As a visually-impaired person with periodic bouts of blindness, I have been through this sort of thing, also. Presently I am seeking help from the blind agency in Oregon to get some more education and to turn this blog into a small business. When I lived in Washington State the blind agency there funded a second bachelor degree and an MA degree when I could no longer work as a Certified Public (Chartered) Accountant. My vision back then was better than it is now.
Permanently prohibited from driving in a community that has no weekend or holiday bus service means a lot of time at home reading and surfing the Web. The periodic bouts of legal blindness in my left, reading, eye and the retinal and corneal scars in my right eye makes it necessary to watch traffic flows and pedestrian movements in order to cross streets safely. I have a plethora of low-vision aides and reading glasses to help me shop. Sometimes I will walk by friends and acquaintances in public and ignore them. I too have difficulty seeing faces. Name tags are too small. I try to remember voices.
My Internet devices consist of a laptop, large-screen monitor, and an IPad. The IPad is the best thing for me to use for reading and writing, because I can hold it right in front of my face. For reading printed matter I was very fortunate to buy an old-technology, cathode-ray tube, black and white Telesensory print magnifier. If I put the Ipad on the movable tray, I can read from it without reading glasses. (These devices are very expensive new and low-vision agencies don’t provide them for low-income persons.)
Being “blind” has an on-or-off ring to it. Totally blind persons exist and whether or not they were blind from birth can play into how they will navigate in society. Visual impairment describes the rest of us “blind” persons and the tasks we are faced with in order to function safely and productively. For the most part we are not lazy people gaming the system.
Stop British anti-disabled fit-for-work tests, even Conservative says
This video from Britain says about itself: Blind man Tony Harris told he is fit for work 3 January 2013 Blind man Tony Harris told he is fit for work As the UK government continues to reform the welfare system, a 52-year-old man registered blind since he was 16 has been telling BBC Wales how […]
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Roberta A Westerberg, MA *Skickat från min svenska IPad.🇸🇪