Monthly Archives: January 2008

Seeing from the Blind Perspective: The Interview

So, here we are … after a few entries about my blind friend, I am sat at her computer doing a ‘live interview’ (in reality, I ask her questions, type down the answers and post the blog … I guess … Continue reading

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Seeing from the Blind Perspective

Today I continue on the theme of blindness.  When I first discovered that my friend had no perception of light and dark, I was intrigued to find out what she ‘saw’ when she closed her eyes:  Was it black?  Was … Continue reading

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Blind Myths & Stories: Part 2 Funny Stories

In previous posts I’ve shared a bit of what I’ve learnt through my blind friend.  Some of it has been a bit heavy so today I thought I’d relay a few of the more amusing incidents and stories told by … Continue reading

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Blind Myths & Funny Stories Part 1: Dispelling Myths

For those of you who read my last post, you will remember that I included a couple of myths, legends or misunderstanding of the blind world, namely: Guide dogs are not trained so that the owner says, “Take me to … Continue reading

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Blindicles for the Arts!

So goes my rearrangement of the ‘Articles for the Blind’ that frequently fall through the letterbox of my blind friend. I use the term blind rather than the PC ‘visually impaired’ because many of us sighted people hear the term ‘visually … Continue reading

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Integrity

News headlines this morning declared that one of the major UK energy suppliers was raising their charges by up to 27%.  Interestingly enough, a representative from this same supplier visited my doorstep a couple of months ago explaining the benefits … Continue reading

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Creativity – My Passion

Anyone who reads my ramblings will pick up that there are certain passions in my life … music being one and creativity being another. I saw a video some time ago which left me feeling exhilarated but also challenged and … Continue reading

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