Have you ever wondered what it would be like to be blind? It’s likely that nearly all of us have thought of this at one point or another. Often in imagining blindness, our minds conjour up terrifying images of confusion and despair, many times colored in with stereotypes painted by Hollywood.
So, let’s have real talk. People who are blind navigate the world every day, going to work, raising families, participating in activities as diverse as the human race itself. We might do things a bit different – walking with a guide dog or cane, using assistive technology to operate our computers or smart phones, taking note of detail to distinguish objects, places, or food, but our world is vibrant.
If you’ve ever wondered what it’s like as a blind person, how to interact with a blind person, how to provide excellent customer service to a blind or visually impaired person, or how to ensure that your website or app can be enjoyed by everyone, you’ve come to the right place.