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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.

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Wednesday, May 13, 2009


By Leslie Hamric

Are the tough economic times getting you down? Do you need more fun activities to spice up your life? Would you like to try some new recipes or adaptive techniques? How about sitting back and relaxing with a good book or craft project?

Let me introduce two publications from Horizons for the Blind: our catalog and magazine. The catalog contains craft supplies and a wide variety of instructional books featuring crafts, recipes, adaptive techniques, gardening, and articles of general interest. Our magazine entitled Seeing It Our Way is specifically written for people who are blind or Visually Impaired. In each issue, there are new poems, craft patterns, recipes, and much more. Get those creative juices flowing by solving the brain teaser or learning a new word of the month. Keep current on good book reviews and interesting sports information. A one year magazine subscription is $30 and the catalog is free. Both are offered in either Braille or large print. You can also place catalog orders online at

For more information, please call 815-444-8800 and press 0 at any time to be transferred to the receptionist. At Horizons for the Blind we love hearing from you and appreciate your business.

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