave & oven controls.Video

    Kristen Cox answers the questions, "How do you know the temperature on your oven and independently use the controls on your microwave or stove?"

  60. Kristen Cox shows how she uses her Apple TV Video

    Kristen Cox gives a brief introduction to Apple TV and answers questions from blind teenagers related to navigating her t.v.

  61. Cooking with a flat-topped stoveArticle

    When we first moved into our home, I was quite disappointed to learn that our stove is electric and not gas. Even worse, the stove has a perfectly smooth glass top, so it is impossible to tell where the burners are without sight, or so I thought.

  62. Yummy Chocolate Chip CookiesArticle

    These cookies are a hit with any group of people! Perfect for family gatherings of any size!

  63. Recipe and Instructions for Cheese Corn Bake Audio

    Cheese Corn Bake Recipe and Instructions read by JaNae Olsen

  64. Recipe and instructions for Caramel BrowniesAudio

    Caramel Brownies recipe and instructions read by JaNae Olsen

  65. Chunky Chicken Vegetable SoupAudio

    Taken from the Good Seasoning Italian Dressing Box and read by JaNae Olsen

  66. Learn To Match ClothesVideo

    Techniques and tips how how a blind or visually impaired person matches their clothes.

  67. Independent Living Tip: Telling TimeVideo

    Options for telling time with low or no vision, including talking clocks and Braille watches.

  68. Iowa Department For the Blind Student Fixes LawnmowerVideo

    Orientation Center student gets his confidence back when he shows himself he can fix a broken lawnmower without using his vision.

  69. Independent Living Tip: Organizing Your MoneyVideo

    Learn about non-visual techniques to organize and identify the money in your wallet. Produced by the Iowa Department for the Blind.

  70. How to Apply Make UpVideo

    Esther Smith, a woman with macular degeneration, shows make-up application tips for people who are blind or visually impaired

  71. Free White Cane ProgramLink

    Information about the National Federation of the Blind's Free White Cane Program.

  72. Preschooler with cane descending escalatorVideo

    Young blind children can be independent and safe on escalators using their cane and non visual techniques.

  73. Techniques for the Blind - Making a SandwichVideo

    Helpful non visual techniques and tips on how to make a sandwich.

  74. Techniques for the Blind - Using an OvenVideo

    Helpful non visual techniques and tips on how to safely use a conventional oven.

  75. Techniques for the Blind - Preparing Fruits and VegetablesVideo

    Non visual techniques and tips on how to prepare fruits and vegetables. Includes, how to peal and slice a potato, apple and general knife safety.

  76. Tips on How To Navigate a Cafeteria Video

    Video that describes and shows helpful tips and techniques on how to navigate and dine successfully in a cafeteria setting.

  77. Folding Money- Tips for the BlindVideo

    Video describing a folding system to easily identify money.

  78. What can I do now to prepare my 3 year old for independent living?Question

    Question: What can I do now to prepare my 3 year old for independent living?

  79. Deja Powell and Lucas Atkinson Wedding Ceremony: Braille VowsVideo

    Deja Powell is classy, hip, passionate, beautiful and Steeler's biggest fan. Oh yea, she happens to be blind.

  80. Diane Rose, Blind QuilterVideo

  81. Sue's KitchenLink

    Sue's Kitchen: A website with accessible recipes, useful information and tips on cooking for blind and visually impaired people.

  82. A Low Vision Perspective on How to Apply LipstickVideo

    Cheralyn Creer gives useful tips and tricks on how she applies lipstick. What are yours?

  83. A Blind Perspective on How to Apply LipstickVideo

  84. A Low Vision Perspective on How to Apply MascaraVideo

  85. A Blind Perspective on How to Apply MascaraVideo

  86. A Blind Perspective on How to Apply Eye ShadowVideo

  87. A Low Vision Perspective on How to Apply Eye Shadow.Video

  88. Discussion on Low Vision and Blind Perspectives on How to Apply MakeupVideo

  89. A Low Vision Perspective on How to Apply EyelinerVideo

  90. A Low Vision Perspective on How to Apply Foundation.Video

  91. A Blind Perspective on How to Apply Foundation.Video

  92. A Blind Perspective on How to Apply BlushVideo

  93. A Low Vision Perspective on How to Apply BlushVideo

  94. Cooking Without Looking "How To" VideoVideo

    Tara Briggs walks us through cooking "Dad's Hot Dish"!