Dreamscape Blog

Joe Sehwani: Making Dreams More Accessible

Date Posted: June 1, 2018

Joe Sehwani is on a mission to create a better life for the visually impaired; one that is more accessible and more open than ever before. And he’s inviting those with a passion for the cause to join him through his nonprofit called the Dreamscape Foundation. How Dreamscape Foundation Began Dreamscape Foundation is only five years old. Established by Sehwani when he was only eighteen, it Read More...


Blind Entertainment: Enjoying Life with Limited Vision

Date Posted: May 25, 2018

We’ve all heard the phrase “All work, no play makes Jack a dull boy.” It’s a wise cliche. Entertainment is a crucial part of our lives. It brings us together, helps us unwind, and gives us reasons to laugh and feel joy. But what happens when your sight is limited? What can you participate in? Is it possible to still enjoy popular forms of entertainment like books, movies, and games? Read More...


The Growing Trend of Accessibility in Entertainment

Date Posted: May 18, 2018

Accessibility isn’t just important in the physical realm. As society begins to immerse itself even more into modern day technology, specific accommodations need to be developed with that in mind. Thankfully, Congress saw this. In 2010, they passed the 21st Century Communications and Video Accessibility Act, or CCVA. Signed by President Barack Obama, this Act updates the outdated regulations Read More...


Youth Haven: Offering Shelter for Today and Hope for Tomorrow

Date Posted: May 11, 2018

Not everyone grows up with a fair shake. Anywhere—even in Southwest Florida—families can hit tumultuous times and children can fall victim to trauma or abuse. Thankfully, there are organizations like Youth Haven, an emergency residential shelter for children ages 6 to 18, that meets these young people in the midst of their crisis and serve as a bridge to better days and a better Read More...


Ideas for Disabled Parents on Starting a Small Business

Date Posted: May 9, 2018

The United States Census Bureau reports that about 15 percent of Americans with disabilities have launched their own businesses, and indications are that this number will continue to grow. Like many people who start successful businesses, disabled entrepreneurs have proven excellent at innovation and out-of-the-box thinking, finding niche markets and specialty businesses for which there is real Read More...


The National Cristina Foundation: Bridging the Digital Divide

Date Posted: May 4, 2018

Harry “Bud” Rizer, CEO of the National Cristina Foundation, holds close ties with the nonprofit’s origins and cause. In fact, he was there before its conception, exploring opportunities for technology to serve the disabled nearly 34 years ago. At the time, he was wrapping up his doctoral work at John Hopkins University. Part of his research was focused on how computers could benefit Read More...


User1st: Making the Web More Accessible

Date Posted: April 27, 2018

From our jobs to our personal lives, we are constantly connected to the Internet. It’s where we do business, find entertainment, and socialize with our friends. If you think about it, how much of your life would come to a halt if you didn’t have access to the online world? Yet for many disabled individuals, that is reality. Vice President of User1st, Shawn Pike, is on the frontlines of Read More...


Twitch.tv and Fundraising

Date Posted: April 17, 2018

Twitch is a social media and video live streaming platform in the gaming community where players can come together. Amongst a multitude of other similar video streaming and online communication mediums, Twitch is at the forefront. As of 2017, Twitch raised over an astounding 75 million dollars for 100 different charitable initiatives. The gaming community has over 45 million gaming Read More...


10 Different Ways to Prevent Blindness

Date Posted: April 6, 2018

Most people take the ability of sight for granted, never thinking that they could become blind. Glaucoma, cataracts, diabetes and macular degeneration are just a few of the ways one can lose their eyesight. Below, we have broken down the multiple ways one can prevent eye damage and vision loss. 1. Key Nutrients for Eye Health Having a well-balanced diet high in nutrients from leafy Read More...


Joys and Challenges: Tips for Disabled People on Preparing for Parenthood

Date Posted: March 21, 2018

There’s a longstanding misperception that disabled people either aren’t physically able to be parents, or that they need extensive and ongoing assistance. Some people believe that an expectant disabled couple has twice as much work to do getting ready to be parents, having to accommodate both their disabilities and the demands of parenthood. In fact, they face the same challenges that any Read More...