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.
Draining, challenging and inaccessible. That is my honest summary even after a year of practice and experience when it comes to online teaching. I am aware that there is much debate within the academy about the pedagogic benefits or downsides of teaching online. I don’t want to get into this debate; rather I want to point out what it was and is like for me: a blind academic.Continue reading “Anybody there?” – Teaching online as a blind academic →Keep reading
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
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