Tuesday, December 3, 2013

#TEDTalkTuesday Chris Downey: Design with the blind in mind

Haven't done a TED Talk Tuesday in a while but I'm back with a good one. Today (December 3rd) is International Day of Persons with Disabilities. This year's theme is "Break Barriers, Open Doors: for an inclusive society and development for all”. I found this great talk that I feel embodies this year's theme perfectly.

Tuesday, November 26, 2013

Just In Time For the Holidays: Braille Greeting Cards

The above picture is an assortment of Braille Tactile Holiday Greeting cards.

So the other day one of my Stargardt's twitter friends Yvonne Felix tweeted me the above picture of greeting cards. These are not just any greeting cards they are Braille tactile cards. Yvonne was tired of getting cards that she couldn't see so since she's an artist she decided to make her own. This is such a great idea. The proceeds from the cards will go to support the non-profit Resight Inclusive Arts.

The cards are $3.00 or $25.00 for 40 cards you can purchase the cards here.

If you liked this post you maybe interested in reading: 
Artist Yvonne Felix Thriving With Stargardt's

Sunday, November 24, 2013

Saying Hi and Stargardts Links

I'm saying hello via the below video I made but I just realized that some countries don't allow video playback. Basically what I'm saying is I know that on this blog I can be inconsistent when I post and I've drifted away from telling my story dealing with vision loss. Below the video I provided links to websites, blogs, a video playlist and more to help you connect with others who have Stargardt's. If you know of some information I missed feel free to contact me. If you are able to watch my video I made it closed captioned so you can understand me better.

Tuesday, October 29, 2013

#TEDTalkTuesday - Vampires: Folklore, fantasy and fact - Michael Molina

I'm switching it up a bit with my TED Talk Tuesday post and featuring a video from the education branch of the TED organization. This year I've been more enthusiastic about celebrating Halloween since last year being unable to due so because of Hurricane Sandy.

Tuesday, October 15, 2013

TEDTalkTuesday - Julian Baggini: Being Multifokal

Finally back with a new TED Talk. The title of this blog is The Ever Changing Perspective of Essceejulies. The word in that title that jumps out should be perspective. The use of the word perspective isn't just used to describe the physical sense of sight but how perspective shapes how we see with our inner-vision. Perspective molds so much of how we navigate through life. It shapes who we think we are and how we interact with others.

Tuesday, October 1, 2013

#TEDTalkTuesday Roundup Video Playlist

Its Tuesday so its time for a TED Talk but I'm not featuring one talk but instead a playlist. The TED talk posts have been the life-preservers for this blog. I've criticized myself in the past for letting the posts become the only content I would feature for a while on the blog but they aren't a complete waste.

Wednesday, September 25, 2013

My VEDA Experience #SSSVEDA

Last month I participated in VEDA or Vlog Everyday In August. A vlog is a portmanteau of the words "video" and "blog". I flirted with the idea of vlogging or making videos on Youtube since 2007 (before I was diagnosed with Stargardt's). I've always enjoyed the creative content the site has to offer. Yes, its more than cat videos! Its also been amazing to see so many of the creators develop their brands and others sharing their lives over the years.

Tuesday, September 3, 2013

September Is...National Guide Dog Month

A blog post that isn't a TED Talk? *sarcasm* Well the answer is yes and its a "This Month Is..." post. This lovely month of September happens to be