From nostalgic memories to amazing gaming sessions with friends, video games have a special place in the hearts of many. My first gaming experience was when I was 5 years old. My parents had bought my brother the PlayStation 2, and I wanted to try my hand at playing with him. I quickly learned that… Read more Ready, Set, Game!
This week on the Limitless Podcast we meet two Blind Beginnings staff members, Rob Mineault and Emily Burkholder, and discuss the different programs that are being offered over the next few months of 2021. It’s a glimpse behind the scenes of Blind Beginnings and a chance to get to know some of our staff that… Read more NEW Podcast Episode 32 – Programs at Blind Beginnings
Pushing back against society’s assumptions about blindness can be both a challenge as well as a transformative experience, and this week’s blog post from Jinnie describes her personal experience within the Creative Writing program at her University. Check out her submission, “Beyond the Pencil“.
I really enjoy getting lost in the messiness of characters and their worlds. As a child I carried books where I went. This love has transferred over to writing and now I create my own characters and storylines for others to enjoy. However, I have constantly been told English isn’t an interest which will further… Read more Beyond the Pencil
It’s that time of year again! Celebrating the New Year, reflecting on the year that has just passed, and that all too familiar annual tradition of setting New Year’s resolutions. We’ve all been there before, setting a number of goals for ourselves that we hope to accomplish in the upcoming year. Yet, more often than… Read more Keeping Up With New Year’s Resolutions
We are so excited to be announcing our Program lineup for Winter 2021! Many of our more popular programs from the Fall are continuing to run through the Winter, including Baking with Blind Beginnings, Exploring Work Wednesdays, but we also have a few new additions that we are very excited about as well! Check our… Read more Winter Programs for 2021 Announced!
As I reflect on 2020, I’m reminded of how optimistic I felt approaching the start of this year. I was excited at the prospect of playing on the whole “20/20 vision” theme, and 2020 is a number that seemed so full of hope. At Blind Beginnings we were in the final stages of a big… Read more Reflections on 2020
Earlier this month we put the call out for Holiday related poems from our youth, and we are thrilled to be able to share those submissions over on this week’s Limitless Blog! Head on over to the Limitless Blog and check out these wonderful poems by these talented youth. A huge thank you to all… Read more Poems for the Holidays!
In celebration of the Holiday season, we held a Holiday Poem Contest where we asked our members and families to submit original poems for the season. We have chosen 5 submissions and published them below. We want to thank everyone who submitted a poem, and to wish everyone a very Happy Holidays and Happy New… Read more A Collection of Holiday Poems
Paralympic swimming has been an integral part of the Paralympic summer program since 1960. There are 14 different classification categories. S1 through S10 are physical disabilities, S11 through S13 includes visual impairments, and S14 equals cognitive impairments. Jill is an S11, which is the totally blind category. Nika is part of the S12 category which… Read more Discovering Paralympic Swimming