The Government Totally Sucks (a.k.a. Dealing With ODSP, CERB And Employment(

So Jan goes back to work next week since we can’t survive on the Canadian Emergency Response Benefit (CERB) while being on the Ontario Disability Support Program (ODSP).   We are both high risk when it comes to Covid-19 but, because the Ontario provincial government treats all $2,000 as income (don’t worry, they’re generous and … Read more

Dealing With Blindness And The Covid-19 Pandemic: Part Three – Don’t Stand So Close To Me

(Note: This is the third in a three part series. Part one was inspired by our recent podcast, focuses on self-isolation and can be found here. It also contains links to Canadian and American mental health resources. Part two touches upon challenges with technology and is available here.)   I touched on this in our … Read more

Dealing With Blindness And The Covid-19 Pandemic: Part One – Stuck In The Middle With You

(Note: This is the first in a three part series. Part two touches upon challenges with technology and is available here. The final entry deals with being around others again and can be found here.)   On our last podisode, Jan and I talked about dealing with blindness and the Covid-19 pandemic.   While she mainly … Read more

Our Favourite Podisodes (So Far…)

Earlier today on social media, we shared a Spotify playlist of our 10 favourite podisodes.   For anyone new to the podcast, we think this is a good place to start. From episode one to 31, we tried including content that touched on our personal lives, accessibility, education, technology, media and the fun we have … Read more

31. The Blindnamic Duo Returns!

The Blindnamic Duo is back and better than ever!   What have Marc and Jan been up to since the world got turned upside down in March? In their first podisode of the pandemic era and second season, the two focus on how their lives have been indirectly changed by Covid-19. From financial fears to … Read more

24. The Podisode About Managing Diabetes Blind

What fun is a relationship if there isn’t a little bit of stabbing once in awhile?   While it may sound sadistic, The Blindnamic Duo is actually covering how Jan and Marc manage the latter’s diabetes. Find out how The Blind Avenger checks his blood sugar, gives himself insulin and listen to an audio demonstration … Read more

17. The Podisode About Medical Tests And Procedures

After taking a week off, The Blindnamic Duo are back… and this time it’s clinical!   Although Thanksgiving isn’t until Monday, hear about how Marc was recently carved up… but in a fun way! From minor surgery to various tests, he and his sighted wife Jan explore what it’s like to be blind or a … Read more

15. The Episode About Learning To Be Blind

This week on Blind Luminations, we’re talking about how Marc learnt to be blind.   While most of his teenage friends were taking their first steps into adulthood, The Blind Avenger was literally learning to navigate his surroundings after losing his vision at the age of 19. Join us as we go  into our way … Read more

11. The Episode About Vacationing Indoors

We’re out of the wilderness and heading inside for more fun on vacation!   This week, the Blindnamic Duo covers its many experiences with vacationing indoors. What are the perks of travelling with someone who is blind? What experiences are interesting for Marc? Where has his trips with Jan taken them and what were some of the … Read more