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.
Is it all about mindset? – Interviewing while disabled
This is not a “how to” guide or the silver bullet blog post. These are my real experiences, seen through my perspective, not trying to be objective. At the end, I’ll share reflections with you in the hope that they will help you navigate the experience of interviewing while disabled.Keep reading
“Anybody there?” – Teaching online as a blind academic
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…Keep reading
There is more to me than my guide dog
This post is about being overlooked at conference as everyone only focusses on my guide dog.Keep reading
Ableism – it’s not a myth part 1 – even my kids are ableist
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.Keep reading
Do you see the irony? Inclusion and Inclusion Sessions at Conferences
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.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
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