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Welcome to “Living Blind” (formerly Life In BALANCE), the official podcast of BALANCE for Blind Adults. This podcast explores the perspectives and lived experiences of people with sight loss, and delves into barriers, challenges, and real-life strategies for living life to the fullest. Each interview provides insights to inspire and inform. What is it like to live without sight in a sighted world? Come listen and learn!

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To Dog or Not To Dog? | With Samantha Moore And Anita Laurnitus
To Dog or Not To Dog? | With Samantha Moore And Anita Laurnitus
November is a transitional month, no matter where you live. The temperature of the air changes, as does the terrain under foot. This affects how you travel, and if you have low or no vision you are already travelling with a mobility aid, whether it be a cane or guide dog. Everyone chooses between the two at some point in their lives, and in this November episode of Living Blind we are tackling the age-old question, To Dog, or not to dog? Host Naomi Hazlett is joined by first time dog owner Samantha Moore, and certified orientation and mobility instructor Anita Laurnitus. Sam is the Events lead at  Equal Voice, a Multi-partisan organization which advocates for women and gender diversity in Canadian Politics. She got her first guide dog, a golden yellow Labrador retriever named Rockette, in March of 2022. Anita is a certified orientation and mobility instructor with the Toronto District School Board. She previously worked as an O and M instructor and volunteer coordinator here at Balance, from 2007 to 2022. Come along with the panel for a fun, free flowing chat, as Sam takes us on a journey of the first year having Rockette in both her personal and professional life, the pros and cons of canes and dogs, and what ultimately influenced her decision to get a dog after so many years. Anita expounds on Sam’s experience from her vantage point, and explains how she conducts O&M training for clients who travel with canes VS. those with dogs. Sam talks about the application process, from choosing a school and filling out the paperwork, matching the right dog for you and your lifestyle, and evaluating the honeymoon phase to determine if the assigned dog is the one for you. For Sam and others like her, this also entailed going through the whole process during the pandemic, so what challenges did that present to clients, the schools, O&M instructors A la Anita, and the dogs themselves. Sam also talks about Rockette’s upbringing in prison, as part of the Prison Puppy Program. For more information on choosing a guide dog school, check out a list of schools available in Canada and the United States. Follow Samantha and Anita on LinkedIn, and Rockette on Instagram. What did you think of this episode? Get in touch with the podcast by joining our Listeners Facebook group, or by sending us an email at LivingBlindPodcast@BalanceFBA.org. Follow us on Facebook, Instagram, YouTube and twitter, by searching Balance For Blind Adults. The show notes and transcription for this episode can be found at BalanceFBA.org/Podcast. Donate to BALANCE: BalanceFBA.org
51:58
November 25, 2022
Facilitating Independence with Everyday Activities: A Conversation About Occupational Therapy
Facilitating Independence with Everyday Activities: A Conversation About Occupational Therapy
In honour of Occupational Therapy Month (October) in Canada, Naomi Hazlett sits down with registered Occupational Therapist and previous guest host Eve Pervin, for a light-hearted and in depth interview all about the field of O.T. and the services both useful to blind people, and helpful for participants at BALANCE. Eve started at BALANCE while she was still a student at the University of Toronto, and worked full time with the organization from September of 2021 through September 2022. Longtime listeners might also recognize Eve’s voice from her Interview with David Lepofsky. In this episode, Naomi and Eve discuss the lessons Eve has learned working as an O.T. with blind and partially sighted clients of all ages, as well as the myths and misconceptions surrounding both the world of blindness and the field of occupational therapy itself. Hear some of Eve's memorable stories about helping clients with cooking in the kitchen, applying makeup in the mirror, making devices with touch screens accessible, and finding alternative ways of reading books and other print materials. The two also discuss the intersectionality and plurality of clients served by BALANCE and how the clients themselves are at the centre of decision-making and program planning as an Occupational Therapist. Finally, Eve provides some words to the wise for O.T's of all ages and stages in their careers, and also health care practitioners across all walks of life. You can read more about the field of Occupational Therapy through the Canadian Association of Occupational Therapists, and click here if you would like to book an appointment with an O.T. at Balance. You can contact Eve by sending her an email, and following her on LinkedIn. Get in touch with the podcast by joining our Listeners Facebook group, or sending us an email at LivingBlindPodcast@BalanceFBA.org. Follow Balance For Blind Adults on Facebook, Twitter, Instagram,and Youtube. The show notes and transcription for this podcast can be found at BalanceFBA.org/Podcast. Donate to BALANCE: https://www.balancefba.org/donate/
36:19
October 21, 2022
Nothing to Lose - Everything to Game With Richard Bennett
Nothing to Lose - Everything to Game With Richard Bennett
Are you a hard core gamer? Or, are you someone who is curious about video games, but don’t know if there is an outlet for you? Well, accessibility for people who are blind or visually impaired has become a huge priority amongst developers and enthusiasts in the gaming industry. And in light of the annual “Everyone Games” accessible gaming extravaganza being just around the corner, we are kicking off the third season of this podcast with an episode about this very topic, as Our host Naomi Hazlett is joined by Knights of the Braille Co-founder, Richard Bennett. Knights of the Braille is an inclusive online gaming community of enthusiasts dedicated to providing a variety of accessible options for tabletop roleplay games (TTRPG’s, and video games. Having grown up in South Georgia where Dungeons and Dragons was perceived as being evil and dangerous, Richard tells us about his humble beginnings in the world of RPG’s, and the early days of making games accessible. This eventually lead up to him joining the team over at Knights of the Braille in 2019. He elaborates on how the Community organizes games for its members, provides a brief rundown of the current lineup of games being hosted on their discord server, and gives us a preview of what’s coming up in this year’s Everyone Games, taking place on Friday September 30 through Saturday October 1. Join Naomi and Richard as they break down some of the lingo used in gaming, reminisce about a few of their fondest memories during gaming sessions, and have some fun doing a little role-play on the spot, with character voices thrown in for good measure. Contact Knights of the Braille via Email, Facebook, Twitter, and visit their website at KnightsOfTheBrail.com. To learn more about Everyone Games and their charity partners, visit their website at EveryoneGames.com, and follow Everyone Games on Facebook, Twitter, Redit, Twitch, and Youtube. The Living Blind Podcast is now on Facebook, and The show notes and transcription for this podcast can be found at BalanceFBA.org/Podcast. Donate to BALANCE: https://www.balancefba.org/donate/
41:24
September 23, 2022
Trailer for Season 3
Trailer for Season 3
The Living Blind podcast returns for a third season, with the first episode dropping on Friday September 23. Each month we will have in depth interviews exploring the lived experiences of ordinary blind people doing extraordinary things, thinking outside the box in order to help live life to the fullest, and telling us about it so we can share it all with YOU. On Tuesday September 20, our Executive Producer Deborah Gold and our Producer Jeff Rainey had a candid chat about this amazing Season 3 line-up, and also unveiled the news about the new Living Blind Listeners Facebook Group. Donate to BALANCE: https://www.balancefba.org/donate/
11:49
September 23, 2022
Revisiting Season1’s The Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther
Revisiting Season1’s The Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther
Summer is finally here! And in honour of the weather heating up and the world continuing to open up, we thought it would be a good idea to revisit one of our early shows all about exploring the Great Outdoors, with the ever-adventurous Lawrence Gunther. Lawrence Gunther is North America’s only blind conservationist and professional angler, outdoor writer, podcaster, blogger, film maker and TV host. Having lost his vision at age eight, Lawrence applies his outdoor experience, masters in environmental studies, local knowledge and ability to envisage nature with unique and insightful results. Our Podcast host Naomi Hazlett speaks with Lawrence about bird watching, fishing, sailing, boating, cooking and barbecuing, and much more. Lawrence gives advice on how to navigate the outdoors using all five senses, along with the role that technology can serve and some of the tech items he finds useful. He also talks about exploring the outdoors with guide dogs, and how his dependency on a dog has increased over the years with his vision continuing to deteriorate. Find Lawrence Gunther On Facebook at https://www.facebook.com/LawrenceGuntherOutdoors,  on twitter at https://twitter.com/lawrencegunther, Visit his website at LawrenceGunther.com, As well as his Blind Fishing Boat Project  And  Outdoors podcast. Below are some outdoor clubs and organizations located in the Greater Toronto Area. TRAILBLAZERS Tandem Cycling Club: https://trailblazerstandem.org/  The Toronto Ski Hawks: http://www.torontoskihawks.org/  Safari Walking Group: https://torontoaccessiblesports.ca/safari-walking-group/  Blind Sailing Canada: https://blindsailing.ca/  Ontario Blind Sports Association: https://blindsports.on.ca/ Blind Roadrunners: https://www.blindroadrunners.ca/ ACHILLES Canada: https://achillescanada.ca/ The show notes and transcription for this podcast can be found at https://www.balancefba.org/podcast/season-2/ Donate to BALANCE: https://www.balancefba.org/donate/
34:41
June 30, 2022
A Learning-Teaching Life With Blair Spry
A Learning-Teaching Life With Blair Spry
All too often, people who are blind or visually impaired are told that they cannot do this or that. As a result, one must develop self advocacy skills and be proactive in finding alternate ways of accomplishing their goals. This month, Naomi Hazlett is joined by educator, Opera singer and fashion model Blair Spry, for an illuminating conversation about his journey through life as a performing artist and school teacher with low vision. As a singer, Blair has performed with the National Youth Choir of Canada, as well as with the Nota Bene Baroque Players. He has also starred in leading roles in Opera Laurier's productions of Igor Stravinsky's "The Rake's Progress", and Puccini's "Gianni Schicchi”. As a teacher, he has worked with students from grades 1 through 12 within the Waterloo and Grand Erie District School Boards in Ontario. Now living in Brantford Ontario, he currently serves as an educator and Student Support Counsellor at the W. Ross Macdonald School for the blind, helping a new generation of blind and low vision children realize their full potential and establish their independence, just as so many have done for him throughout his life. In addition, he runs a week-long summer music camp for blind and low vision children between the ages of 9 and 21, that has been in operation since 2007. It has even operated as a virtual camp during the COVID19 Pandemic, with recreational games and activities, campers receiving free private music lessons, writing choir songs together on Facebook, and putting on live concerts over zoom. Join Blair and Naomi for a candid conversation about vision loss and education: learning environments in integrated schools compared with those of specialty schools for the blind, the terminology used to describe professionals who work with people with vision loss, debunking myths and stereotypes surrounding the blindness community, and much more. They also talk a little Mozart, because why not? Email Blair Spry at spry2250@mylaurier.ca W. Ross Macdonald school website: https://pdsbnet.ca/en/schools/w-ross-macdonald/ Music Camp for the Visually impaired Facebook page: https://www.facebook.com/CampsForTheVisuallyImpaired/ AMI Camp documentary: https://www.ami.ca/category/our-community/media/resilience?fbclid=IwAR2cpX1Lw90NtJS5vwsmZUhFgaxMs96x2VtevTT_63e_IUh5GnRum6zzORc The show notes and transcription for this podcast can be found at https://www.balancefba.org/podcast/season-2/ Donate to BALANCE: https://www.balancefba.org/donate/
35:09
May 31, 2022
Charles Bonnet Syndrome 101 With Dr. Keith Gordon
Charles Bonnet Syndrome 101 With Dr. Keith Gordon
For this episode, and in light of Vision Health month, Naomi Hazlett sits down with Balance’s own Dr. Keith Gordon for a conversation all about Charles Bonnet Syndrome. Often described as the ocular equivalent of Phantom Limb, Charles Bonnet Syndrome is a condition where by people with vision loss experience visual hallucinations. Nearly one in five people with vision loss have Charles Bonnet, and while it has been known about for over 250 years, it remains largely unheard of, undiagnosed, or diagnosed incorrectly. In fact, up until he began doing research work with the Canadian National institute for the blind, Keith himself had not heard of this condition after 30 years in the ophthalmic industry. Nor had Naomi heard of it as an occupational therapist, until she began working with clients and staff at Balance for Blind Adults. Keith tells stories about the research he has conducted up to this point, including some of the things people have reported seeing and how they feel about them, how many ophthalmologists, retina specialists, independent living instructors and other practitioners inform their patients of Charles Bonnet, and the reluctancy in people to talk about their hallucinations for fear of being committed into the mental health system. He also elaborates on the research that has been done on the neurological side of things, but stresses that more investigation must be done at the level of the brain in order to gain more understanding about the condition and potentially find a cure. Keith and Naomi offer advice to both the general public and medical community on how to deal with Charles Bonnet Syndrome appropriately, and while there is currently no cure or treatment, Keith offers practical solutions for those with CBS on how to cope with these visual hallucinations when they occur. Dr. Keith Gordon is Chair of the Board of Directors at Balance for Blind Adults, and is currently the Senior Research Officer of the Canadian Council of the Blind (CCB). His primary research interests lie in the area of ophthalmic epidemiology. He is an adjunct professor in the Department of Ophthalmology and Vision Sciences at the University of Toronto." Find out more about Charles Bonnet Syndrome through the following resources: Charles Bonnet Syndrome Foundation Australia Charles Bonnet syndrome - RNIB - See differently Charles Bonnet Syndrome - Retina UK Esme's Umbrella: https://charlesbonnetsyndrome.uk/ The show notes and transcription for this podcast can be found at https://www.balancefba.org/podcast/season-2/ Donate to BALANCE: https://www.balancefba.org/donate/
40:01
April 29, 2022
Getting Psyched With The Schiafone Brothers
Getting Psyched With The Schiafone Brothers
Our regular host, Naomi Hazlett, is back! And in this episode she is joined by the Schiafone Brothers, Christopher and Brandon Schiafone. That’s right, a double feature! Both brothers have degrees in psychology, but come from very different backgrounds. They provide a brief backstory of their career pathways, and how they ultimately ended up studying psychology in order to become better practitioners. There is also a surprise at the end of this interview, so be sure to stay tuned! Brandon began his life in journalism and public relations, before ultimately becoming a certified life coach. However, in order to do his job effectively and to the fullest, he realized that with a background in behavioural psychology, there was an opportunity to become a one-stop shop for his clients; having the tools to provide legitimate therapy and a blue print for creating a better life. His future will see him utilizing his background in life coaching, along with his education in psychology, to become a certified and practicing couples counsellor. Chris holds his Social Service Worker Diploma from Seneca College, which he received in 2015. During his placement time he was working with the vision loss community, as well as adults with intellectual disabilities. Finding himself at a crossroads and wondering what he ultimately wanted to specialize in, he got accepted into the university of Guelph Humber’s psychology program, where he decided to focus on Neuroscience. He has recently completed his first Undergraduate degree in Psychology, a Diploma in General Arts And Science, and a Certificate in Research Skills And Analysis from Humber College. He has been working as a data and accessibility analyst for sensetech solutions, and is doing research work with the Centre for Applied Neuroscience. He is currently investigating a Master’s degree in the areas of psychology, Neuroscience and Design. Both guests provide insight into their experiences going through college and university as blind and low vision students, how they overcame barriers to accessible learning in their fields of study, and the strategies that educators can use to make their classes more accessible when it comes to the visual aspects of learning. These range from general accommodations such as accessible textbooks and screen reading software for computers, to more in-depth areas such as graphics and data analysis software, and diagrams of the human brain and nervous systems which required very creative tactile workarounds. The brothers offer advice to anyone who is interested in pursuing further education in a post-secondary institution, psychology or otherwise, and how to advocate for yourself in order to get the most out of your studies.  Christopher Contact info:  LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/christopher-m-schiafone/?originalSubdomain=ca  Twitter: https://twitter.com/cmschiafone Centre for Applied Neuroscience: https://www.knowyourbrain.ca/ Brandon Contact Info: Website: http://www.brandonschiafone.com LinkedIn: https://www.linkedin.com/in/brandon-schiafone-mnlp-mtlt-mcht-9bb95454/?originalSubdomain=ca Twitter: https://twitter.com › unleashbrandon Footnote: this episode was inspired by an earlier instalment of our program called Mental Health Matters, featuring a social worker and counsellor with sight loss named Lisa Derencinovic. It is available for streaming in the living blind podcast feed wherever you get your podcasts, or at the following link. https://anchor.fm/balancefba/episodes/Mental-Health-Matters-with-Lisa-e167167 The show notes for this podcast can be found at https://www.balancefba.org/podcast/  Donate to BALANCE: https://www.balancefba.org/donate/
48:29
March 31, 2022
Meet me at the Intersection of... with Timeshia Edwards
Meet me at the Intersection of... with Timeshia Edwards
In the third and final installment of our 3–part series “Meet me at the Intersection of…”, we have guest host Ramya Amuthan, and her guest Timeshia Edwards. Timeshia is almost totally blind, and is Moose Cree First Nations. She currently works at the Canadian National Institute for the Blind as a coordinator in the Come To Work Program, serving Ontario west and north. She joins Ramya to discuss many aspects of her life as a blind and indigenous person in Canada, including education, culture and role models. Growing up the eldest of six children in the foster system in small town Northern Ontario, and being the only one with sight loss, she then moved to Brantford Ontario in the sixth grade to live with her adopted family, and spend the second half of her public schooling at the W. Ross Macdonald provincial school for blind, low vision and deafblind students. She talks to Ramya about going through the public school system as a blind person in a remote northern region, and the creative solutions and accommodations her supportive staff developed to account for the isolation and scarcity of resources. Understanding who you are, where you come from, and passing on the traditions of your culture has always been important to Timeshia. Even so, she talks frankly about how this knowledge is not always readily passed onto indigenous youth, due to the intergenerational traumas experienced by their ancestors. With a background in recreational therapy and a passion for working with youth, Timeshia now works as a counselor at the W. Ross Macdonald school, along with the come to work program at CNIB. It is her life-long mission to serve as a mentor and role model for youth with low and no vision, providing them with the services, skillsets and opportunities they need; just as so many have done for her throughout her life. Email Timeshia Edwards at timeshia.edwards@gmail.com Donate to BALANCE: https://www.balancefba.org/donate/
33:27
February 25, 2022
Meet me at the Intersection of... with Ben Akuoko
Meet me at the Intersection of... with Ben Akuoko
In part 2 of our 3–part series “Meet me at the Intersection of…”, we have guest host Ramya Amuthan, and her guest Ben Akuoko. Ben is a 33-year-old black man who lives with Retinitis Pigmentosa. He is currently working at the CNIB (GTA) as a Program Lead for Advocacy and Accessibility. He was diagnosed with the eye condition at the age of 2 years old. Ben and Ramya discuss Ben’s experience growing up with RP, how he’s grown as a listener, and the steps he takes to take care of himself. He also delves into the intersections of culture, race and disability from his own experience of them; and some of the limitations and problems that organizations and institutions run into when they focus too much on one aspect of someone's identity. CNIB Diversity and Inclusion Link: https://cnib.ca/en/support-us/advocate/diversity-inclusion-we-are-cnib?region=on_east
31:17
January 21, 2022
Meet me at the Intersection of.... with Windy Ho Li
Meet me at the Intersection of.... with Windy Ho Li
In part 1 of our 3–part series “Meet me at the Intersection of…”, we have guest host Ramya Amuthan, and her guest Windy Ho-Li. As an Asian immigrant to Toronto from Hong-Kong, Windy has a unique perspective on her lived experience with sight loss. Windy discusses several different aspects of her identity, and how these aspects have intersected to the point that their intersections are an integral part of her life. Windy talks frankly about the impact of sight loss on her independence, about how her Christian faith has been a source of solace and encouragement, and about how her volunteer work in the Cantonese speaking community has included the convening of a support group for members with sight loss, for whom the language barrier has made access to English-based services and supports, a challenge. She also speaks openly about what it means to live with the uncertainty of sight loss, dealing with surgeries, the role of quiet time when faced with challenges, and what brings her life joy and satisfaction. Joy Beyond Vision Community Website: https://www.joybeyondvision.ca/ Donate to BALANCE: https://www.balancefba.org/donate/
24:48
December 17, 2021
When Workplace Supports Work- One Journalist's Story
When Workplace Supports Work- One Journalist's Story
Michelle McQuigge joins Naomi to discuss her career as a journalist for the Canadian Press. They talk about the power of inclusion and mentorship, the need to prove yourself to able-bodied people, and how the pandemic has made journalism more accessible for Michelle as a blind person. Tune in to this hot-off-the-press podcast to learn more! Follow Michelle on Twitter here: https://twitter.com/mich_mcq National Disability Employment Awareness Month: https://www.easterseals.org/october-is-national-disability-employment-awareness-month/
41:14
November 19, 2021
Learning from Experience- A Conversation with David Lepofsky
Learning from Experience- A Conversation with David Lepofsky
Join student turned BALANCE occupational therapist Eve as she sits down with David Lepofsky, Canadian lawyer, educator, and disability advocate. Blind for much of his life, David discusses the advancements that have been made in assistive technology for the low-vision community, his distinguished law career, and impressive advocacy work. Stay tuned to the end of the episode for a post-show conversation with Eve and Naomi. Some helpful resources, mentioned in the episode: Bose Frames: https://www.bose.ca/en_ca/products/frames.html?mc=24_PS_FR_BO_DT_GO_&gclid=CjwKCAjw7--KBhAMEiwAxfpkWKWzJHQW2IjEu5L4uMZmDs6ls6dsx7B8g9XHPqs3bB-qoNAEmlqmZxoCgLMQAvD_BwE&gclsrc=aw.ds Mosen at Large Podcast: https://mosen.org/mosenatlarge/ iSee Podcast: https://davidwoodbr.podbean.com/ Seeing AI app: https://www.microsoft.com/en-us/ai/seeing-ai AODA Alliance General Site: https://www.aodaalliance.org/ Follow the link to sign up for AODA Alliance Email updates: https://confirmsubscription.com/h/j/E6CF25EC7212F550 Arch Disability Law Centre: https://archdisabilitylaw.ca/ YouTube Video: Fight to Amend Canadian Charter of Rights to Protect Disability Equality Because of BALANCE Campaign: https://www.canadahelps.org/en/charities/balance-for-blind-adults/p2p/because-of-balance-2021/
36:48
October 20, 2021
Accessing Visual Arts, Here’s How
Accessing Visual Arts, Here’s How
John Rae and Melissa Smith join Naomi in discussing everything art! John is a well-known advocate in the GTA for blind and low vision folks, and has lived experience of accessing, or not accessing, art as a partially-sighted person. Melissa is currently the Assistant Curator of Access and Learning at the Art Gallery of Ontario, and tells us about what art galleries do well and what could be better when it comes to accessibility. Take a listen and learn about tactile translation, guided tours, universal design, and how to get the most out of galleries, museums, and other places where art lives and happens. AGO Andy Warhol Exhibit: https://ago.ca/exhibitions/andy-warhol Accessibility at the AGO: https://ago.ca/visit/accessibility-ago Black Creek Pioneer Village: https://blackcreek.ca/places-to-explore/
46:15
September 24, 2021
Mental Health Matters with Lisa
Mental Health Matters with Lisa
Naomi sat down with Lisa Derencinovic, a social worker and counsellor with sight loss who lives and works in Toronto, Canada. Lisa has her own business, Counseling with Lisa, and provides counselling services, both group and individual, on contract with BALANCE for Blind Adults.  Naomi learns from Lisa about the intersection between blindness and mental health, ableism, and the counselling process.  Lisa also provides strategies for physical, mental and emotional self-care that can help to take care of one’s mental health. A key take-away is that seeking and receiving help for mental health is as important as doing so for your physical health and is not a sign of weakness, but of strength. For more information about Counselling with Lisa, please visit https://www.counsellingwithlisa.ca/ If you are living with sight loss in Toronto, and you need mental health support, please contact us at 416-236-1796. If you are located in Canada and are in need of urgent mental health services, please call Crisis Services Canada at 1-883-456-4566. If you are located internationally, we urge you to reach out to your local mental health agency.
27:27
September 24, 2021
Art and Artistry with Bruce
Art and Artistry with Bruce
“The only person who knows my experience is me and if I don’t speak up about this, no one will ever know and they will go through their life full of assumptions.” Step behind the scenes as we sit down with Bruce Horak, painter, musician, and actor. He walks us through his process as a visually impaired artist, and what he’s been working on since 2011. Learn more about Bruce at his website http://www.brucehorak.com/
39:44
September 24, 2021
The Outdoors with Lawrence
The Outdoors with Lawrence
This month we chat with Lawrence, host of the podcast “Outdoors with Lawrence Gunther.” He and Naomi chat about sailing, fishing, and cooking on a grill outdoors, among other things. More about Lawrence at his website here: https://lawrencegunther.com/
31:28
September 24, 2021
Out and About with Bill and Neisha
Out and About with Bill and Neisha
Naomi talks with Bill about safely travelling around your neighborhood, with tips and tricks from an Orientation and Mobility instructor. Later, Neisha talks about international travel and how she navigates airports. Links to resources mentioned below. Planes, Trains, and Canes YouTube channel: https://www.youtube.com/channel/UCUAGEcdoYLOD7x5hTDKmVoA Traveleyes website: https://www.traveleyes-international.com/
29:07
September 24, 2021
Parenting with Jewel
Parenting with Jewel
Jewel and Naomi discuss strategies for parenting with a disability, from birth to the teenage years.
13:48
September 24, 2021
Kitchen Hacks with Sunila and Ramya
Kitchen Hacks with Sunila and Ramya
We welcome this week’s hostess with the most-ess, Gobika! She interviews guests Sunila and Ramya to help uncover their clever cooking hacks.
08:56
September 24, 2021
Active Leisure with Neisha
Active Leisure with Neisha
Naomi discusses ways to adapt leisurely activities to vision loss and the importance of maintaining an active lifestyle with this week’s guest Neisha.
12:12
September 24, 2021
Trailer for Season 2
Trailer for Season 2
We’ve got a new name, and a whole lot coming your way in Season 2! Naomi talks about the name change, and this season’s episodes that you won’t want to miss. Come and join us
00:55
September 01, 2021
Makeup with Jewel
Makeup with Jewel
Our host Naomi interviews Jewel about makeup tips and tricks that she uses to ensure she is applying her makeup properly and to her satisfaction.
16:06
May 25, 2021
Cooking with Jewel
Cooking with Jewel
Naomi talks about strategies for cooking safely and enjoyably. She interviews Jewel about how she makes her favourite dishes.
10:17
May 25, 2021