79 - Stay Safe Out There
Lisa welcomes listeners to the podcast, and extends best wishes from everyone at BlindAlive to those affected by the storms. She also references a blog post about preparing for natural disasters, in the hope that it will be helpful.
In thisepisode, we’re providing an encore of an interview from a previous podcast. Lisa interviews George Drees, a search and rescue specialist and full-time firefighter, who served in the aftermaths of several recent emergencies. He
talks about what kinds of medical information is helpful to first responders, what is not, and what kinds of things can jeopardize your security.
Thanks to Mystic Access, creators of tutorials to fast-track your learning, for their sponsorship of our podcast.
Next, Lisa discusses two options for medical identification which can be used by someone with little or no sight.
Lauren's Hope sells engraved necklaces and bracelets, and has some higher fashion items. This would be a good solution for those with a relatively small amount of medical
information that does not generally change.
Keep Me Safe ID sells necklaces, bracelets, shoe tags, collar tags, and other items which are imprinted with QR codes. Once the code is scanned, it provides access to
information the user has placed on a secure site.
QR Reader for iPhone by TapMedia LTD is a free app which will read QR codes should this ever be needed.
Below are some notes which might be helpful for those filling out a Keep Me Safe ID profile:
When you receive your information, it is filled in on a form and may have underlines before or after the information. Be sure not to copy these.
For some reason, when you copy the website that is given, it will not work if you do this from the Run Dialog in Windows. Instead, first open your browser
and paste in the address.
When you enter your address, there are not separate fields for city, state, etc. Just type the first line, press enter, and continue typing the address
before moving on to the next item.
The information you are asked to provide refers to a child. If you are filling this out for yourself, disregard this reference.
Once you choose to edit your profile, you will need to log in again.
Passwords must be at least 8 characters, 1 number, 1 lower case, and 1 upper case.
You will know you have filled out the information successfully when you see the text: "Your Membership Registration is Complete."
On BookIt, we review Why Diets Make Us Fat: The Unintended Consequences of Our Obsession With Weight Loss
by Sandra Aahmodt by Sandra Aahmodt.
If you find this topic of interest, you might want to view the Ted Talk given by the author. Another related book is Health at Every Size by Linda Bacon. This is available on Bookshare and through eBook retailers. Finally, you might also benefit from a blog post written by Melanie Peskoe on tis topic.