Ask The Coach
Original Release: 10/3/2022
How many times do we find ourselves either stuck or stymied, overwhelmed or overcome because of vision loss?
Or how many times do we find ourselves in a quandary or sinking in quick sand because of our sight loss?
No matter if we use the term blind or vision impaired or low vision to describe our circumstance, the fact remains that we often need varying degrees of help, assistance, mentoring, or advice to help us cope.
My name is Donna Jodhan and I am using my extensive experience as a sight loss coach as well as my lived experience to share and respond to questions that are submitted to me and I also invite you to share your thoughts on questions asked.
Question #1 of 3:
A question from Nikolas in Montreal Canada: Nikolas would like to know if there is an easy way to pick up broken egg shells from the floor.
Response #1 of 3:
Nikolas, I am sure that there are several methods and ways out there but this is how I do it.
First, I locate the broken egg shells on the floor.
Next I do my best to ensure that they are all in one spot.
Then I go to work with my hand broom and dust pan gently guiding the egg shells in to the dust pan with my hand broom.
I use both hands to do all of this.
However, I know that there are many who would probably use a vacuum cleaner or an electric broom to get the job done.
Question #2 of 3:
A question from Madeline in Hartford Connecticut: Madeline would like to know if there are any washers and driers out there with accessible screens to set the various levels.
Response #2 of 3:
Madeline, I have one of these old fashioned washer and drier where the buttons are all quite distinguishable because they are all lined up across the top of my appliances and are large and easy to find and distinguish.
I have placed braille labels on each of them to help me remember what each is for but I know that the more modern washers and driers have touch screens. I am going to ask anyone out there to share their feedback as to how they deal with these kinds of washers and driers.
Question #3 of 3:
A question from Ingrid in Stockholm Sweden: Ingrid would like to know if there are any best ways to vacuum.
Response #3 of 3:
Ingrid, I use a stand alone vacuum and I do have a method when I vacuum.
I start at one end of the room and go across in a straight line.
Then I turn around and go back across from whence I came.
Next, I move the vacuum to the right or the left depending on where I have started from and repeat my actions as above.
I do my best to start off from as close as possible to a wall either behind me or beside me and use it as a guide.
Does anyone have any other suggestions? Tell us what you think! Share your feedback and let's get more ideas cracking! It's important for us to share how we do things!
To contact me with a question or a thought; please send an email to me at firstname.lastname@example.org ✉ and I'll be sure to respond inside of 5 business days at the most. If you need me to respond earlier then put the word important in your subject line and I'll do my very best to respond more quickly.
Until the next time then!
I'm Donna wishing you a pleasant day and thanking everyone for their insightful feedback and suggestions!
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