A “Sensory Safari” that will educate and inspire

The Association for Retinopathy of Prematurity, ROPARD, is hosting  a free event for the entire family that will bring nature and its inhabitants right to your fingertips. it’s called the “Sensory Safari,” and it is guaranteed to bring out the animal in you.  Or, at least, TO you.


Sensory Safari is a rewarding and moving exhibit that provides individuals with visual
impairments a unique opportunity to see wildlife through the sense of touch.  By utilizing

donated and borrowed animal mounts, skins, skulls, and horns, individuals  who are blind or

visually impaired have been able to gain a visual perspective of what nature and animals are



Date: Saturday, April 28, 2012
Time: 8:00 a.m.-3:00 p.m.
Sterling Inn
34911 Van Dyke Avenue
Sterling Heights, MI 48312
Southwest corner of Van Dyke
Avenue and 15 Mile Road.
This event will be open, free of charge, to any child who is visually impaired and their
accompanying family.

Elegant Insights Braille Creations has been invited to participate by providing merchandise for purchase at the event.  A portion of all proceeds will directly benefit ROPARD, so please come to the event, see the beautiful Braille-embossed jewelry and accessories, and be generous!


In addition to the Saturday event, there is a fundraiser on Friday.  For more information see
www.ropard.org or call 800-788-2020. 


You can learn more about Elegant Insights at www.facebook.com/Elegant.Insights or follow @ElegantInsights on Twitter.




Blogging Against Disablism Day is Tuesday, May 1st 2012

Do you have a nice long list of favorite blogs on disability topics that you read on a regular basis?  You will, after Tuesday, may 1st, 2012.  Blogging against Disablism Day is an annual event that attracts bloggers from around the world.  The premise is to encourage anyone  to write on the topic of disability, dignity, discrimination, politics and inclusion, whether or not you are a person who has a disability.  For the past seven years, the blog,  “Diary of a Goldfish,” has hosted the event, which links the submissions posted on that day to create an incredible archive of opinion and observation.  


You don’t have to be a professional blogger, or even have your own blog, to participate.  Nor must you be a person with a disability.  You can write about a friend, loved one, co-worker, or just a personal experience interacting with individuals who have a disability.  You can rant and rave about the current political climate as it pertains to workplace discrimination, you can talk about a person who has inspired you, or you can write about ways in which having a disability has changed your life.  Everyone is welcome.  To participate, simply go to the blog and comment, letting everyone know you plan to submit a post.  The event host will then link to all the sites throughout the day on May 1st, so you can easily read the posts that interest you.  There’s also a Twitter account you can follow to get alerts as to posted submissions.  Follow @BADDtweets now, while you’re thinking about it.     


For more information, click here for Diary of a Goldfish.


Don’t forget to come by the Accessible Insights blog to read my own offering.  Use hashtag #BADD12 when tweeting about the event.  


Happy blogging!