Social Security Benefits: Quick Tip – SSI and SSDI Program Overviews

The Social Security Administration manages two different types of disability programs, Supplemental Security Income (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI), each with differing rules and regulations.  If you receive either or both of these benefits, the first step in fully understanding your benefits is to become familiar with the basic differences between the two …

Shopping While Blind: A Peak Into My Favorite Boutique

Recently I have been completely revamping my style and wardrobe which has caused me to shop at many boutiques and online retailers. As you may know, shopping online for clothing with a vision impairment can be a bit frustrating to say the least. Some retailers do not offer any useful product descriptions or if the …

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

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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 …