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Earlier this month, we published a post I wrote about flying to the Seeing Eye School in New Jersey …
Earlier this month, we published a post I wrote about flying to the Seeing Eye School in New Jersey to spend three weeks training with a new Seeing Eye dog. I’m very happy to report I made it safely to Newark International Airport, caught my ride from there to Morristown and have already been matched with a sweet one-and-a-half-year-old female Black Labrador Retriever. Well then, you ask, how’s life at the Seeing Eye? Here’s an account of how a typical morning goes here — this all happened last Friday:
5:30 a.m. Music comes through intercoms to wake us up. The day before we were matched with our dogs it was Fleetwood Mac’s “Don’t Stop Thinking About Tomorrow.” This morning it was The Cure’s “Friday I’m in Love.” Every day, a different song to wake us up.
5:35 Dress up warm, then out to the courtyard for “park time.” Twenty blind people circle their dogs around them, all urging our dog to empty. Trainers are with us and call out to let us know when we’ve had success: “#1 for Dilbert!” and Dilbert’s owner whoops it up to encourage him to always go on command. “Harry has a #2!” And his owner squeals with delight. Today was a red letter day, my dog did her #1 AND #2 fairly quickly: once they do both you can have them lead you back into the building (and warmth!) using the “inside!” command.
5:45 Enter room, command your dog to “Go to your place.” Her “place” is her crate, and you leave your dog in her crate while you dish out one-and-a-half cups dry dog food from the tightly-closed bin on the floor near our dorm room door.
Zip open crate, say and repeat the word “rest” as you place the dish in front of her. Keep saying “rest” until you stand up, clap your hands and happily call out, “Take it!” Your dog must stay in the crate by the bedpost until you say those magic words. If they go after the food before those magic words, you pick up the food and go through the entire routine again–she can’t have her food until she stays in her place.
5:50 Your dog inhales her food, then you “heel” her to the bathroom (heel as in walk with leash, but no harness), measure out two cups of water, she drinks what she wants, and you empty
The dogs work hard even before they meet their human companions. Here, a trainer teaches a dog how to lead around common obstacles.
out any water she didn’t drink. She only gets water when you give it to her, part of the “bonding.” She better follow my commands and keep me safe so that she can have water!
5:57 Clean out empty bowls with a little squeegee thing they gave us to do so, put bowls back on their shelf (above toilet) in bathroom.
6:05 a.m.: I don’t know what others do, but I make myself a cup of instant coffee using this groovy collapsible “hot pot” my husband bought me for my birthday last month.
6:15 Check email.
6:45 Call “6368” on desk phone to hear what the menu for today is, check blood sugar and take appropriate insulin to cover breakfast.
6:55 Announcement over intercom “first floor ladies, head down to the dining room” or “men from upstairs, start heading to breakfast.” We all parade down to the dining room, our dogs leading the way.
7:00 Each student has an assigned seat in the dining room, we give dogs a series of commands to go “left” “forward” or “right” to get to our seat and praise them when they achieve their goal.
7:15 Breakfast. The dining room is lovely, white tablecloths and all. Waiters and waitresses come to get our orders so the dogs will know how to act in a restaurant.
8:00 Off in vans to training center in downtown Morristown.
8:15 Today we are practicing our “solo” route. We’ve been practicing a route around Morristown for the past couple days. The route includes T-intersections, four-way stoplights, a two-way stop sign, talking walk signals, left turns, two right turns. Our “solo trip” is Sunday, and during the solo the trainer is still behind us, but quite a distance.
Uh-oh. Announcement over intercom just sounded: time to head to the vans to downtown Morristown. It’s not even 8:00 a.m. yet!
What? You didn’t see the Ohio School for the Blind (OSSB) Marching band leading the Outback Bowl Par…
What? You didn’t see the Ohio School for the Blind (OSSB) Marching band leading the Outback Bowl Parade on New Year’s Eve? I didn’t, either.
I have an excuse,though: I can’t see!
I can tell you this, though: the world’s only blind marching band sure sounded fabulous, and if you missed it, don’t fret:you can see – and hear – highlights here.
Comprised of 7th through 12th graders from across the state of Ohio, the OSSB marching band not only marched in the parade but also performed with other high school bands during the halftime show on New Year’s Day.
Community volunteers act as marching assistants to guide the musicians while on and off the field. “They know their steps already,” a marching assistant named Sandy Wilson explained in a Bay News story about the OSSB marching band. “We just sort of help them make sure they stay in line.”
Music is an essential part of the education at OSSB. Since most of our students have little to no vision, music takes on added significance as the most approachable art form in which they can participate.
All students at OSSB take music classes, and students learn to play by ear and read music Braille as well. Guests from the Artist in Residence program present lessons that expose the students to music of other countries, allowing educators to promote cultural diversity and tolerance. The emphasis of music at that school is obvious from their scheduling:
Private lessons occur once a week
Multiple students with disabilities have music three times a week
Jr. High Students have music five times a week
High School Choir meets five times a week
High School Marching Band meets five times a week, holds a marching practice once a week during football season, and Participants must also attend a week long band camp during the summer
The blind marching band plays at area football games, performs as a pep band at the Ohio School for the Deaf basketball games, and travels to events in and outside of Ohio –they marched in the Rose Bowl parade a few years before appearing at this year’s Outback Bowl. A 14-year-old drummer in the band did a beautiful job expressing the importance of performances like these in that Bay News story: “Some people think that even though we’re blind that we’re not capable of performing,” she said. “I want them to be happy and amazed after our performance, I want them to think like, ‘wow, they really are the only blind band in the world and they can play music and they can do everything just like any other band.'”
Back in high school I was in the marching band.
I was in my high school marching band back when I was a teenager. I was a pretty gawky teen, never had a boyfriend, never went to prom. But I had a ball in the band, especially on bus rides to and from performances at other schools and in other states. Many of my closest friends today are kids I met in marching band, and I trust the same will be true for these kids from Ohio. March on!
Here’s a New Year’s resolution that’s a cinch to follow: vow to start using html c…
Here’s a New Year’s resolution that’s a cinch to follow: vow to start using html code to identify images and graphics for users like me, who are unable to see them. Your reward? You’ll likely increase your SEO (Search Engine Optimization) scores as well.
Let me try to explain. Many of us who are visually-impaired or blind use screen readers on our computers and smartphones. When we visit a website, as long as you’ve used alt text, our screen readers will read the alt text out loud so we know what images you’ve used. Sites that don’t use alt text correctly (or don’t use it at all) risk leaving us, quite literally, in the dark.
Turns out we’re not the only ones who can’t see images on your website: search engines can’t “see” them, either. Adding alt text and, when possible, describing images in a way that includes a keyword you’re targeting, is a great SEO tactic.
I like to think of this alt text tactic as an example of accessible technology is like accessible design. Like to skateboard? Use luggage with wheels? When you take walks, are your kids in strollers? If so, you have the Americans with Disabilities Act to thank for requiring curb cuts.
The Americans with Disabilities Act also brings you closed captioning, which means bars, restaurants, health clubs and airport lobbies don’t have to crank the volume for people who want to keep up with news events, sports and weather.
So now, with this alt text idea, I can say accessible technology is for everyone trying to increase SEO scores. Who knew? Not me! But just like curb cuts and closed captioning, alt text provides unintentional benefits to people whether they have disabilities or not. I. Love. It.
A little research on all this led me to the Perkins School for the Blind’s Technology blog. I’ll say goodbye here with a recommendation that you read a post there to learn best practices when writing alt text. Then watch your SEO scores zoom upward as search engines – and people who are blind – can read them.
This Monday I take off for Morristown, New Jersey to spend three weeks training with a new Seeing Ey…
This Monday I take off for Morristown, New Jersey to spend three weeks training with a new Seeing Eye dog. A post we published here last month explained where my retired dog Whitney is living now, and today’s short post will clue you in on some of the details involved in getting 24 people who have visual impairments arrive at Newark International Airport on the same day from all over North America.
A few of the 24 of us will be training with their first ever Seeing Eye dog, but a majority will be like me: people who retired a guide dog recently and are returning to train with a new dog.
Translation: we are not very skilled with our white canes! To help you understand a bit about how this all works, I give you a bit of the official itinerary sent to me by the Seeing Eye.
Here is your confirmation for your flight on JANUARY 06, 2020. Please make sure that you arrive at the airport with your Government issued photo ID and go directly to the ticket counter for your boarding pass. We recommend you checking with the airline for the current baggage fee policy. You will be responsible for any baggage fee so packing lightly will be to your advantage.
Upon your arrival at Newark Airport you will be escorted by an airline representative to your baggage claim area, where a Seeing Eye Instructor will meet you and drive you to campus. Airline representatives who provide assistance often have wheelchairs with them, but remember you do not have to ride in a wheelchair unless you want to.
We ask that you turn on your cell phone and use the facilities prior to getting to the baggage carousel. There usually is some waiting time while collecting everyone.
Lori will be sending you a Seeing Eye luggage tag via USPS. Please attach that to your checked bag so it will be easily identifiable by the instructor that meets you.
Returning. That’s the one word that describes my holidays this year. In a matter of days, I’ll be re…
That’s the one word that describes my holidays this year. In a matter of days, I’ll be returning my Seeing Eye dog Whitney to the fabulous family who volunteered to raise her as a puppy. In January I’ll be returning to the Seeing Eye School in Morristown, New Jersey to train with a new dog. And in-between, my husband Mike and I will be returning to New Orleans, one of my favorite vacation destinations.
New Orleans is the only American city I know of where sight takes a back seat to the other senses. So I’ll be listening to live jazz in the streets, feeling damp, dense, warm air on my skin, and following my nose to green peppers and onions sautéing in butter. Oh! The food. Can you say crawfish etouffee? Jambalaya? Gumbo? Muffuletta?
And who knows? After Christmas, I may be returning gifts, too!
But why, you might ask, is my Seeing Eye dog going back to her puppy raisers? Good question. Whitney is healthy. She still enjoys visiting elementary schools with me, and still knows her lefts from her rights. But she’s ten years old now. Walks wear her out. Traveling outside our familiar neighborhood unnerves her. She loses focus.
Whitney has worked long and hard for me, and I don’t like forcing her to do something that makes her so uncomfortable. I love her. And if anyone deserves a happy carefree retirement, it’s Whitney the sensational Seeing Eye dog.
Plan A was for my great-niece in Minneapolis to adopt Whitney. Shelley already has an older dog named Wilson, but she is very fond of Whitney, too. That bond grew stronger when Shelley’s mother (my sister’s daughter, Lynne) died after a long illness. Whitney guided me through the airports to Minneapolis to be with Shelley and her sister Jamie during Lynne’s final days. At the hospital, Whitney was a comfort to all, even placing her head on the mattress so Lynne could reach her soft ears and get an occasional lick.
Since we spent our entire time at the hospital, Whitney never got to meet Shelley’s dog Wilson. A subsequent flight we arranged to introduce the dogs was canceled due to a thunderstorm.
And then I heard from the family who had raised Whitney as a puppy.
The Seeing Eye has a long-standing “closed adoption” sort of policy. They do not give our name or contact information to the volunteers who raise our Seeing Eye dogs for the first year. The school does send a graduation photo to the volunteer families once their puppy has been matched, and Whitney’s photo came with a letter saying Whitney had been given to an author in Chicago.
Whitney’s puppy raiser’s own Golden Retriever, Honey, was two years old when Whitney lived there. The two dogs ran, chased Frisbees, and even slept together. Honey had to be euthanized earlier this year after suffering renal failure. Grief over that loss got the family thinking about Whitney. They Googled “Chicago author Whitney,” and…voila! They found my blog and left a comment there offering to be a “Plan B” if things didn’t work out with Shelley.
You can probably guess the rest.
I called Shelley to tell her I’d heard from the Pennsylvania puppy raisers, that their family dog had died earlier this year, that they were just starting to look for a new dog to certify as a therapy dog to visit nursing homes and libraries.
Then came the hard part. “I’m thinking I might like to have Whitney retire with her puppy raisers,” I told my great-niece, my stomach twisting in worry over how she’d take this news. Her response was immediate. And surprising. “Do it!” she said, a smile in her voice. “I love Whitney, but I have Wilson, and there will be other dogs in my future. Right now, the puppy raisers need a dog to love.”
So off we go.
Mike and I will be returning ten-year-old Whitney to the loving people who raised her back in 2010. They’ve told us, “Getting Whitney back will be the best Christmas gift ever!”
And so, my holiday gifts came early this year. At first, I was very sad about having to say goodbye to Whitney. But that’s diminishing as I ponder how fortunate I am. This is a holiday to celebrate the human spirit – the love, understanding, and generosity that come with helping people we’ve never met.
Think about it: a family gives up an adorable puppy they’ve nurtured for months to assist an unknown someone who needs help. A kind great-niece gives up something she’d been hoping for, showing love, understanding, and empathy for a far-away family she’s never met. A husband has to say goodbye to a dog he loves, too, but he understands why: he wants “both of his girls to be safe.”
I have a lot to look forward to in the new year as well. People at the Seeing Eye are hard at work right now getting things ready for me to train for three weeks with a new, young, enthusiastic dog. Get ready, New Jersey. On January 6, 2020, I will be, yes…returning.
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Walton Blvd.||||||Auburn Hills|||MI|||48326|||http://mi.easterseals.com|||https://www.easterseals.com/michigan/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(248)475-6400|||MADR|||Easterseals Massachusetts|||484 Main Street|||Denholm Building|||Worcester|||MA|||01608-1817|||https://www.easterseals.com/ma/|||https://www.easterseals.com/ma/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(508)757-2756|||MEDR|||Easterseals Maine|||14 Atlantic Place||||||South Portland|||ME|||04106|||https://www.easterseals.com/maine/|||https://www.easterseals.com/maine/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(207)828-0754|||LADR|||Easterseals Louisiana|||935 Gravier Street|||Suite 720|||New Orleans|||LA|||70112|||http://louisiana.easterseals.com|||https://www.easterseals.com/louisiana/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(504) 523-7325|||ILJO|||Easterseals Joliet Region|||212 Barney Drive|||Regional Pediatric Center and Corporate Office|||Joliet|||IL|||60435-2830|||https://www.easterseals.com/joliet/|||https://www.easterseals.com/joliet/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(815)725-2194|||IADR|||Easterseals Iowa|||401 N.E. 66th Avenue||||||Des Moines|||IA|||50313|||https://www.easterseals.com/ia/|||https://www.easterseals.com/ia/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(515)289-1933|||HIDR|||Easterseals Hawaii|||710 Green Street||||||Honolulu|||HI|||96813-2119|||https://www.eastersealshawaii.org/|||https://www.eastersealshawaii.org/contact-us|||(808)536-1015|||TXGH|||Easterseals Greater Houston|||4888 Loop Central Drive|||Suite 200|||Houston|||TX|||77081|||https://eastersealshouston.org|||https://eastersealshouston.org/About/contact.html|||(713)838-9050|||FLDR|||Easterseals Florida|||2010 Crosby Way||||||Winter Park|||FL|||32792|||http://fl.easterseals.com|||https://www.easterseals.com/florida/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(407) 629-7881|||PAEA|||Easterseals Eastern Pennsylvania|||1501 Lehigh Street|||Suite 201|||Allentown|||PA|||18103|||https://www.easterseals.com/esep/|||https://www.easterseals.com/esep/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(610) 289-0114|||GAEA|||Easterseals East Georgia|||1500 Wrightsboro Road||||||Augusta|||GA|||30903|||http://ga-ea.easterseals.com|||https://www.easterseals.com/eastgeorgia/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(706) 667-9695|||ILDU|||Easterseals DuPage & Fox Valley, Illinois|||830 South Addison Ave.|||Rosalie Dold Center for Children|||Villa Park|||IL|||60181-1153|||http://www.eastersealsdfvr.org/|||https://www.easterseals.com/dfv/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(630)620-4433|||DMDR|||Easterseals Delaware & Maryland's Eastern Shore|||61 Corporate Circle|||Kearns Center|||New Castle|||DE|||19720-2405|||https://www.easterseals.com/de/|||https://www.easterseals.com/de/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(302)324-4444|||DCMD|||Easterseals DC MD VA|||1420 Spring Street|||The Harry and Jeanette Weinberg Inter-Generational|||Silver Spring|||MD|||20910|||http://www.eseal.org|||https://www.easterseals.com/DCMDVA/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(301) 588-8700|||INCN|||Easterseals Crossroads|||4740 Kingsway Drive||||||Indianapolis|||IN|||46205-1521|||http://www.eastersealscrossroads.org/|||http://www.eastersealscrossroads.org/contact-us|||(317)466-1000|||CODR|||Easterseals Colorado|||393 South Harlan Street||||||Lakewood|||CO|||80226|||http://co.easterseals.com|||https://www.easterseals.com/co/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(303)233-1666|||ILPR|||Easterseals Central Illinois|||507 East Armstrong Avenue||||||Peoria|||IL|||61603-3197|||http://ci.easterseals.com|||https://www.easterseals.com/ci/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(309)686-1177|||CACN|||Easterseals Central California|||9010 Soquel Drive||||||Aptos|||CA|||95003-4002|||http://centralcal.easterseals.com|||https://www.easterseals.com/centralcal/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(831)684-2166|||OHCS|||Easterseals Central and Southeast Ohio|||3830 Trueman Court||||||Hilliard|||OH|||43026|||https://www.easterseals.com/centralohio/|||https://www.easterseals.com/centralohio/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(614)228-5523|||KYDR|||Easterseals Cardinal Hill|||2050 Versailles Road||||||Lexington|||KY|||40504-1499|||https://cardinalhill.org|||https://cardinalhill.org/contact/|||(859)367-7217|||AZTU|||Easterseals Blake Foundation|||7750 E. Broadway|||Suite A200 Administrative Office|||Tucson|||AZ|||85710|||https://www.easterseals.com/blakefoundation/|||https://www.easterseals.com/blakefoundation/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(520)327-1529|||ARDR|||Easterseals Arkansas|||3920 Woodland Heights Road||||||Little Rock|||AR|||72212-2495|||https://www.easterseals.com/arkansas/|||https://www.easterseals.com/arkansas/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(501)227-3600|||INNE|||Easterseals Arc of Northeast Indiana|||4919 Coldwater Rd||||||Fort Wayne|||IN|||46825-5532|||http://neindiana.easterseals.com|||https://www.easterseals.com/neindiana/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(260)456-4534|||AKDR|||Easterseals Alaska|||670 West Fireweed Lane|||Suite 105|||Anchorage|||AK|||99503|||http://alaska.easterseals.com|||https://www.easterseals.com/alaska/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(907)277-7325|||ALDR|||Easterseals Alabama|||5960 East Shirley Ln||||||Montgomery|||AL|||36117|||https://www.easterseals.com/alabama/|||https://www.easterseals.com/alabama/who-we-are/contact-us/|||(334)395-4489|||TXSA|||Easter Seals Rehabilitation Center, San Antonio|||2203 Babcock Road||||||San Antonio|||TX|||78229|||https://www.easterseals.com/sanantonio/|||https://www.easterseals.com/sanantonio/who-we-are/contact-us/|||210-614-3911|||