Simplify Your Clothes Part 3: Formal Work Clothes

A large portion of your work clothes will already be decided if you have gone through Part 1 and Part 2 of this series. Your watch-strap, belt, bag and dress shoes or loafers, are all black because you only have black leather items now. Your t-shirts are all medium-grey v-necks, preferably in merino wool because…

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Simplify Your Clothes Part 2: Adding Colour

So after part 1, your clothes should be nice and simple. All your leather goods are black, and all your clothes are black, grey, white or navy. If you are happy with those colours, you can skip this blog entry. However, i’m assuming that most people, blind and visually impaired included, want a little extra…

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Simplify Your Clothes Part 1: The Foundation

This is the first of a 5-part series on living more easily by simplifying your closet and your clothes. Part 1 provides a few basic principles to help simplify your wardrobe. Part 2 will focus on the inclusion of colour. Part 3 will focus on professional or work clothes, part 4 puts all this information…

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Checking In

Well hello there blog. It’s been a decent chunk of time since my last post. No excuses, however, I decided it was time to sneak in a quick post before the daylight fades and writing or posting a blog entry gets pushed off to another day, yet again. Daylight hours are getting shorter, I’m wearing…

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Time For a New Bike?

Ahhh bicycles. Is it possible to have just one? And if you have just one, is it possible to be satisfied with just that one? Can you be satisfied with two? How many bikes does a person really need? In the past I thought my next bike might be a full-susension enduro mountain bike, specifically,…

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Improving Blog Accessibility

I have a lot to learn about blogging and website design. Learning to do so when visually impaired has been very interesting, posing an interesting set of challenges. However, there are a few things that i’d like to do with my blog, and increasing accessibility is one of those goals. I learned very quickly that…

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Negotiating Shifting Goal Posts

Long time no-posts, what’s going on Riding Blind Blog? To be 100% honest, for the last few weeks I was reluctant to add onto this blog for several reasons. It was created to be a source for positively channeling energy, ideas, interests and projects while negotiating vision loss. It was not intended to be a…

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Mourning The Visual Self

Back when I first was diagnosed and learning to deal with vision loss, one of the first sources of information and support was the CNIB (Canadian National Institute for the Blind). At a workshop, I was joined by several others coming to grips to vision loss of various kinds and to varying degrees. I don’t…

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Riding Blind MTB Jersey Is Done!

The process of designing and having custom mountain bike jerseys made with Champion System

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Ryders Face Sunglasses

A review of Ryders Eyewear Face sunglasses. Great glasses for everyday, visually impaired use.

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