Shot in the Dark

If you are looking for a good documentary to watch this holiday season, consider “A Shot in the Dark,” the story of Anthony Ferraro’s journey as a blind wrestler.  Ferraro is a 24 year old who was on his way to the 2020  Paralympics when it was postponed due to the coronavirus pandemic.  Today he… Continue reading Shot in the Dark

Vision Loss and Career Concerns

Education and Support

People who have vision impairments have unique career challenges:  In a 2014 article for Massachusett’s radio station WBUR’s opinion page, Dave Powers wrote that “A staggering 75% of individuals who are blind or have low vision are currently unemployed despite being capable, motivated, and having access to adaptive technology that allows them to perform many… Continue reading Vision Loss and Career Concerns

1Touch Self-Defense class increases confidence and safety

Scott Land teaching 1Tough

[vc_row][vc_column][vc_column_text]If you have low vision, you may feel vulnerable in public places.  Scott Land, a gymnast and rock climber who has retinitis pigmentosa, does.  Legally blind since 2000, Scott studied 1TouchTM Self Defense to learn what to do if someone were to attack him, and he is now a teacher sharing 1Touch with Ensight consumers.… Continue reading 1Touch Self-Defense class increases confidence and safety

Vision impairment doesn’t preclude a love for fashion

  Emily Davidson was a college student when she realized there was a “huge misconception” about people with vision impairments.   As someone legally blind herself, she noticed that when sighted people saw the way she dressed they were surprised by her clothing choices and her “personal flare for bohemian style,” color coordination, and accessorizing. “It… Continue reading Vision impairment doesn’t preclude a love for fashion

NEI Highlights New Technologies and Tools for People with Low Vision

The National Eye Institute (NEI), part of the National Institutes of Health, is funding several new technologies and tools being created to help the 4.1 million Americans living with low vision or blindness. The tools are designed to help people manage daily tasks such as navigating office buildings, crossing streets, and recognizing images and objects.… Continue reading NEI Highlights New Technologies and Tools for People with Low Vision

Orcam Wearable Device Reads Documents and Faces

Ensight’s Fort Collins support group recently met with Bob Machacek of AKB Visions about a helpful new assistive technology device called Orcam. Orcam is a wearable device with a smart camera designed to assist people who are visually impaired. Bob demonstrated how to use the small camera mounted on a pair of glasses along with… Continue reading Orcam Wearable Device Reads Documents and Faces