This blog is about how the world is viewed by the visual and the visually impaired. The intent of this blog is to bring the two worlds together. It is administered by two fabulous sisters, Toni, who is sighted and Robin, who became visually impaired in 2002 at the age of 18 due to misdiagnosis.
Tuesday, April 9, 2013
It's Been A Long Time....
It's been a long time, I shouldn't have left you without a blog to listen to! LOL listening to Eric B & Rakim "I Know You Got Soul" on my iPod and it just flowed! It's been sooooo long since I've posted a blog, but Robin has been holding it down. We've been super busy this year, let me telling you running a non-profit and working a full-time job is A LOT of work...but definitely worth it. We were able to do 2 presentations with the Colorado Department of Labor, set up educational booths and run a few fundraisers. We're hoping to get out to more employers and educate them on blindness and help them understand that someone who is blind can do a job just as well as someone who is sighted, there just needs to be adaptive equipment. It amazes me and is very sad that in this day and age it is still extremely difficult for one with a disability to find employment. It can be frustrating at times because we see so many holes in the system as far as inclusion and leveling the playing field for those with disabilities and there is so much that we want to do, but it is challenging. I'm an optimist, and I wanted to do it all; transportation, counseling, grants for research, grants for assistive technology, education and home care; getting everything registered with the State and getting funding took a lot of work and resources. We decided to take a step back and and focus on just a couple of areas, education and grants within the State of Colorado. Through our journey we have learned so many lessons and met so many amazing people. It is the wonderful people that we've met who keep us going. Through them we see that we are going in the right direction and are making a positive impact. Thank you to all of the wonderful people that we've met through social media and all other supporters, your support keeps us pushing forward!
Posted by Toni at 4/09/2013