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.)
For those of you who don’t know me, I am totally blind. I had very limited vision as a child and lost that vision about ten years ago. I could never see well enough to really be a print reader or make eye contact with someone. I can still see sunsets, Christmas lights and sometimes the sparkle from my ring. Someone once told me I had sparkle vision.
I have always had a special love for elephants, there is something about their amazing combination of gentle, calm, determination. Not to mention their size and strength.
Two years ago at a National Braille Press fund raiser, my husband and I bought a safari for two in South Africa. This was a life time dream for me and I will share some of our experiences in this blog. This first story will describe how even the smallest creature can create an adventure.
If anyone has actually been reading this blog, you may have wondered what happened to me. I think a blog is supposed to be some kind of on-going log and you might have thought I was falling down on the job.
I am totally convinced that the absolute worst time to be blind is when you need to use a public restroom and you are traveling alone or with a man who can only bring you as far as the door and possibly only the first of many doors. Trust me, bathrooms around the world are full of many surprises. I hardly know where to start.