Blogs by People Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

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Blind Bloggers: Blogs by People Who Are Blind or Have Low Vision

DISCLAIMER: VisionAWARE provides links to blogs created by people who are blind, visually impaired, or have low vision as a convenience in locating related information and services for our visitors. VisionAWARE neither endorses nor supports the content of third-party links and is not responsible for the content on these websites.

Invisible Loom and Craft http://invisibleloomcraft.blogspot.com

“My exploration of a new world, with little vision, but many possibilities. Loom knitting, crafting, and finding the way back with low vision.”

An Unseen Story http://anunseenstory.blogspot.com

“This blog’s chief function is to promote understanding. This is not just for visually-impaired or blind people but also for the sighted. I will chronicle my experiences growing up blind.”

Bye, Sight! http://byesight.wordpress.com

“Losing my vision, not my sick sense of humor. I’m Gerald, The Neurotic Nomad. Everything is a learning experience. This is where I write about learning to be blind and my observations of blind society.”

In the Center of the Roof http://raynaadi.blogspot.com

“The day-to-day ramblings of a young woman who used to be able to see and now is blind. It sounds much more dramatic than it is. I am a 30-year-old woman who went blind at 29. I used to say I’d never see 30 because of the way I used to live, and, well, I literally didn’t see 30 ;)”

MyBlindSight http://myblindsight.blogspot.com

“I lost my sight a year ago, due to bacteria infection of my eyes. Now I am relearning new skills to enable me to be as independent as a visually impaired person can be. By profession, I was an engineer, M.Sc. in Automotive Engineering, having work stints in Thailand, Singapore, China, and Malaysia. Vast engineering, sales and marketing and senior management experience in heavy construction machinery/equipment and automotive and industrial products.”

The BAT Channel http://thebatchannel.wordpress.com

The Blind Access Tech (BAT) Channel – Assistive Tech and General Tech news for the vision impaired

Fred’s Head from APH: A Better Living Blog for People who are Blind or Visually Impaired http://www.fredshead.info

The Fred’s Head blog contains tips, techniques, tutorials, in-depth articles, and resources for and by blind or visually impaired people. Fred’s Head is offered by the American Printing House for the Blind.

My Little Rays of Sunshine http://jennohara-theblindspot.blogspot.com

A blog by the mother of Hanna Marie, born on October 22, 2008 and is legally blind. “And hopefully I can help give hope and share my personal experiences with anyone whose child has been diagnosed as visually impaired or blind.”

That’s All She Read: With Nan Hawthorne http://allsheread.blogspot.com

Book reviews by Nan Hawthorne, including information about accessible books and book catalogs. “I am severely visually impaired and read everything via audio, whether cassette, CD, Kindle or DAISY.”

Helping the Blind and Visually Impaired http://www.visuallyimpairedandtheblind.com

“Our mission in creating this website is to provide valuable information regarding the various options and opportunities available to the blind and visually impaired communities. We firmly hope you find our site informative and useful. If you have any input or information that you feel would be relevant to include on this site, please feel free to contact us. Thank you and enjoy your visit.”

Dog’s Eye View http://l-squared.blogspot.com

“I have a “dog’s eye view” of the world as I rely on the eyes and intelligence of my guide dog to lead me through the chaos of my life. I have two physics degrees, and a great love of astronomy (despite my inability to look up at the night sky and see anything but darkness). Other loves include reading, Scrabble, crochet, music, writing, and perhaps most of all photography.”

Low Vision Assistive Technology Users Group http://lvatug.wordpress.com

“Bringing the latest news and developments in visual Assistive Technology (AT). Serving the North Carolina Triangle low vision community.”

As Your World Changes http://asyourworldchanges.wordpress.com

“Adjusting to vision loss with class, using technology”

Literally Blind-Sided http://literallyblindsided.blogspot.com

“This blog reflects more or less my description of living with Usher syndrome, my CI (cochlear implant) journey, and any random thoughts I may want to post.”

Ellie’s Low Vision Guide http://lowvisionliving.com

“The information on this site is designed to provide a step-by-step guide to find services and products, maintain your independence, and regain control of your life. It also provides information to assist your family and friends.”

Low Vision Territory http://low-vision.us/WP

“Welcome to Low Vision Territory. All individuals with low vision are welcome here for camaraderie – to share stories, tips, advice, coping strategies and anything else that is part and parcel of having low vision.”

Such A Site http://www.suchasite.net

The web site of Glenda Such offers links to New York City information; free online newspapers; low vision and blind resources; employment options; hot keys for MS Word and Zoomtext; free tutorials; and search engine options to increase findings.

Eyes On Paws: Partners for All Time http://community.livejournal.com/gdhaw

“This is the unofficial web site for Guide Dog Handlers All Ways, a special interest alumni affiliate of Guide Dogs for the Blind, Inc. We are an alumni chapter made up of individuals who have disabilities in addition to blindness that affect how we work with our Guide Dogs. We hope you enjoy reading our stories.”

Ginger’s Resources http://www.gingerresources.com

“I want this site to be a one-stop shopping approach for locating information. While there is a lot on my site dealing with blindness, this is only because I am a person with visual challenges and wanted to share and educate others for the purposes of daily living.”

Blindness In Depth: Compiled by Sarah J. Blake http://blindness.growingstrong.org

“Since early 2002, I have been communicating with Dr. Ken Tittle, who founded Mariposa, a Christian ministry to train people with disabilities to work as peer counselors and to facilitate full inclusion in the church community. My work on this site is an attempt to dig a bit deeper than that surface that has been scratched.”

Information About Vision Loss and Blindness http://www.99main.com/~charlief/blindness.html

“I created this web site so that people new to the field of vision loss can find information that is easy to understand and free of ads and endorsements. You will also find links to most of the major service providers, non-profit organizations, and companies that work in the field of vision loss.”

Teaching Visually Impaired Children http://visually-impaired.blogspot.com

“Here are some tips on teaching visually impaired children more effectively. You can also find visually impaired resources and useful tips.”

Blind Access Journal http://blog.blindaccessjournal.com

“This blog and podcast is all about the blind and our quest for the greatest possible access to all the information available in the world around us. Karen and I chronicle our experiences dealing with a variety of issues as a blind couple, show how we have dealt with various blindness situations, and seek comments on ways to constructively address the concrete concerns of accessibility and transportation we face on a daily basis.”

Perspectives from a Blind Point of View http://blind-gal.blogspot.com

“A blog dedicated to how I see the world as a 20-something blind woman, as well as news important to the blind community. Not all of my opinions will be based on my disability, but I hope to bring a new perspective to the blogging world.”

Blindworld Blog and Podcast http://blindworldblog.blogspot.com

Podcasts, product reviews, and tutorials about all aspects of assistive technology

Blind Photographers.org http://blog.blindphotographers.org

“Blind Photographers.org is a showcase and meeting spot for blind and visually-impaired photographers from around the world.”

Blind Eye Photography http://blind-eye-photog.blogspot.com

“A page to share my photography. As a visually impaired photographer, it takes longer sometimes to get ‘that’ shot, but it is my passion and when I do get it, sometimes I forget that I am legally blind.”

Luci Walks http://luciwalks.wordpress.com

“Join me as I walk through life and faith, across Spain, and with the eye disease Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).”

Through My Eyes http://cecelia-throughmyeyes.blogspot.com

“I am a Texas artist working in a variety of media. My style is basically expressionistic with somewhat of a cartoon style, at times. I tend to work large, but am currently working smaller, from my home. I hope to share some of my memories, experiences, stories, and thoughts through this blog, including my journey through Macular Degeneration as seen through an artist’s eyes.”

Runner Insight http://runnerinsight.com

“A blind runner creating a new vision for life.”

Blindbutnowisee http://blindbutnowisee.blogspot.com

“I grew up playing drums in rock bands and nightclubs, worked as a reporter for the Bowling Green Daily News for two years and now write for myself. I’m 52 and have had to deal with hearing and vision disabilities for the past several years.”

Astro-Drummer http://astrodrummer.com/blog

“This site is created to provide humor and insight into my life now. The reason is I have recently become visually disabled – similar to what happens to the elderly with Macular Degeneration. I have a new and rare condition called Macular Serpiginous.”

Living Blind http://www.livingblind.com

“Living Blind is an online community of blind and visually impaired people sharing ideas to create a friendly and informative site so that we can learn and grow together! We offer information and helpful how-to tips, as well as a place to just relax, soak up some knowledge about Living Blind, and gain some moral support and much encouragement.”

Beautifully Blind: I See with My Heart http://beautifullyblind.blogspot.com

“This blog is about how the world is viewed by the visual and the visually impaired. The intent of this blog is to bring the two worlds together. It is administered by two fabulous sisters, Toni, who is sighted and Robin, who became visually impaired in 2002 at the age of 18 due to misdiagnosis.”

Blind Confidential http://blindconfidential.blogspot.com

“BlindConfidential is the most widely read, insightful and influential blog in the blinkosphere! BC takes no prisoners, publishes controversial opinion, fiction, gonzo journalism and combines news, fun, politics, technology and issues involving people with vision impairment with an independent voice and attitude.”

Wise Advice http://wiseadvice.wordpress.com

“In a real and past life, I worked as a chef. I know my way around a kitchen. Now I cook in the dark…piece of cake! And my guide dog, Opal enjoys my work too! I’m game to talk about cooking, guide dogs, vision loss, accessibility or any combination of these.”

LarryBelote.com http://www.larrybelote.com

“A personal guide to the Veterans’ Administration Visual Impairment Services Team (VIST) Program.”

Living On the Frontlines http://heatherkirkwood.blogspot.com

“Stories from the battle to cure Hermansky-Pudlak Syndrome, and other observations about everyday life. (HPS = albinism + bleeding)”

Adjustment to Blindness and Visual Impairment http://thoughtprovoker.info

“This web site is devoted to changing what it means to be blind through the promotion of the human potential to successfully adjust to and live with blindness and visual impairment. Toward this goal, THOUGHT PROVOKER, a web-based discussion forum on blindness and visual impairment, is presented and available for reading and being responded to.”

eyes2eyes.com http://www.eyes2eyes.com

“Eyes2eyes is a website designed specifically for the blind and visually impaired. The purpose of this site is to promote encouragement, insight, personal growth, and interaction with other blind or low vision individuals. This website is brought to you by a visually impaired person with a Master’s degree in Counseling.”

Gavin Robert http://gavinrobert.blogspot.com

“Our world as we knew it was drastically changed the beginning of February, 2009. We learned our 4-month-old son, Gavin, has a retina disease that is robbing his sight. He has little to no vision, and we believe he has Leber’s Congenital Amaurosis (LCA). This is the documentation of our new journey for our friends, family, and all those interested in learning more about retinal dystrophy disorders.”

Carrots Make You Blind?!?! http://themoneyfamily.wordpress.com

“I write a blog documenting my daughter’s journey with congenital bilateral cataracts. The information is local to Calgary, Alberta, Canada, but I have many online resources as well. My blog is geared towards children with vision issues, and helping their parents cope.”

Live Journal Community for the Blind http://community.livejournal.com/blindpeople

“This is a community created for those who are blind, visually impaired/challenged, know people who are blind, or interested in blind people. Or, if you just want to join ‘just because,’ go for it!”

Action for Blind People Blog http://www.actionforblindpeople.org.uk/news/blog

The blog of Action for Blind People, one of the largest charities in the United Kingdom providing free and confidential support for blind and partially sighted people in all aspects of their lives.

Blind Planet http://www.blind-planet.com

“Our mission is to provide the world with a one-stop resource for blindness-related information, podcasts, tutorials, mailing lists, web sites, and almost anything else that would be useful to the blind community.”

No Bones About It http://guidedogs.blogspot.com

“The only official blog of Guide Dogs for the Blind.”

How To See with Low Vision http://howtoseewithlowvision.blogspot.com

“Living with low vision sight. I’m married and a mother of two boys. I made handmade beaded jewelry at home. I started making jewelry because I lost sight in my right eye in 2001.”

The Mark Taylor Candleshore Blog http://mark.candleshoreblog.com

“Between the ages of 11 and 17 years old, I attended the Kentucky School for the Blind located in Louisville, Kentucky. During those years, thanks to some good and very patient folks at the school, I learned to play several instruments including the guitar, saxophone, clarinet, and my personal favorite, the piano. I also discovered that I enjoyed and had a knack for singing and songwriting … I have lived in southern California for the past 21 years. There have been many, many adventures, to say the least.”

Penny for Your Thoughts http://community.gettinghired.com/members/PennyRdr/default.aspx

Penny Reeder’s Blog. “I have a master’s degree in special education, and I believe in life-long learning and in learning to do virtually anything that one can do safely.”

Blind Geek Zone http://www.blind-geek-zone.net

“The blind geek zone is an ever-expanding web site that contains a valuable source of information for the blind community. Whether you are a geek or just someone in search of help, the zone will quickly become one of your favorite web sites.”

Planet of the Blind http://www.planet-of-the-blind.com

A blog by author and poet Stephen Kuusisto. “My wife, Connie and I co-write this blog. Our vision is to make a space where those of us who live on the Planet of the Blind, or any other planet, can share our experiences and network together. In so doing we hope that this blog will not be limited to blind people only. It is our hope that the friends and spouses and children of people with or with out disabilities will also find a space here in which to talk about the issues and concerns that continue to affect all of us who daily live and work and love on this Planet of ours.”

Daily Jokes and More http://www.sillyez.com

“I am blind and have started a blog that features daily jokes and more. I figured there are many blogs about blindness and wanted to do something different.”

Dorrie’s Sight http://www.dorriessight.blogspot.com

“My vision is affected by a retinal disorder known as Stargardt’s Disease, which results in progressive loss of central vision … The experience has not been isolating; in fact, quite the opposite. I have vision challenges in common with millions, and this blog is an excellent place to share some great ways to make technology easy on the eyes.”

Support Blind Musicians http://supportblindmusicians.ning.com

“Blind musicians need your help! Join the Support Blind Musicians (SBM) Guerrilla Force and help spread the word.”

Gordon’s D-Zone http://gd-zone.blogspot.com

“Welcome! In this blog I intend to express the way I view the world as a disabled person. It features my thoughts, feelings and reflections on life in general, on my daily experiences of disability and, hopefully, will provide readers with some food for thought.”

Keeping Up with Kim http://keepupwithkim.blogspot.com

“A blog for the family and friends of Kim Gillespie regarding her medical trials and tribulations associated with the genetic disease Von Hippel-Lindau (VHL).”

Brailleworks Blog http://www.brailleworks.com/blog

“Making The World A More Readable Place.”

Enhanced Vision Blog http://www.enhancedvision.com/low-vision-blog

“Enhanced Vision understands the challenges experienced when one is diagnosed with low vision. Whether it is macular degeneration, glaucoma, cataracts, retinitis pigementosa or diabetic retinopathy, we have a low vision solution.”

Life and Fiction http://davidvanlifeandfiction.blogspot.com

David P. Van is a 40-something writer and house-husband. His first novel, Sweetheart of the Lonesome Boulevard, is currently in its final process of revision.

The Blind Compass http://theblindcompass.wordpress.com

“A chronicle of my journey out of the light …

Gateway to Blindness (Australia)

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  1. Hi,

    I was wondering if you’d consider looking my blog over and adding it to the list?

    AshaIs.com “Asha is a legally blind artist, writer, traveler, single mother starting from scratch pondering the world, and all existence”

  2. What is it like to be blind? What does the world feel like? What does it smell like? These are questions I constantly need to ask myself as I write about my blind protagonist, Douglas Abledan. I could use help in answering these questions. I’m officially inviting people to become part of my creative process. Tell me what new mysteries you think a blind man can solve. Tell me what challenges a blind detective might have that a seeing person might not. What tools would be useful to him and what tools wouldn’t be? While I am asking for feedback, I must mention that I reserve the right to accept or reject any ideas I receive. Also, any ideas submitted become the property of Robert Bennett and Enabling Words and may be used without compensation. So, now, please visit the Blind traveler’s Blog ( http://abledan.wordpress.com/ ) and let the conversation begin.

  3. We are a Canadian company trying to get braille on consumer product labels.
    How can you help us to make this become a reality.
    We need support from the visually impaired.
    Any suggestions are greatly appreciated.

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