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The Checkered Eye Project

People wearing this symbol have partial blindness aka low vision.

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Just Newsy

I had another post almost ready for this month's entry but some really cool stuff happened just recently that I think will upstage that...On Facebook I discovered a group about awareness for Stargardt's Disease (S.D.).  This is the condition that caused my visual deficit.  Cool.  I thought I'd join up and see what folks were talking about.One of the posts was a list of bloggers who have S.D.  This caught my interest so I… View More

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A post by Sam Thaw

 The above photo depicts 18 yesar old Sam Thaw helping his mother Libby by reading receipts while she completes documnents for the Checkered Eye Project tax return.  This blog post was written by Sam. To have a parent with low vision comes with advantages and disadvantages. The latter consist of things that could be… View More

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Parenting/Celebs

When I talk about raising kids as a person with low vision and what concerns or strategies I had, there are a few things that jump to mind.  One was the importance of reading and that I wouldn't be able to model that.  I'm so relieved that my kids turned out to be readers.  I was not a good example of someone who enjoyed reading or who sought information in books so I worried that they wouldn't pick it up. Fortunately Ray is an avid reader… View More

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Travel/Spam

On a recent stay in Toronto, I was unattended by my usual sighted guide and favorite human, my hubby Ray.  I used my ID cane quite a lot as it’s the best thing for traffic safety, and I was walking around very busy parts of the city.  I also kept it in hand when I entered malls, stores, and other buildings.  I found that when I had the cane out, I didn’t need to explain, or should I say convince people that I can’t see… View More

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Various versions/Stage door

A while before Christmas, I heard from a fellow in Victoria, BC. He had noticed that there are several pins now available that are intended to communicate low vision. He was collecting samples of them to send to CNIB and ask if they plan to get behind one and help with public awareness. I sent him some checkered eyes of course.He wrote to the CEO John Rafferty, and proposed a plan, one that would cost CNIB nothing, to explore wearable… View More

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My first blog entry ever!

I’ve been thinking about how to enter the blogosphere.  Rather than fuss too much I’ll just get going.December is always a weird month for the CEP.  Everyone is so preoccupied with preparing for the holidays; I don’t do much more than process any orders that come in.  So while December’s CEP business wasn’t at all noteworthy, there was of course some social activity.One of the things I struggle with as a person with… View More

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