Monthly Archives: November 2014

Smellacious Gardens Oh You Blind

I refreshed my potpourri with lavender just yesterday, and was suddenly telewafted back to a garden for the blind, a little garden I once knew well. I think it was called a ‘Fragrant Garden for the Blind’ or something like … Continue reading

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I Sang In My Chains, Like the Sea

In a couple of days I’m giving a talk on studying with visual disability. My credentials are I’m a teacher with visual disability. The accident that happened just over a year ago left me without half my vision. I guess … Continue reading

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Talking Signs, Windchimes

Finding the way around is one of the greatest challenges people with impaired vision face. It’s often called navigation, as though we are ships negotiating tricky rocks in a fog. The parallel is quite a good one, and like ships … Continue reading

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Readangularity

  A year ago a vision specialist said: “You won’t be able to read again”. I had suddenly (i.e. over half an hour) acquired homonymous hemianopia (HH). This means you’ve lost sidewards vision, either left or right. So I was … Continue reading

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