Empish’s Blog

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The purpose of the Empish’s 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.

Can You be Safe Without Sight? Yes, and Here’s How I Protect Myself

Do you know One of the most  common misperceptions about blind people? It is we are more vulnerable  to attack than sighted people. This is a dangerous myth. First it implies we are an easy target. Second, it creates a false notion that if we were attacked we couldn’t  protect ourselves Class and Audiobook on … Continue reading Can You be Safe Without Sight? Yes, and Here’s How I Protect Myself

Dressing in the Dark? Here’s My 5 Tips to Organize Fashion Accessories for the Blind

Reading a recent article  about New York Fashion Week in the Daily Beast, got me thinking. The article  noted the increase in disabled models and designers. It stressed the importance of diversity and accessibility. How representation  matters in the fashion industry. Although, the event just ended on Sept. 14, it  reminded me of my early … Continue reading Dressing in the Dark? Here’s My 5 Tips to Organize Fashion Accessories for the Blind

Blindness and My Hair: Why I use a Professional Stylist  to Help Me Look Fabulous

After I lost my vision I knew I had to seek a professional stylist. It had nothing to do with my self-esteem  or confidence. Rather  it was about being practical. No more were the days of coloring my own hair or using at  home hair relaxing kits. I didn’t have enough vision to do the … Continue reading Blindness and My Hair: Why I use a Professional Stylist  to Help Me Look Fabulous

I’m Still Not Back in the Movie Theater and Here’s Why

National Cinema Day Two years ago, I wrote a post about my reluctance  to watch movies at my local movie theater, AMC. Although, they had put COVID protocols  in place I was still not comfortable. The pandemic  was still raging and our numbers here in Georgia were still high. Well, that was some time ago  … Continue reading I’m Still Not Back in the Movie Theater and Here’s Why

Performances and the Pandemic: How I Attended Live Theatre Safely

Enjoy Live Theatre I have attended live theatre performances for many years. It is exciting and thrilling to see  people on stage right in front of me. The acting, singing and dancing  are a true joy  to observe. I especially enjoy live community theatre. The close and intimate space  provides an amazing chance to engage … Continue reading Performances and the Pandemic: How I Attended Live Theatre Safely

Improving Telemedicine for People with Disabilities

Editor’s Note: This is a post by Gracie Stephens a freelance writer and editor. She enjoys writing a variety of topics but is particularly keen on education and medical news. When she is not writing her next piece, she spends her time reading and spending time with her three children and husband. Telemedicine Increasing Among … Continue reading Improving Telemedicine for People with Disabilities

Exhausted with Inaccessible Job Searching? Use AIRA  for a Rejuvenating Experience

Problems Applying for Jobs Online Still Exist About a year ago I talked about my challenges applying for jobs online. In a post  for  Inclusively I  gave details on the struggles with inaccessible websites  and online job portals.  Unfortunately, a year later the problems still exist. As a freelance writer and blogger, I am regularly … Continue reading Exhausted with Inaccessible Job Searching? Use AIRA  for a Rejuvenating Experience

Confused About Disability? Read This Demystifying Guide  and Become a True Ally

Reading with My Ears Book Review I have read a lot of books about disability. Some were fiction while others  nonfiction. Some  were biographical, technical, historical  or medical in their approach. Others more laid back and conversational in tone. But the book, “Demystifying Disability: What to Know, What to Say, and How to Be an … Continue reading Confused About Disability? Read This Demystifying Guide  and Become a True Ally

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