About Us

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.

Monday, September 30, 2013

Under The Watchful Eye

The true test to one’s character is not only measured by how he/she acts in front of others, but also the type of behavior that is exhibited when they think no one is watching. A person’s moral compass helps them distinguish from right and wrong, but is that compass thrown out the window if he/she thinks there will not be any negative consequences for their actions? Here’s a scenario for you to ponder… Let’s say one beautiful day you are standing in line at an ice cream store waiting to be served, when you notice a customer has unknowingly dropped some money. No one that you know of sees the money but you. So, what do you do? Do you tell the person or pocket the money? Well, a woman at a Dairy Queen in Minnesota found herself in a similar situation when a blind customer dropped $20. Instead of returning the money to the customer, she decided to take the cash and keep it. Little did she know the store manager, Joey Prusak, had her under a watchful eye, thus seeing everything that just transpired. Prusak confronted the woman and told her to give the money back, but she refused. Therefore, as a result of her actions, Prusak refused to serve the woman, then took $20 of his own money and gave it back to the blind customer. Prusak didn’t know that he was under a watchful eye as well; his co-workers and the customers commended him for his actions. It is true, no good deed goes unnoticed. Prusak has received monetary rewards and national recognition for his positive actions. Props to Mr. Joey Prusak for standing up for what’s right!


  1. Hello Toni and Robin,
    An acquaintance referred me to your blog by the name of Lynn M. Like myself, she is a writer by vocation/avocation.
    Unlike me, she is sighted and I am totally blind, but like you, enjoy blogging.
    I have had some problems using blogspot as of late, finding where to post my content once I have typed the title of a given post.
    I am using Jaws and sometimes NVDA, but not sure what to listen for, once I have typed in my post title.
    I use the up and down arrow keys once in the posting option.
    Sometimes, the post will go right under the title.
    Other times it will be separate from the title.
    My clue has been, post as HTML.

    My blog title is
    grafted in and on the journey
    blogspot.com, typed as one multiple word.
    If you have any recommendations, they would truly be appreciated.
    I live in lower Michigan, married, 2 adult children, work part-time as a medical transcriptionist, blind from 3-months-old, prematurity.
    I will also post this issue to the AFB tech board to which I belong.
    Nice to make both your acquaintance, and any help is truly appreciated!

  2. Hello David!
    Glad that you found us, and thank you for sharing your blog with us. As a Window Eyes user, I completely understand the challenges of using a screen reader with blogger. Actually, I run into the same issues that you talk about. The html label is what I use as a signifier on where to enter my text as well. Blogger is an accessible blog site, but there is still a lot of room for improvement. They changed their interface, and there are some things that I am still trying to figure out. If you haven’t already, you might want to contact Google, the ones behind blogger. http://www.google.com/accessibility/ Sorry that I could not be of any direct help, but feel free to contact us anytime.