Blindness & Visual Impairment
These posts are all about visual impairment, resulting challenges, and tools related to vision such as glasses and sunglasses.
The Blind Tax: The Real Costs of Being Blind
The Blind Tax is the high cost of making the world accessible for a blind or visually impaired person. It is very real and very high. I'll review some of these costs in detail in the hopes that it raises some much needed awareness.
Ocular Albinism: X-Linked & What That Means
Ocular Albinism is an x-linked variant of albinism. Here, I'll detail what that means in simple terms and how it may affect your diagnosis. I also share some important notes about accepting others' differences.
The White Cane: History & Laws
The white cane has a long history, but laws regulating its use and safety are fairly recent and vary by state. Here I discuss that history, laws, and the types of canes that exist for blind and visually impaired people.
Nystagmus Explained: How it Impacts the Vision of Those with Albinism
Nystagmus is an uncontrollable shaking of the eyes. It occurs frequently in those with albinism. It affects the vision in various ways, but there are some things you can do to lessen its effects.
Albinism: What is it & What do I See?
Albinism is a genetic condition with various types and symptoms. In this post, I detail the hair and skin color variations along with the eye conditions that come with albinism. I also describe how I see.
YouTube: Setup, Shooting, & Editing as a Legally Blind Person
I began a YouTube channel in early May. Here are the tools I'm using and how I'm making it work with a visual impairment.
I Was on a Podcast: The Low Vision Guy
I've admired podcasts and those who run them for years now. For the first time, I had the opportunity to be on a podcast. Introducing The Low Vision Guy and my episode of his podcast with links for you to listen on your favorite podcast players.
Photophobia: Recognizing It, Challenging Situations, & What You Can Do About It
A full rundown of photophobia, recognizing it in children, situations in which it can be challenging, and what you can do about it.
My Worst Fears After Beginning Albinism Up Close
I had so many fears after beginning this project and coming out as blind, but I'm learning to conquer those fears along the way. I hope my journey can inspire yours.
Coming Out as Blind: Embracing the Label Not the Limitations
I've felt trapped between the normally sighted and blind communities for most of my life. I've built my own barriers in the past, but now I aim to tear them all down one by one.