I thought I would switch things up a bit and instead of posting about what other places were doing or events going on, I’d talk about myself.  This week I celebrated 10 years at RCIL.  Crazy to think how far I’ve come in those 10 years professionally and personally.  The older blind program that I run has also grown so much (in 9 years) from 15 counties to 32 counties. Recently, I have been working on becoming more efficient with Braille.  I passed the first course (Hadley) with flying colors and just starting the next course. (Any Braille users out there with tips let me know!) I also recently took a beginning JAWS class.  So, though I’ve had this job for many years I know I’ll never know it all or enough.  I’ll always be looking forward to learning that next thing to help my consumers.

Be on the lookout for updates coming soon about independent living classes for persons with vison loss and low vision fairs.  If you have any questions about Braille, JAWS, or the older blind program feel free to email me at amanda.smith@rcilinc.org

I thought what better way to celebrate achieving my orientation and mobility certification than to look at pictures over the last two years. 

 (Click on each picture for a more detailed description.)

 A lot has changed in the last two years and I’m thankful for it all.  I’d like to thank all of my iKan pals/co-workers who traveled this journey with me.  I’d also like to send a huge thank you out to all the consumers I’ve served over the last two years who have taught me more than I could have ever imagined!