It has taken me a bit longer to get back to writing than I planned. After the holidays, our entire air conditioning and heating unit had to be replaced. We took advantage (if that's the right word) of the situation to do some upgrades as well, so our house should be much more comfortable and energy efficient. With the humidity here on the Gulf Coast, air conditioning is definitely important.
The Times of India has much more interesting news that I'd like to pass along. Yesterday there was a race in which all the navigators used a braille map to direct their sighted driving partners. You can read about it here.
In the Newburyport News, there is an article on the changes that Monster Worldwide, Inc. are making to their job searching website. They are adding software that will improve accessibility for people with visual impairments.
One barrier to independent travel is that most facilities are not easily accessible for people with visual impairments. At Phys.org, there is an article about the BrailleWise Aircraft Toilet, developed by people at the Hong Kong Polytechnic University.
I hope you enjoy these links and articles. It's good to know there are people working to develop better products to improve accessibility for everyone.
I'm the owner of Family First Braille, the author of this blog, and the editor of Family First Braille Magazine.