A Blind Journalist shares 5 Tips to Keep in Mind when Working with a Blind Employee

A few accommodations can go a long way when you are seeking to include a blind or visually impaired person in the workplace.

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Lucy Edwards is a UK based broadcaster, Youtuber that also happens to be blind. She made a video discussing the accommodations that help her do her job as a journalist. I want to point out that every person that has a vision impairment is unique and may need different things. I think that this video gives a general overview of what is commonly helpful in these situations.

I hope that more workplaces will take these first steps to inclusion and consider expanding their group to include people with disabilities.

The Disability Blogger Award

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I have been nominated for the Disability Blogger Award by Amanda Gene. This award was created by Georgina from Chronillicles.

I am so thankful to Amanda for nominating me for this award, you can find her on YouTube as well.

According to the rules, as a nominee, I am to answer the questions asked by Amanda and then nominate 5 to 15 other disability bloggers and ask them to answer 5 to 15 questions.

First, here are the questions that Amanda has asked me to anser.

  1. 1. What is the current brand of phone you are using?

I am currently using a Samsung Galaxy S8.

  1. 2. What is your favorite color?

My favorite color is green.

  1. 3. Who was the last person you called?

The last person I called was my doctor.

4. Do you have any pets?

I do not have any pets.

5. If you could go forward or backward in time which direction would you choose and why?

I would like to go forward in time because I would like to see the new technology that is invented specifically for space exploration.

Here are the 5 questions for the nominees.

1. What inspired you to start your blog?

2. What is your favorite piece of technology you own?

3. What is your favorite book?

4. What do you enjoy doing for fun?

5. What advice do you have for someone that wants to start a blog?

Here are the nominees I have chosen.

1. Glen from Well Eye Never

2. Emily from Fashioneyesta

3. Maria from Girl Gone Blind

4. Ailsa from Brains on Wheels

5. Divya from My Take on Disability

I am thankful for this recognition and hope to continue to spread awareness on the topic of vision impairment and disability over all.

I Hope to Become a Freelance Writer

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I have always enjoyed writing ever since I was very young. I can remember that a story I wrote in the first grade was turned into a book for the class. I joined the writing club in the fifth grade. I began to write a lot more in middle school and high school because I had a lot of alone time at lunch.

I got a BA inPolitical Science and I had a blog for a while where I discussed issues from a conservative perspective. I have tried finding work in a traditional office setting but I quickly realized that was not the best choice for me.

I have decided to take the leap and try to become a freelance writer. I want to cover religion, disability, society and culture. I hope to write for magazines in the near future. I chose this path because it allows me to work from home and on my own time. This is also a very accessible job as I already have all the tools I need to do the job.

I will let you know how I do on this journey to self employment while having a disability. Stay tune in to find out what happens.