The purpose of the Triple E Blog is to Educate, Empower and Enlighten you with news, stories and info about the blind and visually impaired community using my life as a focal point.
The Fourth of July is coming up this weekend. It is typically known as a time of fun, remembrance and celebration for many Americans. Friends and family gather together to enjoy early morning parades, backyard barbecues, and nighttime fireworks. But with the onset of Covid-19 what will this year’s July 4th observation really look like? … Continue reading Fireworks and Eye Safety During Covid-19 →
Today is Helen Keller’s birthday. She was an icon in the blind, visually impaired and deafblind community. She was an American author, political activist, and lecturer. She was the first deafblind person to earn a Bachelor of Arts degree. The story of how Keller’s teacher, Anne Sullivan, broke through the isolation imposed by a near … Continue reading My Favorite Quotes from Helen Keller →
Today is Juneteenth; the day slaves were freed in Texas. Although I live in Georgia, I am very familiar with this holiday because I am a native of the Lone Star State. I grew up hearing the story of how slaves were notified they were free two years after the fact. Each year there would … Continue reading Recognizing Juneteenth and Curious About Disabled Slaves →
As you may well know there were multiple problems with Georgia’s primary on Tuesday, June 9th. So much so that it gathered not only local attention but national as well. There were problems not only with voting in person but the mail in process. People are still talking about it as we all try to … Continue reading Multiple Problems I Had Voting in Georgia’s Primary →
I never realized the magnitude of robocalls I got until I started working from home a couple of years ago. I would be sitting in my home office and the landline phone would ring constantly during the day announcing area codes I had never heard of. Even late in the evening and early on weekend … Continue reading Thank the Coronavirus Virus for a Drop in Robocalls →
In the last few months many people have had to transition from working in an office to working from home because of the pandemic. Folks have had to make major adjustments to home and work life. They Have had to share space with family, increase WIFI bandwidth, find ways to stay active and deal with … Continue reading Working from Home Has Been My New Normal →
On Monday, May 18th, while dawning a facemask and gloves, I safely and cautiously return to the hair salon. It had been since mid-February and like most people in America my hair was long overdue for some professional TLC. During all this time I have been sheltering in place and only going out for essential … Continue reading I’m Now Feeling Safe to Get Hair Styled After Georgia’s Reopening →
Today is Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD). According to their website, every person that accesses the Internet deserves a first-rate digital experience. Someone with a disability must be able to experience web-based services, content and other digital products with the same successful outcome as those without disabilities. This awareness and commitment to inclusion is the … Continue reading GAAD and My Daily Access to the Internet →
Editor’s Note: the picture used for this post is from a voting machine demo not an actual election. This year the process to vote changed in Georgia. For years I have voted independently by physically going into my local precinct and casting my ballot. I accomplished this by using the accessible voting machine. While sitting … Continue reading Voting with the New Paper Ballot Machine Inaccessible →
This blog post is one I never thought I would write but feel compelled to share. I have recently dealt with two deaths. One a friend and one a relative. One I was close to and one I barely knew. One lived near me while the other lived in another state. One was disabled while … Continue reading How Do You Grieve During a Pandemic →
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