I am an articulate, well-educated person who practices self and systems advocacy regularly. These days I rarely encounter problems I cannot find a workaround to mitigate. However, the below example illustrates the extra effort that a disability can bring to something as simple as purchasing a textbook and the often hidden time and effort those... Continue Reading →
How I see it … or don’t
This week I was reminded just how changeable my vision is in a day. I will tell a story to illustrate. One of the catchphrases in the blind community is that blindness is a spectrum, which is accurate. What is usually even more unexpected is the changeability in that spectrum on any one day. I... Continue Reading →
How I see it … what does “working” mean for a Guide Dog?
Since becoming a guide dog handler, one of the things that comes with it is more public wanting to interact. However, not with me with my Guide Dog Sienna. This post will give examples of recent interactions we have had with the public while Guide Dog Sienna was working in a 45-minute timeframe at a... Continue Reading →
How I see it … managing Auckland’s motorists
Today the theme of cognitive load associated with low vision when interacting with the world continues. However, the focus has shifted from describing and questioning the problem to giving two simple real-world examples where a slight change from motorists could make a big difference to someone with low vision. Last week I posted a story... Continue Reading →