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At Home in the Online World

Speaking of spices – and cooking – a blind friend texted that she had recently made a Sunday dinner of couscous with chicken sausage, sweet potatoes, raisins, pine nuts, scallions and lots of Middle Eastern spices. Certainly a feast for the senses. Move over, Christine Ha.

Christine is a blind chef and winner of the third season of Master Chef. Her book Recipes from My Kitchen: Asian and American Comfort Food is available in e-Braille from National Braille Press. And if you’re a fan of eating contests, or not, a very strange eating contest featuring Christine is on YouTube.

National Braille Press is also offering free downloadable versions of three adult and two children’s books. Titles include Navigating Healthcare: When All They Can See is that You Can’t, and The Abominable Snowman. The books can be downloaded using Daisy, E-Braille or Word.

The Mighty describes itself as a safe, supportive online community where people facing health challenges and the people who care for them post individual stories. Nancy Scott, a 60-something year old woman who is blind, writes upbeat personal accounts about her COVID-19 experiences that are optimistic and informative. Her latest post is“The Enjoyable Ways I Get Through COVID-19: Social Distancing as a Blind Person. Also on The Mighty “A Therapist’s Guide to Making Virtual Therapy Work for You” about how the writer modified her style to fit working remotely and how patients should approach their therapy sessions in a virtual environment.