How Do Blind & Visually Impaired People Watch TV?
People who are blind and visually impaired have been enjoying visual media for as long as the rest of the world. We just enjoy it in different ways. Read on to learn how.
Designing with Visual Impairment in Mind: The Basics
Learn all about the key design basics when creating a space for someone who is blind or visually impaired!
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.
Kayla Flanary: Finding Joy After the Struggle
Community Highlight: Kayla Flanary is a twenty-seven year old woman with Oculocutaneous albinism. She has faced many struggles including bullying, but she is finding joy now in the midst of the struggle.
Shopping, Blindness, and Light Sensitivity: The Hidden Struggles We Face
Unless you’ve recently switched to exclusive online orders, delivery services, and the wonderful world that is Amazon Prime, you have to go shopping at some point. Here, I'll discuss what shopping can be like for those of us with low vision and light sensitivity.
You Don’t Look Blind: Accusations of Faking Blind and Other Invisible Disabilities
When describing myself as legally blind, I’ve received some shocked looks. I’ve also been accused of “faking” my blindness while learning to use a white cane in college. I’ve also dealt with implications that I was using what someone considered a “slight” disability to work the system and those around me. I can tell you firsthand that these types of accusations can be extremely detrimental to the person with the disability and the numerous communities of people with disabilities.
Do Blind People Have Heightened Senses?
Here I answer a question I've seen asked numerous times. Do blind people have heightened senses? What happens when one sense is lost or weak? Read on to find out my thoughts.