I Am Blind

Personal Stories, Advice, and Support 67 People

    A Poem

    To look at a book.To look in side.Oh what a life that would be.To go ho ho ho at a funny part.Oh what a life that would be.But you can not tell what life will bring.No people can tell.To look at black and to not know what its like.Oh oh oh what a life it would be.
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    1 Response Dec 30, 2010

    Introduction Here is a little more about

    myself. I have a computer thing called " jaws" that reads the screen for me and lets me type. It is pretty awesome. I am 20, and I'm September I going to college, after a year or so recovering from being hurt. The summer after I finished high school I was all set to start...
    Rebecca1995 Rebecca1995
    22-25, F
    2 Responses Mar 23, 2015

    Hi everyone! My name is Fern

    and I am legally blind in the UK. I write a blog about living with blindness and some things I have learned throughout my life. I wanted to document some of my experiences and offer positivity and understanding to other people. I thought it might be useful and encouraging for...
    acollectionofwords acollectionofwords
    26-30, F
    2 Responses Oct 17, 2014

    Just Legally

    I seem to have adjusted I can't see things that are far away and red is a really hard color to see I can make out general shapes and outlines but details are always kind of a blur, especially with peoples faces
    holygirl135 holygirl135
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Feb 8, 2008

    I am not blind myself,

    however I am dating a blind man. He has RP, a genetic disorder that has caused him to suddenly lose his vision at the age of 22. He's now 27 and still dealing with his vision slipping. It's amazing how much he has taught me through his outlook on life and his attitude about his...
    mattihope mattihope
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Nov 11, 2014

    I've been blind since birth I love telling

    sighted people that I am blind especially when I'm talking to them on the Internet it amazes me how many people think we live in the dark ages and Don't use the Internet or any technology for that matter... If they only knew... :) surprisingly, and this may sound odd but I...
    PanamanianPenguin PanamanianPenguin
    22-25, F
    3 Responses Apr 9, 2015
    cowboyac82 cowboyac82
    31-35, M
    Mar 16, 2014

    Not intelectually, physically,

    mentally, or hearing impared. In fact, my hearing is better than most. I notice what you don't. #juststsaying
    blindangel92 blindangel92
    22-25, F
    Oct 13, 2015

    I Need Your Help.

    Ok i am bullied because i am hard of sight and so i can not tell the cops what thay look like the ones who bully me.So i can not phone the cops and so can you help me.
    2012blueboy 2012blueboy
    18-21, M
    Jun 17, 2012

    My Niece

    UPDATE: Baby Emily had brain surgery yesterday morning 3/7/08 due to her entire skull being fused together. She is doing absolutely wonderful. She is soooooo strong. She is awake, smiling and happy. I am going to add pics of her fresh out of surgery to my Emily Elizabeth folder...
    shknandstird shknandstird
    26-30, F
    6 Responses Jan 12, 2008

    I Was Blind - and It Has Taught Me So Many Things

    I guess My story is that when I was about a year old I developed cornea ulcers on the surface of my eye leaving me completely blind, a result from my condition Goldenhars syndrome...  It wasn't untill I was about 4 that they started healing, it gradually...
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    4 Responses Jul 16, 2008

    Hi guys! I am a blind college student,

    will legally be paired college student, and I figured I joined this to be able to talk about my experience as a blind person, and to give advice, and maybe to get advice! Okay, I recommend everybody learn braille, and, once you get your confidence up enough, get a cane or a dog...
    OneEyedDaydreamer OneEyedDaydreamer
    22-25, F
    Apr 20, 2015

    In and Out the Garbage Pail

    WEll, I pinched the title from Fritz Perls' book, but it just won't go away as a description of my sight and life in general.I was born with practically no sight, possibly because my Mum had rubella at the wrong time in pregnancy. Either that or it might have been the effect of X...
    batfromhell batfromhell
    1 Response Jun 20, 2008

    TO See Or Not Too See

    Blind as a bat, blind in love , blind holding a gun, and it aint fun!Blind and the whole time I can see fine and within time My vision only improves, While others only worsen!   Yes, I am blind ,, in an bind, not so kind for I am BLIND!   dO U MIND?  Find...
    jenaciesoto jenaciesoto
    26-30, F
    1 Response Dec 13, 2007

    Does this bother you?

    A lot of sighted people are bothered by my blindness.
    blindangel92 blindangel92
    22-25, F
    4 Responses Mar 20, 2015

    Blind Man.

    Hy i am blind.I go to a college for any one not just for people who cant see well.The thing is it is for day people.And i don't want to go to a college wear you have to stay.I would like to meet people who are blind or cant see that well on hear.
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    Nov 17, 2011

    I have been fully blind

    since birth I was born early due to an illness my mom had so my eyes were not developed when I was born
    ejaz1234 ejaz1234
    18-21, F
    3 Responses Jan 14, 2014

    Well... I'm Half Blind!

    My left eye has very little vision in it. I can only see fog in it, can't make out any shapes or anything like that. Reading with it is impossible and if both my eyes were that way, I'd be in serious trouble. My right eye can see, though I require glasses for that eye. It's...
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    8 Responses Jul 8, 2008

    Does Halfway Count?

    I have never been able to see out of my left eye.  I was born with cataracts over the lens of my left eye, and no one noticed until I was about 6 weeks old.  By then it was too late.  They removed the cataract with no problems, but in the first three weeks of life...
    crying1on1the1inside crying1on1the1inside
    18-21, F
    2 Responses Oct 26, 2009

    Well, I'm going back to the Alabama school

    for the blind today. I'm so not ready to have to iron my clothes for the week. :-( Its such a boring and tedious task, and they don't make it even easier by always saying "You know how to do all this," and all that, as if I know every single thing in the world. If I did, I sure...
    devinprater devinprater
    22-25, M
    Apr 21, 2014

    I have been blind since birth.

    Even though I went to normal public school, never met another blind person until I was a teenager, I am a mother and an entrepreneur, I still feel like I don't fit in this world. so what's holding me back? Is it my own insecurities or do I truly not fit in?
    Lynessence Lynessence
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Jan 28, 2015

    completely. have been

    since i was nine and got caught in a gas explosion.
    BackAgainAgain BackAgainAgain
    26-30, F
    1 Response Jul 4, 2014

    Half Blind

    i have been half blind since birth when my mum caught flu while carrying me i am blind in right eye and short sighted in left i need glasses all the time when i dont wear them everything is blurry.i manage day to day like a 'normal' person though of course i do have some...
    sweetcutie sweetcutie
    36-40, F
    2 Responses Mar 19, 2009

    Screen Reader Going Rong.

    Ok i have jaws and it went rong i was sending some one a messege and it did it 2 times i don't no what went on but do you find your screen readers going rong some times.
    2012blueboy 2012blueboy
    18-21, M
    Jun 18, 2012

    Are there any other blind people here?

    I am using a screen reader and having trouble finding stuff. I am 20 and got blinded two years ago. being blind is a very isolating experience. I'd like to meet others.
    Rebecca1995 Rebecca1995
    22-25, F
    6 Responses Mar 22, 2015

    Not Mainstream...blind Since Birth

    I have been completely blind since I was two. I am now fourteen. Before I went completely blind as a result of cataracts, I had some sight. I have Aniritia, Microalphthalmia, Oculocutanial Albinism, and a bunch of other minor stuff. I don't go to a regular school. I have gone to...
    kotori4444 kotori4444
    13-15, F
    3 Responses Dec 10, 2012

    My estranged wife just told me I had VD!

    She just finished proofing a short bio I was writing about myself. She asked why I did not include anything about my VD. Shocked, I asked what the hell she was talking about. She said because you're visually deficient! Visually deficient? I calmly told her it's VI, visually...
    Matte201422 Matte201422
    41-45, M
    May 6, 2014

    I've been blind all my life.

    I use screen readers to access computers and such, and go to a school for the blind.
    devinprater devinprater
    22-25, M
    1 Response Apr 19, 2014
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