Tag Archives: disability

Magnification problems

Hi everyone just a heads up

Like many of you I use Magic and since the last update that Microsoft blessed us with I have been having problems. My main problem was that I had no pointer or cursor. Today I was finally able to talk with a level 2 person from the Microsoft disability help desk and after almost 2 hours on the phone the best solution we could come up with was to use Magnifier. The is the built-in magnification that comes with Windows 10, it is easy to use and I would recommend using it until Microsoft comes up with a fix so we can use our own magnification if we so choose.


Notes from the Universe

Sometimes when a door is slammed shut, Yvonne, the very best thing you can do is to knock on it again, and again, and again.

But I’d recommend you try all the other doors, too.


The Universe

I receive notes from the universe just about daily and thought I would share this one with you. I think it is a good lesson for not only able bodied people, but people with disabilities.


Social Security Announces 2.0 Percent Benefit Increase for 2018

Just to make sure you know

social security disability thresholds for the blind will go from $1,950/month in 2017 to $1,970/month in 2018. Please see the press release below for more information.

Press Release
Friday, October 13, 2017
For Immediate Release
Mark Hinkle, Acting Press Officer

Social Security Announces 2.0 Percent Benefit Increase for 2018 Link to Press Release: https://www.ssa.gov/news/press/releases/#/post/10-2017-1
Monthly Social Security and Supplemental Security Income (SSI) benefits for more than 66 million Americans will increase 2.0 percent in 2018, the Social Security Administration announced today.


COLA – more than just something to drink

I received this in my email and thought it might be useful to some since it explains Cola

This stuff is complicated. Let me try to help.

  1. Everybody who is getting SSI, SSDI, and Social Security retirement will get a 2% raise starting on January 1. You will get a letter from Social Security telling you your new amount.


I Believe by Fresh Outlook Coach

I Believe by the letter..
I – Ideology – I will try to live up to my ideology
B – Being the best that I can be
E – Education I will never stop learning
L – Love – I love life and what I do
I – Integrity I will live my life with integrity
E –Enthusiasm – I will approach my work with enthusiasm
V – Value – I will live my life with my core values
E – Eager – I will be eager to lend a hand or an ear whenever someone needs one
I believe in clouds and rainbow


reach out

“If someone is not treating you in a way that you like, remember that there are so many nice people out there. The problem is that when you love someone, you make excuses for that kind of behavior.”

Natalie Morales

“Negative thinking is subtle and deceptive. It wears many faces and hides behind the mask of excuses. It is important to strip away the mask and discover the real, root emotion.”

Robert H. Schuller


is your imagination in focus?

"You cannot depend on your eyes when your imagination is out of focus."

Mark Twain

“If you really want to do it, you do it. There are no excuses.”

Bruce Nauman

How is your imagine? Is it in focus or do you need help getting it back in focus? Do you believe that people with disabilities can do whatever they want to do or do you think they can only imagine doing fun things?


what’s your answer?

“The real man is one who always finds excuses for others, but never excuses himself.”

Henry Ward Beecher

“It doesn’t matter if you come from the inner city. People who fail in life are people who find lots of excuses. It’s never too late for a person to recognize that they have potential in themselves.”

Ben Carson


Are you?

“It is wise to direct your anger towards problems – not people; to focus your energies on answers – not excuses.”

William Arthur Ward

“He that is good for making excuses is seldom good for anything else.”

Benjamin Franklin


try new things

“For what it’s worth … it’s never too late, or in my case too early, to be whoever you want to be. There’s no time limit. Start whenever you want. You can change or stay the same. There are no rules to this thing. We can make the best or the worst of it. I hope you make the best of it. I hope you see things that startle you. I hope you feel things you never felt before. I hope you meet people who have a different point of view. I hope you live a life you’re proud of, and if you’re not, I hope you have the courage to start all over again.”