Welcome to the lighter side of Perkins Products. This part of our website is also known as "hints for real life". We cover real life and how blind people cope with the situations that occur about fifty times a day.
(Gayle Yarnall is herself blind and uses in her daily life many of the very same products sold by Perkins Products. Click on the entries below to read Gayle's thoughts.)
Every time someone finds an article about a new, possible, cure for blindness I find it in my email from at least four different people. I know that people mean well and that deep in their hearts they think I spend endless hours wishing I were sighted.
When this movie was announced, I knew I wanted to see it. I need to see every movie with Meryl Streep and I also am a long time fan of Julia Child. My first mission was to read the book.
Life without the Internet? NO WAY! I will start this entry by reminding all of you that the things that make my life so wonderful, other than my family and job, are reading, travel, gardening, and everything to do with food.
Today started out to be a normal, hectic, work day. The alarm clock went off at 5:30 I could smell the coffee waiting for me in the kitchen. The dog wanted to go out. I wanted to stay in bed. Not much was different from the day before or the week before.
I have been a grandmother for almost 17 years. I now have 4 glorious grandchildren.
Sometimes my trusty old Perkins Brailler sits proudly on my kitchen counter and sometimes it sits on my desk next to my lovely flat screen monitor.
I have always imagined that I would like to write book reviews and theater reviews. I wonder how different they would be if written by a blind person. Well, here goes my first try.
I think it is time to talk about some of the things that really can annoy blind people. If you can add to this list please let me know.
There are some statistics regarding braille and successful employment in the United States. I don't have the exact numbers but these statistics go something like this: 70 to 80 percent of the working age population who is blind is either unemployed or vastly under employed; 2 out of every 10 people who are blind read braille; 80 percent of the gainfully employed blind population uses braille.
This helpful hint has nothing whatsoever to do with blindness or being blind but has more to do with being a person who travels and leaves a little one behind wondering when I am coming home.