Three-year-old Lela Imhoff is a happy preschooler who is curious about the world around her. She’s busy learning to recognize numbers and letters, and how to read and write her name. She also happens to be blind. For Lela, early exposure to braille literacy, particularly braille printed on paper, will ensure she’s ready to enter kindergarten, just like any other child.
The first time I experienced a solar eclipse I was 13. And I had my sight.
Since then, I have completely lost my vision and thought my first eclipse, over 20 years ago, was my last.
On Aug. 21, millions of people watched as the moon passed in front of the sun, creating a solar eclipse. In some places, it was completely dark for more than 2 minutes. Hopkinsville, Kentucky, was one of those places.
The following post is part of a series of stories written by Booz Allen Hamilton’s Summer Games interns. The opinions and views expressed in this article are the author's own and do not reflect the views of Booz Allen.
As a business professional, attorney, and brand-new uncle, I live my life to the fullest – along with my guide dog, a black lab named Linus. I have a visual impairment and utilize devices such as laptops, tablets, and smartphones that contain screen readers to be productive both personally and professionally. Thanks to advances in technology, I am easily able to read printed mail, identify grocery boxes and cans, communicate and play real time games with friends and family, and even participate in a fantasy football league.