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Welcome to Challenge Solutions

Hello, and welcome to Challenge Solutions. This website is created and maintained by a group of blind students for blind students and their teachers. Our mission is to provide lessons about life and technology for the blind and visually impaired via our blog, podcast, and YouTube channel. To have our latest activity around the Internet sent to your inbox, please subscribe to this blog at the bottom of the page. If you have questions for us or suggestions for future content, please reach out via the contact form in the top menu.

Blindness Awareness and Advocacy: Blind People are like Unicorns

In this podcast, Caitlyn, Cole, and Macy rant about the common mis-conceptions that sightlings have about the blind community and discuss ways to be a good advocate and a responsible activist.

A Tutorial of Canvas on a Mac with VoiceOver

In this video, Macy gives a tutorial of the Canvas virtual learning system using VoiceOver for Mac. 

Methods for Teaching Blind Musicians

In this video, Macy and her band director, Kate Haling, discuss the methods and software they use to read and transcribe Braille Music, as well as other methods for learning pieces. You can also check out our new Music Resources page for a compilation of videos, instructional documents, and other resources that may be useful for blind musicians and their teachers.

Traveling Blind: Braving the Atlanta Airport and Gas Station Bathrooms

In this episode of the Challenge Solutions Podcast, Caitlyn, Cole, and Macy discuss their experiences traveling as blind people both alone and with family members. Topics include flying, road trips, museums, theme parks, staying in unfamiliar vacation homes with family members, and taking guide dogs on vacation. Stay tuned for the bloopers at the end!

Blind Dining: Syrup is Always a Bad Idea

In this podcast, Macy, Cole, and Caitlyn talk about dining out. They discuss the pros and cons of sit-down restaurants, fast-food chains, and the dreaded buffet. 

Keynote for iOs: A PowerPoint Alternative for the Blind

In this video, Macy gives a tutorial of Keynote for iOs