- File Size: 346 KB
- Print Length: 114 pages
- Publisher: Outskirts Press, Inc. (February 1, 2017)
- Publication Date: February 1, 2017
- Sold by: Amazon Digital Services LLC
- Language: English
- ASIN: B01MTFRKGQ
- Text-to-Speech: Enabled
- Word Wise: Enabled
- Lending: Enabled
- Amazon Best Sellers Rank: #2,626,088 Paid in Kindle Store (See Top 100 Paid in Kindle Store)
Moved By The Spirit: A Call to Work with People Living with Blindness and Visual Impairments Kindle Edition
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My favorite chapter of the book was right up front, Chapter 2, where she describes learning how to be an Orientation and Mobility Specialist by attending classes blindfolded. Orientation and Mobility instructors teach their clients how to navigate life without sight, whether it be crossing busy streets, using the bus system, or simply picking up the mail. I am sight impaired, and I understood firsthand the frustration and fear of getting from point A to point B. Her terror at walking blindly around campus with only a white cane to guide her gave her insight into her clients yet to come.
But Moved by the Spirit is much more than a memoir. The Inquiring Minds Want to Know section answers many questions about how much education is needed to enter the field of Orientation and Mobility, what school subjects help prepare for such a career, and where to find more information. Moved by the Spirit is an excellent book for young people looking to embark upon a fulfilling career. Or for people who want a career change.
I bought my copy at a book signing which took place at the Broward Lighthouse, and I can attest that the author is just as charming as her book.
was very pleased to be able to gift this book to others in our family to act as an information source and handbook as we deal regularly with one who is blind.
It was also a great gift for a personal trainer friend who is coaching a blind individual. As a challenge to raise your own awareness, try doing an exercise or yoga class with your eyes closed, even for a portion of an exercise ... all kinds of issues (balance, directions, etc) become apparent and it's a heads up for us all! ... as well as a call to be grateful for our site.
I would highly recommend everyone to read this book to become more educated on the challenges facing those who are blind and to raise our own awareness on how we can be more empathetically helpful when we encounter situations including one who is blind.
I am a blind woman myself who is thankful for such a read to inform the public on the daily challenges faced with blindness. I am also a woman of faith who respects the spiritual point of view the author provides. It is great insight to understand the hardships and successes of those who are dealt a unique hand in life and can overcome with faith and perseverance. It reveals that those who have a spiritual gift can pursue a calling that can satisfyingly fulfill their life.
Thank you for this awesome gem.
Now, several decades later, I too am facing the reality of macular degeneration. I am absorbing Dolores McDiarmid's words, uplifting anecdotes, .humor, and spirituality.. The world needs more generous spirits like hers!
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