How often have you, or someone you know, tripped over something in the dark?
The smallest thing, like the edge of a rug, can send you tumbling. Here are some crucial suggestions for staying safer at home at night: Read the rest of this entry »
After his stroke in 1961, doctors wondered if Joseph Kennedy would ever walk again.
To play to his determination, his daughter-in-law, Jacqueline, bought him a beautiful walking stick — and engraved it with “To Grandpa, with love, Jackie.” When, six months later, he took his first steps, he did so using Jackie’s gift for support.”
From What would Jackie Do — An inspired guide to the distinctive living of Jacqueline Bouvier Kennedy Onassis. Click to buy the book.
Hybrid cars are quiet - too quiet for blind people trying to cross a street. Michael Osborn, a blind marketing consultant from Laguna Beach, Calif., and his guide dog, Hastings, were in the middle of an intersection when Hastings stopped short.
Osborn took the cue and halted just in time to feel the breeze from a car passing right in front of them, reports the Wall Street Journal. “Half an inch and it would have hit us. It wasn’t making any noise,” says Osborn, 50, who has been blind for 12 years.
Witnesses say the car was a Toyota Prius, a hybrid vehicle. Read the rest of this entry »