Tag: low vision

I’m A Bad _______ – But It’s Not Because I’m Blind! | Blind Beader

I don’t know what it is, but I run across many people in my daily life who assume that blind people are super dependent on others for every little life task, or can do anything and everything extraordinarily well.  To muddy the waters even…

How He Sees – A Sister's Insight Into Her Brother's Sight Loss | Shannon Elliott

    Imagine.     Imagine living your life normally and then all of a sudden losing your vision.      Imagine being 25, living on your own, working at your dream job, being seven hours away from your family and becoming legally blind. …

How To Take A Group Exercise Class With Low Or No Vision | Mel Scott

When friends or acquaintances, who have low or no vision, find out I am a group fitness instructor, I get asked the same question all the time. “Hey, I want to try a group class at the gym, do you think I can do…

Moses Of The High Street | Marc Gulwell

It took me an awful long time to even consider picking up a white cane even though I knew it would help me. There was always that stigma of finally admitting yeah, you are blind. I didn’t want to be that guy. So I…

Not All Blind People | Rachel Finlay 

In my 29 years on the planet, it took me 23 of them to properly admit something to myself: I’m blind. It shouldn’t be a surprise but just like for sighted people, I didn’t grow up with a realistic idea of what being blind…

Talk Before You Touch – Advice On Greeting A Blind Person

Don’t we all want more pleasure and less pain in our lives? More amazing and less annoying? More personal space and less in-your-face? Did I hear a “Hell yeah!”? I thought so. Well, me too! I’m feeling the need to help you understand why…

One of a Special Kind – A Poem about Girl Gone Blind

I was so incredibly flattered when RNIB Connect Radio’s favorite poet in residence, Linda Raskin, gave me a shout out on air. She wrote this sassy little poem about GGB, and  I just could not keep it to myself! It’s brilliant!  ONE OF A SPECIAL…

8 Things You Should Never Assume About A Blind Person At Social Gatherings

I understand it’s hard to know how to accommodate or communicate with someone who has little to no vision. I didn’t know about any of this “blind etiquette” stuff until I lost much of my own vision 3 years ago. I’ve always enjoyed going…

I Didn't Know Bottles Could Talk

SHUT the front door! Are you kidding me? WHY has no one told me about this?? I have been legally blind for almost 3 years and I’m just now finding out about these! This blind find needs to be shared!! What the hell am I…

OMG! Where's My White Cane?

I carry a huge purse with all my blind crap in it. When I take things out of my purse, they MUST go back into my purse. Does that always happen? Apparently not. Last week, my son drove me to an appointment and graciously walked…

Ready or Not… Here I Come!

Welcome to my new blog site! Here is where I will write about my unexpected life. My life with Lebers Hereditary Optic Neuropathy. Lebers what???  Let’s just call it LHON from now on….so much simpler! I haven’t been blind for very long. I’m one…