Category Archives: living with disability

Encouragement in Adversity

Some of the most encouraging people I meet are NOT the ones who have the answers have it all sorted who are riding success they ARE the ones who wrestle daily against sometimes seemingly impossible situations doubt that they will … Continue reading

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Who Puts The ‘Dis’ In Disability? Meet My Friend Shaun

There are some people I meet who are quite simply inspirational without trying. Take my good friend Shaun. He lives in a house with a friend, works on a farm, plays drums, enjoys a night out at a club, is … Continue reading

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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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