Travelling and exploring the world is a favourite hobby for many. Visiting new places and experiencing new cultures is a glorious way to spend your free time. However, doing this with sight loss can be intimidating, overwhelming and nerve wrecking. There are so many unknowns, […]
Category: Personal Ramblings
I’ve been nominated for an award!
I’m thrilled, honoured and incredibly humbled to have been shortlisted for an NCBI Vision Award 2022! The Vision Awards are annual awards established in 2021 to recognise individuals and organisations for their leadership and example in helping to establish a more inclusive society for people […]
3 of the Most Common Misconceptions I Encounter with a Visual Impairment (and tips to overcome them)
As human beings, we all have a set of assumptions or pre-conceived ideas about people, society or life in general. We’re human after all! However, there are times when these are harmful or misrepresent a person or a group of people. Having a visual impairment […]
My Guide to Making your Devices Visual Impairment Friendly
Technology and its advances have been a huge enabler for me. Everything from big fonts, to Google Maps to in built magnification has made my day to day life so much more accessible. In this post I talk through the accessibility settings I use on […]
Reflecting on my first month of Life in the Blurry Lane
Its been 32 days since we left Ireland to begin our adventure of a lifetime, 56 days since I started @lifeintheblurrylane on Instagram and 27 days since I launched this blog. Its been a journey, both a literal one as we tour France and a philosophical one as I explore and share more about me, my albinism and my experiences of accessibility while travelling. It therefore feels timely to reflect on the first month or so of documenting vanlife with a visual impairment.
He has white hair! Happy International Albinism Awareness Day!
Happy International Albinism Awareness Day! Since 2015, the United Nations has recognised this day as a global event, occurring on June 13th every year. This years theme is “United in making our voices heard” so this blog post and associated ramblings on Instagram will be how I’ll add my voice.
5 Things I have Learnt from my Visual Impairment
Eek this is my first post! I am easing myself into the world of blogging by discussing the top 5 things I have learnt from my visual impairment. It has definitely given me more, than it has taken away.