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Old 01-08-2014, 01:20 PM   #1
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Getting Ready for a runDisney Race (Episode 208 - 1/8/2014) - (01-08-2014 09:00 AM)

Podcast Description: Sara is getting ready to run her first 5k this week at Walt Disney World Marathon Weekend! Jennifer and Sara discuss how to get ready for your first race - what to pack, paperwork, and more. Plus an update from AllEars.Net, a photo contest hint, and listener emails!

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Jennifer and Sara!
First off, I just want to say congrats to Sara on running her first RunDisney 5K. You looked great as Ursula and it's really inspiring for those of us who can't even run to catch a bus see so many people running all the races in WDW this weekend.

The reason I'm commenting though is in regards to Chandra's email asking how to navigate WDW with 4 kids alone, one of which is legally blind. I'm legally blind myself and wanted to offer a little advice. is definitely a great resource, but I'd recommend a few other things, too. One tip is that rides with conveyor belts at the loading area can be difficult for those with limited vision and depth perception. Rides like HM, SSE, TTA, Peter Pan, etc. You can ask when you get to the CM if they can slow down or even stop the belt to help get on the ride. Another resource I'd check out is a fairly new podcast done by my friend Kathleen Kelly called Special Mouse, all abut traveling to WDW with someone with a disability. Shameless plug, I was on the episode she did for people with visual impairments. You can find it on iTunes or at this link: http:// Another thing that may help is Lou Mongello's Audio Guides to the Magic Kingdom, which are also available on iTunes. He's got a different guide for each land in MK, and eventually he'll have them for every park. They're very descriptive and may help him picture what things look like before he goes. to her!

Love the podcast. Keep up the good work and I can't wait for next week's episode to hear all about Sara's 5K adventures!


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Thank you so much, Lisa! I really enjoyed your podcast on SpecialMouse. It was incredibly helpful.

My son suffers from a degenerative disease of his retinas and his vision lost has been a rapidly changing process. We are still learning of the best ways to accommodate him and ways to help him enjoy the places we visit as a family. Knowing this is a long term battle for him we strive to make it as easy of an adjustment as possible. Your tips about slowing the ride, making sure we bring an extra pair of glasses and being as specific as possible to CM when we encounter a need were just the sort of tips I needed to hear. A lot of what you said resonated with me as my son also has problems in dimly lit areas and in bright light. His vision perception is also gone, making stairs all the much more difficult. I have added lots of hats with visors and a flashlight to my packing list for him per your suggestions. I appreciate you reaching out to us! Thank you again.

Sara and Jennifer, thank you for all the tips you gave to me as well. I do appreciate you taking the time to answer my questions during your podcast and I am going to enlist the help of my older two on this trip. I am also thinking that your suggestions of staying close to the hotel and trying to spend most of the time at Epcot or HS would probably be the best bet. That way, if it does get overwhelming we can just head back to the BC and swim.

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