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

24 Oct
2011
When Assumptions Go Awry — What You Should Do

By Randy Pierce Typically people with good intent and motivation are a fantastic form of support and pathway to positive accomplishment

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17 Oct
2011
Loving and Leaving My White Cane Behind

By Randy Pierce In September 1990, I snapped the cane over my knee and threw it into the trash, walking away in a maelstrom of emotional

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26 Sep
2011
Who needs Braille? Both the Harsh and Amusing Reality

In this high-technology era of audio options and scanning power, some might ask: shouldn’t we move away from such an archaic system as

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25 Jul
2011
Low Vision or No Vision – Tools of the Trade

by Randy Pierce Vision loss is a challenging experience, regardless of the extent of the loss All the levels of loss are a disrupting

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20 Jun
2011
Dear Abby, a Penny for Your Thoughts

by Randy Pierce Certainly, my first and most significant challenge initially was coming to terms with my blindness and the impact I would

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25 Apr
2011
Touch Screens: Accessible, Usable, Astounding

by Randy Pierce “No offense, Randy, but how in the world are you going to use a touch screen given your total blindness” I've heard

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07 Mar
2011
Dog Gone Service Animals

by Randy Pierce Dogs and cats, monkeys and rats, snakes and spiders, and many more were flocking to public places like a legendary ark

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21 Feb
2011
School Days Growing on Us

When we visit with students, we engage them in our presentation with many interactive questions that guide the flow of the discussion At

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07 Feb
2011
Finding Ability Awareness

by Randy Pierce Where did I find the term "Ability Awareness" A remarkable young man named Tyler, who is our inspirational feature this

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24 Jan
2011
Wrestling with Reasonable – The ADA and Its Powerful Impact

by Randy Pierce Without the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), I would not be allowed the benefits of Quinn in most public places

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17 Jan
2011
Clever Student Catches Us!

by Randy Pierce While we provide presentations to students in grades 1 through 12, we frequently adjust the material to emphasize

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10 Sep
2010
Quintessential Reasons for 9/11

by The Mighty Quinn Everyone has his or her own methods and reasons to appreciate 9/11 - including this Mighty Guide Dog! I wasn't even

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26 Jul
2010
Happy 20th Anniversary to the Americans with Disabilities Act!

by Randy Pierce While there are still many challenges to face with regard to accessibility awareness and education, the world I reside in

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