Tuesday, September 20, 2011

Web Sevices for Visually Challenged

This is taken from ""

At Vision Dynamics we try to find helpful information to pass along. Well, we came across something that we are very excited about!
Google has announced a new initiative to increase accessibility for visually challenged users on its major Web services. In advance of the upcoming school year, Google is rolling out accessibility impovements to Docs, Sites and Calendars. Google is hosting a live webinar for enterprise customers - which include education institutions - on Wednesday, September 21 at 12 p.m. Pacific time.
The enhancements include new keyboard shortcuts and enhanced screen reader support. Google says it has "worked closely with advocacy organizations for the blind to improve our products with more accessibility enhancements" over the past few months, and that more changes are on the way. "We believe that people who depend on assistive technologies deserve as rich and as productive an experience on the web as sighted users," says T.V. Raman, Google's technical lead on accessibility, "and we're working to help that become a reality."
To read more about this please visit this site.

Tuesday, September 6, 2011


Exciting News!

Vision Dynamics now offers Hearing Aids, Assistive Listening Devices and Complementary Hearing Products.

Yes we have LISTENED to you. For years you have been asking me why we don't you carry hearing devices. I have always said "Because we are a vision center... and why would a legally blind guy carry hearing products?"

I have been studying and learning the hearing industry and was amazed at all the great products that are available for people with all types of hearing loss and needs.

As you know for 4 years now Dr. Randy Kinkade has an office here at the store and we partnered because we both saw how if we joined forces we could serve you better and that is exactly what we have done with hearing.

Let me introduce you to my new company SEE AND HEAR AMERICA that offers the best solution for all levels of vision and hearing loss.

Now with SEE AND HEAR AMERICA we can also provide a hands-on and ears-on listening center that carries all of our Assisted Listening Devices. These products might be all you need to hear your television, radio, or loved one speaking to you more clearly. If you have hearing aids they will help them work better. Yes, we have hearing aids too!

In one great location you now get access to all the great products we offer, our knowledgeable sales team and the personalized service you expect form Vision Dynamics.

You have the ability to make an appointment with Dr. Randy Kinkade for specialized low vision eyeglasses or with Marcia Cornell, our audiologist, for hearing testing.

See and Here for yourself all the new products and services we can now offer you or someone you know.


Charlie Collins
Founder and Owner
Vision Dynamics, LLC

Friday, September 2, 2011


Many times when we lose the ability to see like we used to our basic every-day hobbies are left behind. The thought of cooking or baking becomes a chore and maybe even a fear. Well we want you to know that thought can change if you want it to. With a few simple changes and some adaptations you can be baking in no time. You will have to tap into your other senses and utilize those more. Your sense of touch and smell will become important. There are many every-day items that can make working in the kitchen neater, safer, and more enjoyable. These products can help reduce kitchen accidents and give you the confidence to bake again. Some of the items are the EZ SEE measuring cup which allows you to accurately measure ingredients with easy to see large numbers with high contrast, colored measuring cups and spoons with large print that allow you to see your ingredients with ease due to the contrasting colors and red pouring bowls so you can see your yummy batter. How many times have you put flour or sugar in a white measuring cup and found it difficult to see. This can become very messy. Also there are jumbo and talking timers so we don't burn our master piece and there are extra long oven mitts and oven rack guards so we don't burn ourselves. All these items we sell at Vision Dynamics as well as many other items to help you with your daily activities. Here is a recipes you can try that we hope will be enjoyed.
1st: Chocolate Chip Cookies (pre-heat oven to 375)
Ingredients: 2 1/4 cups of all purpose flour
1 tsp of baking soda
1 tsp of salt
1 cup of softened butter (2 sticks)
3/4 cup of white sugar (granulated)
3/4 cup of brown sugar (packed)
1 tsp of vanilla extract
2 eggs
2 cups of chocolate morsels
1 cup of chopped nuts (optional)
1 cup of dried coconut (optional)
Combine: flour, baking soda, salt in a small bowl. Beat butter, both sugars, and vanilla in a large mixing bowl. Add eggs one at a time, use your sense of touch to feel the edge of the counter or side of the bowl and gently tap the egg and use your fingers to open the egg. This will take a bit pf practice. You can crack the egg in a separate dish so you can feel for shells. Make sure your hands are clean. Use a beater to mix and slowly add in your flour mixture. Then add your morsels. When your mixture is even, you can feel it, then you are ready to bake. Use a spoon, tsp or tbl spoon, and scoop the dough ( rolled into a ball) onto an un-greased baking sheet about 2 inches apart. You can space the dough using the spoon. Put down your first ball then place the spoon next to it and put your second ball down on the other side of the spoon until your sheet is filled. Then you are ready to put your cookies in the oven and don't forget to set your timer for 9 to 11 minutes. Pull them out, with your oven mitt, when the timer goes off and let them stand for 2 minutes before removing them to cool completely then enjoy. Just remember to take your time and have fun. It may take some time to get used to but the end result will be worth it.