my blind life

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.

“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 point out what it was and is like for me: a blind academic.

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Becoming visible

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…

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