My name is Holly, I’m 22 years old and I’m the author of the blog Life of a Blind Girl. Aside from blogging and working, I love reading a good book, seeing my friends and family, watching a bit of tv/YouTube and love going to concerts. As you can tell from the title of my… Continue reading Holly’s guide to gigs & concerts
Note: I was asked by Amy a while back to write about technology and it’s uses for blind people. This is the first in these series of posts. I’d love to say that being blind is easy, but I’d be lying. Being blind is hard, especially for someone whose vision was more or less normal… Continue reading How do blind people use computers?
So in this post I want to tell you about my experience of applying for a Guide Dog. Guide Dogs as an organisation has had an amazing impact on my life over the last year. The London mobility team have been essential in supporting me and helped me reclaim so much confidence and independence! Please… Continue reading Applying for a Guide Dog
I was born visually impaired and although I have faced a fair few challenges, my disability hasn't stopped me achieving my goals. However, there has always been something I have desperately wanted to do but haven't been allowed. Drive a car. I didn't really understand my visual impairment as a child. I knew I had… Continue reading Mind your blind spot!
The best thing about using a cane is that it helps me find stuff before I bump into it. However, when I'm travelling around London, there is a lot of stuff to avoid bumping into! One of my biggest problems is street clutter. What is street clutter? Well it's different to street furniture like lamp… Continue reading Street Clutter
Many of you will be familiar with my #JustAskDontGrab campaign. I share my experiences of people who grab, push, pull and generally touch me without my consent under the promise of offering 'help'. Check out my Just Ask Don't Grab article for more on this campaign. Today I wanted to share the best practice, the helping… Continue reading The best kind of help
I started using a long white cane in September 2017. Although I was born with sight loss, it took me 28 years to realise that a long white cane was the solution to so many problems. I used to think that canes were only for totally blind people. I thought because I was registered partially… Continue reading Introducing my cane