Fred’s Head from APH, a Blindness Blog

Fred’s Head, offered by the American Printing House for the Blind, contains tips, techniques, tutorials, in-depth articles, and resources for and by blind or visually impaired people. Our blog is named after the legendary Fred Gissoni, renowned for answering a seemingly infinite variety of questions on every aspect of blindness.

(See the end of this page for subscribing via email, RSS, browsing articles by subject, blog archive, APH resources, writing for Fred's Head, and disclaimers.)



Monday, September 10, 2007

Global Restaurant Guide

So, you're in a new place and you're hungry. What do you do? Well, for someone who is blind or visually impaired, the first thing you do is to search around until you find someone to ask about the local establishments. How many times has someone told you about a place that they said had really good food, and when you got there, it smelled horrible and tasted worse! Wouldn't it be nice to be able to find things yourself, without having to ask anyone for assistance?

This restaurant guide will make it easier for you to find a great place to eat. This is an excellent tool for vacation planning, business trips and even to check out what's good in your own town!

The main page is broken down into sections and those are: United States, Canada, Australia & New Zealand, Asia and Europe. You'll also find a search engine sandwiched between the United States and Canada. At the bottom of the page, there is an international guide and world map as well.

Since I can only wish about going on a vacation, I thought I'd check out a restaurant near me. I typed in my zip code and it found some results. The search goes fifteen miles away so you know the results are in your immediate area.

You'll receive the name of the establishment, the address, phone number, type of Cuisine served, and a map if you have enough vision to make use of it. You'll also see ratings and comments from people who have eaten at the Restaurants in your area and you can write a review after sampling a place. Just fill in your email address, name, choose whether you want your name to be displayed and then confirm your review when you get the email in your Inbox.

This site is easy to use and it is filled with helpful reviews so you can get the most out of your dining, in any town. Bon Appétit! Click this link to visit

No comments:

Subscribe to receive posts via email

* indicates required

Browse Articles by Subject

Follow us on Twitter


Write for us

Your input and support in the evolution of Fred's Head are invaluable! Contact us about contributing original writing or for suggestions for updating existing articles. Email us at


The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) makes every attempt to ensure the accuracy and reliability of the data contained in the Fred's Head articles; however, APH makes no warranty, guarantee, or promise, expressed or implied, concerning the content or accuracy of the information provided in Fred's Head. APH does not endorse any technique, product, device, service, organization, or other information presented in Fred's Head, other than products and services directly offered by APH.

The products produced by the American Printing House for the Blind are instructional/teaching materials and are intended to be used by trained professionals, parents, and other adults with children who are blind and visually impaired. These materials are not intended as toys for use by children in unstructured play or in an unsupervised environment.

The information and techniques contained in Fred's Head are provided without legal consideration (free-of-charge) and are not warranted by APH to be safe or effective. All users of this service assume the risk of any injury or damage that may result from the use of the information provided.

Information in Fred's Head is not intended as a substitute for professional advice or treatment. Consult your physician before utilizing information regarding your health that may be presented on this site. Consult other professionals as appropriate for legal, financial, and related advice.

Fred's Head articles may contain links to other websites. APH is not responsible for the content of these sites.

Fred's Head articles created by APH staff are (C) copyright American Printing House for the Blind, Inc. You must request permission from APH to reprint these articles. Email to request permission.

Any submissions to Fred's Head should be free of copyright restrictions and should be the intellectual property of the submitter. By submitting information to Fred's Head, you are granting APH permission to publish this information.

Fair Use Notice: This website may contain copyrighted material whose use has not been specifically authorized by the copyright holder(s). This site is operated on the assumption that using this information constitutes 'fair use' of said copyrighted material as provided for in Section 107 of U.S. Copyright Law.

Opinions appearing in Fred's Head records are solely those of the contributor and do not necessarily reflect the views of the American Printing House for the Blind.