IamA Legally blind woman that uses amazing new tech to see. AMA!
My short bio: I lost my vision was I was a child due to Stargardt's Disease: a juvenile form of macular degeneration. I now use a really cool new technology--called eSight--that lets me see; it's kind of like Geordi La Forge. My life has totally changed since then (I can actually see my sons' faces!).
I've also worked with other blind people all across Canada and I'm happy to talk about my experiences in the community, what it's like to be blind, and how technology is changing lives for people like me. AMA!
My Proof: Me: http://i.imgur.com/KRcDDZB.jpg
I recently created a site about myself and my sister (who is also blind) that helps raise awareness and funds for the blind community. Check it out at www.MakeBlindnessHistory.com.
My personal blog has some interesting stories about my life being visually impaired and what it's like being a blind artist: http://www.yvonnefelixartwork.com/apps/blog/
I've also been covered a fair bit in traditional media, here's just one example (this one profiling my family too): http://www.thestar.com/life/parent/2013/10/07/hamilton_mom_and_artist_hasnt_let_vision_loss_get_in_her_way_how_she_does_it.html
Thanks everyone who participated. It was a pleasure to help people better understand blindness and the technology I use. I'd really appreciate it if people would check out MakeBlindnessHistory.com because I'm working very hard to help others using that platform.
Have a great afternoon!