This time last year I was recovering from an operation which didn't exactly go to plan but luckily saved some of my remaining vision.
When Henshaw’s asked if we had the time to volunteer to represent Henshaw’s at the OMV exhibition at Gallery Oldham, I was more than happy to help to do my bit to help raise awareness.
Starting 31st October-5th January at Gallery Oldham. Celebrating 175 years of Henshaw’s Society for the Blind.
I have recently started my attempt to learn braille, and am finding that there are several benefits to this skill already…
I think I was sixteen when I lost the remainder of the useful vision in my right eye.
One of the main things that have helped me over the last year has been learning to touch type.
At the end of 2011, I was in a pretty low place. I had lost two jobs due to my sight loss and was unemployed. I felt very frustrated and disappointed with myself. I also felt trapped and very alone.
Having lived with Uveitis now for almost 30 years, it still amazes me to say that I have only ever met one person who has heard of it.
The world can be a daunting place for those of us living with sight loss. There are many aspects of everyday life which require us to tackle many obstacles in order to live our lives to their full potential. One of these aspects which takes a lot of our consideration and poses a daily challenge, is transport.