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The good and the brave - stand up

For anyone who has been diagnosed with an incurable condition or gotten to the stage where their existing condition has reached a milestone, it is inevitable that they will find themselves somewhere along the line in the grieving process. I am Jewish, so I told everyone that I was sitting shiva for my eyes.

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The most inaccessible shopping experience ever

It was a rainy Sunday afternoon in London and we had plans to meet up with friends for lunch on the South Bank, so we decided to take the opportunity to go into the West End and finally get the Abercrombie & Fitch hoodie that our 10 year old son had been hankering after. We had heard that the shop was uber-pretentious and were willing to endure it, but we were not at all prepared for what was to come.

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Label me human

Labels. Everybody has them. I am a woman, a wife, a mother, a business person and probably a lot of things people don’t say to my face. But since we live in a world where we use labels to describe ourselves, I now have a whole bunch of new labels in my arsenal and I am still trying to work out how to use them.

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Simple gadgets that have rocked my world

I am a geek. I love technology and I love gadgets, so when I registered blind and found out that there was a whole new world out there of gadgets ‘n’ stuff specifically designed for little old me, I was delirious. I spent countless hours trawling the internet to see what I could buy.

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Visual impairment and its day to day shenanigans

Action for Blind People blog, I started to think about how to introduce myself and realised that this is not such an easy thing to do. So, I stood in front of the mirror in the hope of getting some inspiration, got far too close in order to actually see myself and nearly broke my nose...

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