Technology Quick Tip: How to Add Emoji to Any Text Field Using Windows 10 and JAWS Screen Reader

Picture of the Smiling Face Emoji

While browsing articles discussing the latest updates to Windows 10, I discovered a Windows shortcut key to insert emoji that I am sure existed for quite some time, but I never knew was actually accessible before today. While running Windows 10 and JAWS 2019, it is now possible to insert emoji into any text field …

Tips for Using Ride Shares with Your Guide Dog

Are you looking to start accessing popular ride shares like Uber and Lyft with your guide dog? If you are like me, you are certainly a little nervous with the abundance of negative stories online and in the news regarding guide dog denials. While it is happening across all the companies, the following tips may …

It’s Okay to Speak Directly to Me – MyEars Work Just Fine

Cartoon picture of a sandwich.

As an individual with a vision impairment I often find myself in situations in which the general public assumes that for some reason I am incapable of performing even the simplest of tasks without either great assistance or by achieving some amazing accomplishment. Anything from knowing where I am going in a large building that …

New Delta Airlines Requirements for Service Animals: What Does This Mean for Service Animal Handlers?

3 Guide Dogs Laying Down in a Field

Traveling is going to get a little bit more difficult if you are an individual that travels with a service animal.  This week Delta Airlines announced new requirements for travelers traveling with trained service animals including additional paperwork and registration requirements.   The FactsBeginning on March 1, 2018, passengers traveling with trained service animals will …

I’m Going to Give You New Eyeballs: A Child’s Wish for his Blind Mommy

Yesterday while eating dinner with my almost 4 year old, he suddenly asked me why I don’t have eyeglasses.  I responded to my son the way I usually do about my vision impairment and informed him that my eyes don’t work like  his do.  He thought about this for a second and then he continued …

Guide Dog Tip: Keeping the Fur At Bay

This article contains affiliate links and I may earn a commission for items purchased.  These commissions help keep great content coming your way.   As a fellow guide dog user (or future user), you may know that keeping your cute little pup’s fur off of your clothing and furniture is close to impossible.  I have …

Seeing Through Hearing: An Open Letter to HULU

I would like for you to take a moment to try to enjoy your favorite program with a blindfold on. Are you able to understand which characters are speaking? Are you able to understand exactly what is going on in the scene? Are you left wondering what Mindy texted to Danny in a scene in The Mindy Project? This confusion and unanswered questions are the same feelings that an individual with a visual impairment experiences without the opportunity to access quality audio description.