This is a collection of short stories about my experiences with my first guide dog X-Celerator whom I got from Southeastern Guide Dogs in Palmetto, Florida. I ran this story on my own blog in March of 2022 but very few people read it. Those who did read it, however, enjoyed it a lot and now that WBH has a considerably larger weekly readership, I thought I'd repost it and hope that the expanded audience will enjoy it as much as did the small number who saw it last year.
A terrific story by published blind author Abbie Johnson Taylor about celebrating her sixtieth birthday. It’s a terrific read and especially charming for those of for people of all ages.
When remote work first went mainstream back in 2020, I remember my bemusement over others’ complaints. “It’s just not the same as working in person!” … Read more
Introduction As a Cuban American whose parents emigrated from Cuba to the United States in the 1960s, visiting Cuba in 2012 was a deeply personal … Read more
A short article by Aaron about the mass exodus of blind people from Twitter to Mastodon and who is responsible for providing the leadership on this matter. It celebrates Jonathan Mosen’s efforts to lead this movement while acknowledging the roles others have played as well.
Trevor, one of our regular writers, is back with a very well researched and written piece about the social model of disability theory. He explores the model and contrasts it with other models and provides sources so the reader can dig deeper into this important topic if they are so interested.
A short update on the state of World Blind Herald and some of the things we are planning for the near term future.
In this week’s featured perspective, Nicole describes herr experience dealing with the COVID-19 pandemic and how it effected other blind people as well. It’s an interesting personal essay by a blind writer trying to get a start in the world of freelancing.
This article, written by our regular contributor and advisor Itto Outini, profiles a design specialist with a passion for accessibility. The central figure is losing her vision but she’s been involved with creating accessible designs for a long time.
Introduction I’ve lived with low vision all my life and in that time, I’ve had a multitude of questions thrown my way. Some were rational, … Read more