To Teach the Visually Impaired, Educators Turn to Electronic Games

(DGIwire) — Advances in gaming apps have ushered in an exciting new era for educators within the visually impaired community. Thanks to the development of a wide range of creative games—some of which mimic classic video, sports, card and game-show entertainment—educators have new resources to impart an array of critical skills to their visually impaired […]

Little Braille Bricks Could Enhance Literacy for the Blind

(DGIwire) – Many people’s childhoods were made significantly more fun by playing with interlocking plastic bricks—which formed the basis of any number of impromptu and fanciful creations. Now this ubiquitous and colorful staple of youth is finding a new and more serious purpose. As recently reported in The New York Times, the toys are being […]

The Silver Disobedience Playbook Now Available on Kindle

(DGIwire) – The Silver Disobedience Playbook: 365 Inspirations for Living and Loving Agelessly (ISBN: 978-1732966918) is now available in a Kindle e-reader format, in addition to the popular paperback version. Both books are available for purchase on Amazon. The Silver Disobedience Playbook continues to receive rave, five-star reviews. Grady Harp, Amazon Hall of Fame member […]

Mother’s Day 2019: Two Inspirational Books Moms Will Love

(DGIwire) One of the best ways to honor Mom on Mother’s Day (or anytime) is to allow her time to focus on herself. Two recently published books, The Path Made Clear: Discovering Your Life’s Direction and Purpose and The Silver Disobedience Playbook: 365 Inspirations for Living and Loving Agelessly, offer inspiration and wisdom to all […]

In the Silver Disobedience Playbook, the Secret Ingredient is Love

Essays by @SilverDisobedience Provide Endless Inspiration for Living and Loving Agelessly (DGIwire)  NEW YORK— Many factors, including advances in technology and healthcare, have changed notions and realities of aging. People are living longer, delaying parenthood, entering second marriages and, in many ways, pushing their own personal “restart” buttons. Still, while all this is happening, many […]

3 ‘Hot’ Romance Novels to Keep Readers Cool When It’s Sweltering

(DGIwire) – Let’s face it: the summer months can be brutally hot…and those days will be here soon. But there’s another kind of “heat” in the summer that’s not so bad—the kind readers feel when dipping into their favorite romance novels. For all those who are already planning to get some reading done this summer, […]

Teen Girl Converses With Canines in New Young Adult Novel

(DGIwire) – Every dog owner feels they have a special bond with their pet. Some even swear they can interpret every bark, growl or whimper. Very few people, however, would claim to be able to translate the canine language into complete English sentences. What would life be like if a conversation could be carried on […]

‘FINDING JULIA’ MOVIE THRILLER BRINGS VIETNAMESE STAR TO U.S. AUDIENCES

(DGIwire)  On Friday, April 19 a simultaneous release of the feature film “Finding Julia” opened in more than 25 cities around the country.  The psychological thriller is the story of Julia Chamonix, a beautiful young Eurasian aspiring actress in New York City WHO IS caught in a desperate clash between two cultures and her own […]

Bessie’s Story: Watching the Lights Go Out

(DGIwire)   BESSIE’S STORY – Watching the Lights Go Out by Thomas W. Farmen is an inspiring and gratifying book about a charming, brave, chocolate Lab named Bessie who gradually loses her eyesight.  The author thoughtfully leads the reader from the unexpected diagnosis of terminal blindness for his beloved four-year-old pet through the two-and-a-half year transition to […]

Video Game Accessibility for the Blind Gets Better

(DGIwire) – By definition, video games are an intensely visual medium—and the quality of the visuals can make or break a game’s quality. For visually impaired players, a lack of access to what’s happening on the screen has been a longstanding challenge. But it’s one that is rapidly changing with the advent of new technology, […]

Eye-Opening New Technology Benefits the Visually Impaired

(DGIwire) – This is a time of technological wonders—and many of the advances now being made are designed to enhance the lives of the visually impaired. As a recent article on Raconteur.net notes, tech is increasingly helping those with no or low vision to live as sighted people do. For example, smart glasses are utilizing […]

How A Bold Move Leads New Yorker to ‘Find Grace’

(DGIwire) Once in a while a book comes along that compellingly decodes the cost of learning what matters in life. Alison Rand’s new memoir, A Place Called Grace, is such a book. Friends and family told the author that her plan–moving to another country alone–was crazy.  She was, however, undeterred.  As she explains, “It was 1995 and I recently […]

Less Time, More Money: How to Grow Fast Casual Eateries

(DGIwire) – When RestaurantDive.com recently forecast the hottest restaurant trends for 2019, one of the standouts was a surge in fast casual dining. Even though analysts predict flat growth for the overall restaurant space this year, they have also observed an uptick in the fast casual category. As the publication noted, fast casual is taking […]

Blindfold Games: A World of Mobile Fun for the Visually Impaired

(DGIwire) — Many who are visually impaired consider their mobile devices to be valuable tools for day-to-day living, but do not expect these devices to provide entertainment. This changed in 2014—when mentor-speaker, angel fund investor and award-winning innovator Marty Schultz started Blindfold Games, an app development company that builds accessible games for the visually impaired […]

New York Singer is ‘Lost in a Dream’ After Winning $20,000 Prize

(DGIwire) Jen Fellman was like many others in Manhattan: waitressing or bar-tending to keep a roof over her head and food in the fridge while she auditions and hopes for her big break as a singer, actress and writer. Then two great things happened:  She reached her goal on GoFundMe, raising $26,500 to pay for […]

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