The world is wide, loud, and colorful. For now, I’m focusing its size—the breadth and the depths I can reach—and its amazingly diverse sounds; as for color, many synesthetes have reported “feeling” colors, numbers, and words so perhaps that can work for me too. I am the blind gal behind blindgal.com. Being without eyesight is a condition I’ve had all my life so, I suppose I’m qualified to discuss matters concerning this disability here. I decided to take part in the online blind blogging community in order to share some insights on the life of a regular person with a disability. I want to show what it’s like for a person like me. I hope that by becoming an addition of the much-needed blind/disabled voices online, I can afford others a peek into our lives and share my point of view. While a big part of it will be about the challenges I’ve faced, those that I continue to do so, and maybe even new ones that will come down the line as I grow older and changes in the environment, technology, politics, and policy continue to affect me and others like me, it won’t be all doom and gloom—fingers crossed. My aim is to open up discussion, to talk and air my views, and hopefully get some constructive feedback and get others talking as well. Many issues affect the disabled right along with the rest of the citizenry; matters that deal with employment, accessibility, healthcare, and so much more. There ought to be more—there aren’t enough, in my opinion—clear, objective yet impassioned discussions about these topics from the perspective of the disabled community. There are so many subjects significant to the disabled community that are just itching to be tackled, and I for one, am truly excited to begin.
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