A message from Gayle Yarnall, Director, Perkins Products:
Welcome to the lighter side of Perkins Products. This part of our website is also known as "hints for real life". We will cover real life and how blind people cope with the situations that occur about fifty times a day. I do not claim that all the ideas you find here will be mine. I will take them from any place I find them. Be careful what you say to me because it may show up here. Some of these were submitted by other blind people. If you read this you will know who you are. Thanks for your help.
(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 latest thoughts.)
Here we are again at the beginning of another New Year. They seem to go faster and faster.
I usually don’t write about technology on this blog. I feel like there are plenty of people who know a lot more than I do about technology, who are more than willing to share there knowledge. However, I am about to make an exception.
About a year and a half ago, Svetlana and Harris Sussman walked into my office, with a dream of starting a foundation in the name of Svetlana’s father to help blind people in St. Petersburg Russia. Moisey Naumovich Adamov passed away in February of 2005.
There is life after Freedom Scientific and we intend to live it fully.
I have been reminded that it has been a year since I have written a letter from the president. I can’t believe how fast the time goes.
The other day I came home from work and as usual the first thing I did was let our dog out into the back yard. The sun was setting and since we have the most beautiful sunsets in the world, I walked out on the porch just to better enjoy one of the things I can see.
This might be the last South Africa story although there still might be one more. By the way, if you are going to South Africa and you want to ask me questions about my trip feel free to email me.
Maybe I should really be writing travel books. I can’t read enough of them. Maybe if money were no object and I had all the time in the world, I would read and travel and then read some more.
You might be wondering why I am not writing about adaptive technology, after all, that is what my company does.
When I was a child and I could not find anyone to play with I would whine at my mother and she would say that I had plenty of people to play with, I had me, myself and I. This made me want to scream and sometimes I did. Then I got to spend time in my room and how I disliked that.