Tag Archive | 2012

AMD Assistive Technology – The OrCam

Disclaimer:  I am not an expert on AMD or the assistive technology that is available to help those of us living with low vision.

I cannot endorse a product that I have no experience with but from time to time I will share an article that I stumble across hoping that it might be helpful to someone else.  There are many new products on the market and more on the way but everything is not for everyone.  My goal here is simply to share.  Do your own research and turn to your low vision network to help you make decisions regarding your vision.

I ran across the following article today.  It looks interesting to me.  Maybe it will be for you too.  here is the link:

Low Vision Assistive Device by OrCam

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A New Year is Coming

Tonight we will say goodbye to 2012 and hello to 2013. Although the numerals will change, life as we know it will be the same when we awake in the morning. It is my hope, that we will look back to the harsh lessons of 2012 and move forward into the new year with renewed determination to end the suffering in the world.

Our government is proving it is broken as it nears the final hour before we leap off the “fiscal cliff”. Let that be a lesson to all of us that we cannot elect men and women to represent us and not tell them what matters to us. We have to make our voices heard and hold them accountable. And, we need to push harder for term limits so that when they fail to listen, we aren’t stuck with them.

Our society has its own problems and I hope that we will set aside our differences and concentrate on our sameness in 2013. We belong to one race, the human race, and if we do not start embracing diversity, we will remain divided and face a bleak future.

My wish for 2013 is that we will end judgment, oppression, and violence and spend our time finding solutions to homelessness, poverty, and mental illness. And, I hope we will begin to be good neighbors to those who live in our communities and in other parts of the world.

It is a lot to hope for but I am confident that we have not forgotten that the strength and ability lies within each of us.

I wish each of you the best that the New Year can bring.

Remembering Newtown, Connecticut on December 21, 2012

We Will Remember!

We Will Remember!

Tomorrow, December 21, 2012, people around the nation will pause for a moment of silence as we remember the horror of the senseless killing of 27 innocent people in Newtown, Connecticut.

Can it be, that only a week has passed since the news flashed across our televisions and computer screens? It must feel like a lifetime for the parents, the spouses, brothers and sisters, aunts, and uncles, and other loved ones of those lost.

If only this was the last of the violence. If only we would learn from this one so that no other family ever has to face such violence again.

As we pause at 9:35 AM (EST) tomorrow, let us all make a personal pledge to wake up, to accept our own responsibility for being concerned, caring, and active participants in the raising of our children in a more healthy and compassionate environment. Let us be a beacon of hope, a light in the darkness, and the voice of wisdom as we guide our children towards a more loving and charitable future.

As we remember, let us also remember the first responders, the medical examiners, the press, and, our elected officials who have also been so traumatically affected by the tragedy at Sandy Hook Elementary School. As we pause and remember, let us also say a prayer for peace, a prayer for healing, and a prayer for the courage and strength to do better and do more.