A wide shot of the Andes Mountains with a snow covered Mt. Ausangate in the center. The 2020 team of eleven are hiking in the foreground on a beautiful day.

Tag: disabilities

29 Oct
2013
The Scary Realities of Vision Loss

We originally posted this last year around Halloween, and we think it's still relevant for this year as well Happy Halloween! The Scary

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10 Aug
2013
What is Ability Awareness?

By Randy Pierce I am absolutely not intimidated by the term “disability” I have a disability--several actually--though the primary

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13 Jul
2013
“Tip Tuesday”: Improve your interactions with the visually impaired

By Randy Pierce The New Hampshire Association for the Blind provides a useful feature called “Tip Tuesday” on their Facebook page

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08 Jun
2013
Putting Randy in His Place? Blind Four-Year-Old Runs Spartan Race

By Randy Pierce I’ve accomplished some lofty goals and expect to keep reaching high I don’t have words to express how overwhelmingly

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27 Apr
2013
“TapTapSee” – A Technology/Morality Quandary

By Randy Pierce Using Voice Over on my Apple (IOS) device has been one of the many liberating solutions to many blind challenges Recently

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02 Mar
2013
Which Is It? Blind or Visually Impaired?

By Randy Pierce “Don’t call yourself blind” was expressed to me in a somewhat irritable fashion once after a presentation in which I

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23 Feb
2013
Skiing Without Seeing?!?

By Randy Pierce “When the sun sets the stars come out” – unknown Why does a totally blind person find himself on a massive

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17 Feb
2013
A Blind Sled Dog? A Story of Cooperation and Success

By Randy Pierce Quinn and Randy are not the only blind team hitting the trails in New Hampshire Gonzo, a blind Alaskan husky, is running

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26 Jan
2013
Sometimes you have to say no! But…

By Randy Pierce Recently I was invited to join Team Vision as a non-qualified blind runner of the Boston Marathon in April of this year

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19 Jan
2013
“I’d rather be dead than blind…”

By Randy Pierce “Although the world is full of suffering, it is full also of the overcoming of it” Helen Keller While the much more

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06 Jan
2013
Apple for the Teacher

By Randy Pierce A few years back, I entered the cell phone world with considerable expense and difficulty as the accessibility of cell

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27 Oct
2012
The Scary Realities of Vision Loss

By Randy Pierce Imagine reaching for the light switch in total darkness on an eerie Halloween evening You flip the switch and nothing

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08 Sep
2012
Discrimination Still Exists–And Still Hurts

By Randy Pierce Most of us at one time or another have probably been excluded from a conversation, activity, or opportunity It invariably

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28 Jul
2012
Inspirational UpReach — Horses Helping to Bring Hope

By Randy Pierce What does it take to give that spark of hope--better still, to ignite a passionate fire of inspiration The simple truth is

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23 Jun
2012
DVS: Closed Captioned for the Blind?

By Randy Pierce Watching television or a movie is often a frustrating experience when you can’t see what’s on the screen There is a

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07 May
2012
Forced into Blindness and Fighting Back!

By Randy Pierce There’s an old saying that out of sight is out of mind The following example is quite the opposite: three organizations

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16 Apr
2012
Does Sight Make Blindness Easier?

By Randy Pierce A student recently asked me if having had sight makes it easier for me to be blind While I obviously do not know what it

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28 Nov
2011
Running into obstacles

By Randy Pierce As part of our training to hike mountains for 2020 Vision Quest, Quinn and I added a regiment of running Guide schools do

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21 Nov
2011
Taking the Hits As They Come – Blind Football?!

Tonight I’ll be attending the NFL Monday Night Football game between the New England Patriots and Kansas City Chiefs As usual, I have no

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31 Oct
2011
“Haunted House” – Living in Fear

By Randy Pierce The house is deep into darkness as the stirrings and creaks start to multiply, allowing the imagination to flare with

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