Items tagged "Lynn"

Two Art Shows for Visitors with Visual Disabilities

Somatosensory 2018 has opened at Carnegie Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped.  Organized in conjunction with the Pittsburgh Society of Sculptors, this tactile art show features 14 works by local artists in various media and visitors are encouraged to explore each piece through touch.  In addition, each artist has recorded a statement about their […]

Fear Is Riveting

So much has been written and discussed about Bob Woodward’s latest book Fear: Trump in the White House (DB 91876).  The title appears to have been drawn from the book’s opening 2016 quote from then Presidential candidate Donald Trump in an interview with Bob Woodward and Robert Costa:  “Real power is—I don’t even want to […]

Narrating Turtle Diary

The recording program of the Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) has produced more than 200 audiobooks in the past ten years.  One of the most unusual of these was Russell Hoban’s 1975 novel Turtle Diary (DBC 08138).  The book’s structure — each chapter is a diary entry alternating between the two main […]

Traveling When Blind

Traveling can be refreshing and rewarding.  There can also be pitfalls. Traveling when blind can present complications, but they do not have to be overwhelming!  There is more than one school of thought on what is the best approach for a traveler who is blind; specifically, whether to utilize a good deal of the help […]

The Issue of Disabling Pain

Recognizing another individual’s disability may not always be straightforward, and understanding the experience of a disability can certainly be elusive.  This is especially true of “invisible” disabilities that involve chronic, sometimes debilitating pain.  In her book of essays Pain Woman Takes Your Keys and Other Essays from a Nervous System, author Sonja Huber addresses, in […]