In Remote Uganda a School for the Deaf is Formed

Patrick Otema, 15 was born profoundly deaf. In the remote area of Uganda where he lives there are no schools for deaf children, and he has never had a conversation. Raymond Okkelo, a sign language teacher, hopes to change all this and offer Patrick a way out of the fearful silence he has known his [Read More…]

Sleeping Beauty

I have this problem that when I become stressed out or depressed I get narcoleptic. All I want to do is sleep instead of doing things around the house or facing what it is that bothers me. It’s just too easy to lay down, close my eyes and drift off into another reality. This doesn’t [Read More…]

15 Facts of Being a Visually Impaired Witch

I’m visually impaired (VI) and a practicing witch. I’m sure some of you wonder what that’s like. Well, here are some facts to ponder, some you probably wouldn’t guess! [Read more…]

On Faith

Lately I’ve been praying a lot to Gaia. These are small prayers that will get me through the day, the hour and the next minute. Since mid-September I’ve been working as a customer service representative with a pharmaceutical company. I answer calls at home. We only had four days of training and each day brings [Read More…]

Labor Day

I will be celebrating Labor Day as an unemployed person with a disability. I’ve been trying to find a steady job for five years. [Read more…]

Students with Disabilities and Self-Advocacy

In the United States, August is National Back to School month. Here are a few links to help college students who have disabilities. Sorry, it doesn’t include any back to school sales or sure fire excuses for late homework. Virginia Tech Self-Advocacy Video Students with Disabilities Preparing for Postsecondary Education: Know Your Rights and Responsibilities [Read More…]

Signs – A New Restaurant in Toronto Hires Only Deaf Waiters

Ioanna Roumeliotis visits Signs, Canada’s first restaurant staffed with deaf waiters. [Read more…]