World Book Night is a celebration of books and sharing the passion of reading with others in your community, but when I could no longer see printed text, I didn't want to read for pleasure using alternative formats.
Visual-based entertainment might seem tricky at first for someone who is blind or partially sighted. This is what I first thought when I acquired my sight loss, but I have found this not to be the case.
When asked in an recent interview to describe important turning points in my life, I replied that for me, a key turning point was definitely learning about the social model of disability.
It’s that time of year when talk turns to resolutions and we feel obliged to set a goal for the year ahead. Very often we come up with something so that we have something to say when we are asked if we have any resolutions. Very often these are the same things we have said on numerous occasions before. Ring a bell?
I know it’s a cliché, but I can’t believe we are heading towards the end of 2012! It doesn’t seem five minutes since it was just starting.
Have you stopped and listened to yourself recently? How do you phrase the things you tell yourself? We are taught not to let others put us down, but sometimes we are our own worst enemy when it comes to giving ourselves a hard time or putting barriers in our own way. It was Henry Ford who said, ‘if you think you can or you think you can’t, you are probably right’
The Paralympics opening ceremony takes place tonight, but the Games already take gold even before they get under way.
Last month I attended an event on disability and employment and another on disability and self-employment. One of the key messages from both events was the need for more disabled role models.
In my last blog post I began to talk about image. I shared that I feel our image can be important and influential.
BBC’s ‘The Voice UK’ has been giving Simon Cowell a run for his vast amounts of money in the Saturday night TV ratings war.
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