Holiday Gifts: Supporting Authors and Business-Owners Who Are Blind or Low Vision

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Editor’s note: As you begin your holiday shopping, consider supporting individuals who are blind or low vision. Check out our list of books authored and small businesses owned by individuals who are blind/low vision.

It’s beginning to feel a lot like the holiday season, with the scent of pumpkin spice just about everywhere, along with falling leaves or pine wherever you may live. That also means it’s time to start thinking about holiday gifts. While you’re shopping, why not support businesses and creators who are blind or have low vision?

Not sure where to start? We’ve got you covered.

Books by Authors who are Blind or Low Vision

Books make wonderful gifts, and most of these come in multiple formats.

Alice Walker, The Color Purple book Cover
Alice Walker, The Color Purple

Bruce Barton, Breaking the Boundaries of Impairment: A Life Journey With Low Vision book cover
Bruce Barton, Breaking the Boundaries of Impairment: A Life Journey With Low Vision
Dave Steele, Stand By Me RP, Vol. 1 book cover
Dave Steele, Stand By Me RP, Vol. 1, 2 and 3
Haben Girma, Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law book cover
Haben Girma, Haben: The Deafblind Woman Who Conquered Harvard Law
James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty book cover
James Thurber, The Secret Life of Walter Mitty  

    

John Hull, Touching the Rock book cover
John Hull, Touching the Rock
Lex Gillette, Fly!: Find Your Own Wings and Soar Above Life's Challenges book cover
Lex Gillette, Fly!: Find Your Own Wings and Soar Above Life’s Challenges
Lizzie Velasquez, Choosing Happiness. book cover
Lizzie Velasquez, Choosing Happiness. All of Lizzie Velasquez’s books can be found here (including in multiple languages) including Be Beautiful, Be You, Dare to Be Kind, Lizzie Beautiful.
Natalie Devora, Black Girl White Skin: A Life in Stories book cover
Natalie Devora, Black Girl White Skin: A Life in Stories  
Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat And Other Clinical Tales book cover
Oliver Sacks, The Man Who Mistook His Wife for a Hat And Other Clinical Tales
Rachael Scdoris, No End in Sight: My Life as a Blind Iditarod Racer book cover
Rachael Scdoris, No End in Sight: My Life as a Blind Iditarod Racer
Sue Townsend, Adrian Mole (series) book cover
Sue Townsend, Adrian Mole (series)

For children:

Feather Chelle, Mommy, Sing Me a Lullaby book cover
Feather Chelle, Mommy: Sing Me a Lullaby!
Feather Chelle, Ode to Dad book cover
Feather Chelle, Ode to Dad
Feather Chelle, Ode to Mom book cover
Feather Chelle, Ode to Mom
Feather Chelle, Cetacea Chronicles, Volume 1: Stranded book cover
Feather Chelle, Stranded, Cetacea Chronicles Vol. 1    
Feather Chelle, The Colors of Darkness: Poems and Activities To Promote Ability Awareness book cover
Feather Chelle, Colors of Darkness: Ability Awareness Activity Book
Feather Chelle, Whispers: Extraordinary Book 1 book cover
Feather Chelle, Whispers: Extraordinary Book 1    
  • All of Feather Chelle’s books can be found here.
Andrea Morehead, James Morehead The Brightest Star book cover
Andrea Morehead and James O. Morehead, The Brightest Star 

Robdarius RobenX Brown, The Colors of Olleh

Businesses Run by People who are Blind or Low Vision, Including Self-Employed Entrepreneurs

Blind Mice Mega Mall

www.blindmicemegamall.com

A huge variety of items sold by independent businesses owned and/or managed by a member of the blind or low vision community.

Marie Brinas, Tupperware Consultant

chefmarie2020@gmail.com

(571) 419-7737

Edward Cohen, EZ2See Products

www.ez2seeproducts.com

(507) 226-8040

Produces a large-print, large-spaced weekly planner.

Elegant Insights

www.elegantinsightsjewelry.com

Jewelry and accessories featuring braille lettering and more.

White Cane Travel, LLC; affiliated with Cruise Brothers

(513) 338-3212

whitecanetravel@gmail.com

White Cane Travel is a full-service travel agency that specializes in cruises but can handle every means of travel as well as hotel bookings, tickets for activities, and cruise excursion packages.

Guidelights and Gadgets

www.guidelightsandgadgets.us/

Offers three product lines, all intended to assist in access to adaptive electronics, enhance experiences for guide dog teams, and offer practical accessories for organization and travel – plus other items just for fun!

J&G Hooves and Paws LLC.

7701 Windy Ridge

Nottingham, MD21236

(410) 918-8890

Dog leashes, human belts, and horse items. These can be made of leather and are customizable using various rings and clips.

JD Lewis Wildlife Prints

www.jdlewiswildlifeprints.com

Reproductions of wildlife images including prints and notecards.

The Blind Woodsman

www.theblindwoodsman.com

Handmade wood and clay creations and other arts and crafts items.

The Unseen Bean Coffee

www.theunseenbean.com

A large selection of coffee beans including blends, single origin, organic, and fair trade

Two Blind Brothers

www.twoblindbrothers.com

High-quality clothing, jewelry, and accessories.

White Cane Coffee

www.whitecanecoffee.com

A wide range of coffee varieties, including sample collections and K-cups.

EyeSwear Apparel

EyeSwear Apparel | Facebook

Clothing and accessories featuring blindness-related slogans and braille.


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