Dreamscape Blog

Hannibal YMCA Aims to Make Its Facility More Accessible

Date Posted: November 16, 2018

Perhaps it’s the catchy lyrics behind the Village People’s famous single, but whenever we hear the word “YMCA”, we think of a place for everyone; somewhere you can go to participate in various activities and find a sense of community. Yet it only comes alive when the people who make up the YMCA embody that belief. Enter Corri Lewellen and Audrey Pickett: two women who are taking Read More...


5 Tips on How to Design for Accessibility

Date Posted: November 9, 2018

The United States government reports that 8 million people over the age of 15 suffer from low vision or blindness. That doesn’t include the 8 million with a hearing disorder or the 35 million with mobility challenges. With so many in North America alone facing these physical challenges, there is no reason why we shouldn’t design for accessibility challenges as well as functionality and Read More...


A Brand New Beginning: Interview with Joseph Sehwani & Chris Girsch

Date Posted: November 1, 2018

Joseph Sehwani started Dreamscape Foundation, a 501c3 nonprofit foundation, because of his developing Leber’s Hereditary Optic Neuropathy (LHON), a rare visual impairment, in high school at age 16. Chris Girsch, Dreamscape’s social media/blog manager and longtime friend, witnessed firsthand Joe’s worsening condition, as well as the conceptual stage of Dreamscape. Joe and Chris have been Read More...


TikTak Takes on Charity Stream for Dreamscape

Date Posted: October 30, 2018

Fortnite: Save The World streamer RoundedTikTak is relatively new to the Twitch realm, yet he’s quickly gained the attention of viewers and game developers alike. All it takes is one session to see why. The 30-something-year-old gamer brings to the table an entertaining personality and addictive streaming experience that will remind you of a night out with your favorite crew. But it Read More...


5 Ideas for Giving Halloween a Little More Heart

Date Posted: October 26, 2018

When we think of Halloween, we typically picture costumes, candy, pumpkins, and a night of fun-filled horror. Yet there is a wholesomeness this holiday brings that you may not have noticed. It’s giving Halloween a little more meaning. While the holiday has gone through quite the transformation over the course of history, the 1800’s led to its drift away from witchcraft and tomfoolery Read More...


ADA Company Compliance: The Benefits and Businesses That Do It

Date Posted: October 23, 2018

ADA Compliance is beneficial to everyone. Companies that implement accessibility are more successful. Every business and website should comply with ADA to accommodate those with disabilities. But first, let’s go over what ADA Compliance means. ADA stands for the Americans with Disabilities Act, which was published by the Department of Justice, with the Standards for Accessible Design Read More...


The Future’s Not So Far Away with Assistive Technology

Date Posted: October 19, 2018

There is a reason why assistive technology pushes the envelope of innovation. Its development is revolutionary for individuals whose disabilities limit their prospects. From helping people accomplish everyday tasks to bringing the thrill of entertainment beyond the wall of limitations, it makes living life possible. But what’s in the works for this technological niche? Dreamscape Read More...


Breakthroughs in Blind Charities: Making a Difference at Dreamscape

Date Posted: October 16, 2018

According to AFB or American Foundation for the Blind, over 20 million Americans experience a type of vision loss  with services needed “expected to double by year 2030.” AFB helps those with vision loss through award-winning work such as advancement of technology, evidence-based research towards education, employment, and appeal and advocacy towards policymakers as well as “creating a Read More...


Acts of Blind Charity: 5 Key Organizations for the Visually Impaired

Date Posted: October 12, 2018

If you type “blind charity” into Google, you’ll find several organizations who have made helping the visually impaired their mission. It’s an ongoing need in today’s society as we tackle the many challenges that come along with losing such an imperative human sense. However, there are some charities for the blind that have become cornerstones of this effort. While our team at Read More...


What Drives Us to Donate

Date Posted: October 9, 2018

Most donations towards a charity come from individuals like you and me. Supporters are the bulk of what is built up through donations over time. Individuals. According to Charity Navigator  as of 2017, individual giving made up 70% of about $410,020,000,000 total donated that year. Donations come from all sorts of sources. It is not limited to just individuals, even though they comprise Read More...