These blog posts are all about my life as a blind woman, some of them are linked to my work as a researcher but some are not. Hopefully, they will offer you a limps into my blind life: the good, the bad, and the ugly.
Ableism is something many people outside of the disability community or those not close to it have never even heard of. Yet, it’s something we live with every day. It is everywhere and even my own children come home with it.Continue reading Ableism – it’s not a myth part 1 – even my kids are ableist →Keep reading
Inclusion sessions at management conferences are often anything but inclusive, ironic isn’t it? This post talks about some of the experiences I had as well as how to do a better job. Continue reading Do you see the irony? Inclusion and Inclusion Sessions at Conferences →Keep reading
Today is the International Day for the Rights of People with Disabilities (IDPWD). This year’s theme is “Not all disabilities are visible”. What does this mean? Well, in a narrower sense, it means that I will join the international disability pride and awareness movement by wearing purple #purpleLightUp. Even my guide dog has a little…Keep reading
A glims into an often hidden part of sight loss: eye pain and eye headaches; and what it is like working with them. Continue reading When the world is tilting, put on sunglasses →Keep reading
During an unexpected hiking adventure during a research trip, my sighted guide and I were put to the test. It raises the question of independence versus interdependence and trust and teamwork. Continue reading South Africa – an unexpected hiking adventure →Keep reading
I travel a lot for work and often take my guide dog. While everything goes smoothly most of the times, I wanted to highlight some of those times where it didn’tContinue reading “The dog cannot go on board” – challenges when flying with a guide dog →Keep reading
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