I was born blind with Lebers Congenital Amaurosis, a rare inherited form of blindness. I've travelled fairly extensively, including living in Spain, Colombia and the United States (I'm from the UK).

AMA.

For proof here's my social media Twitter: http://twitter.com/catchthesewords YouTube: http://youtube.com/c/catchthesewords

More information about me for proof: https://www.linkedin.com/in/holly-scott-gardner-84194011a/?originalSubdomain=uk

https://cocenter.org/catch-these-words-meet-current-student-holly-scott-gardner-words-worthy-of-catching-catchthesewords/

http://holman.lighthouse-sf.org/2019/holly-scott-gardner/

Yes blind people can use computers.

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knobby_672584 karma

When I imagine something in my mind I see images. When you imagine something what are your thought processes?

CatchTheseWords3067 karma

It depends. Mostly tactile, unless it's something like a flower or food in which case I think of smell or taste.

EramSumEro1226 karma

Have you ever experimented with psychedelics? If so, what was your experience like?

CatchTheseWords2334 karma

I have. It was extremely weird. I felt like I could feel time, as though it had a physical manifestation. And I felt like I had achieved a higher sense of purpose and knowledge.

Rusty_The_Taxman396 karma

That's an incredibly interesting answer. Thanks for that insight! Out of interest was it mushrooms or LSD?

CatchTheseWords325 karma

LSD. Never tried shrooms.

unied33331 karma

When I read your post, I immediately thought of this thread which I had read earlier about a person blind from birth who experienced dmt for the first time. Would you be interested in trying dmt ever?

CatchTheseWords26 karma

Sure, why not.

BuyingThiccGf1219 karma

I have RP ( Retinitis Pigmentosa ), so I am slowly going blind. And mental health tips?? :)

CatchTheseWords1951 karma

Hey, LCA is very similar to RP in terms of what it does to our eyes, we're just born blind. My best advice is to reach out to the blind community, especially in your local area if possible. Your blind friends can give you advice, they can teach you things, but they can also empathise when that's what you need. But keep your connections with sighted friends too, because they are just as great. Don't give up on your goals, look at them as an opportunity to learn something. By that I mean if you want to get a particular job, find out how other blind people do it and learn those skills. If you feel like you need professional mental health support there's no shame in getting it either. It is possible to go through this and come out the other side.

Doogle17751186 karma

Do you have an understanding of color? Or is that just an unknown concept to you?

CatchTheseWords2029 karma

It's unknown. I can learn facts about colour and the science behind it, but I'll never actually understand it in the way someone who can see does.

Grudge7021004 karma

What is one thing you wish everyone knew about being blind?

CatchTheseWords2227 karma

That I'm still an adult. I can make the same choices about my life as other people. This includes where I go and what I do, and whether I do or don't want help. It's often forced on me.

katerade999966 karma

I hope this doesn’t sound rude but I’m unsure how to word it. Do you think you have a good grasp on what you look like? Do you ever wish you could see yourself?

Edit: I’ve never gotten this many upvotes before thanks strangers!

CatchTheseWords1421 karma

Kind of. I think for me it's the hardest part about my blindness. I know facts about my appearance, but there will always be that extra layer that I don't have, something everyone else gets to see that I don't. My knowledge of my appearance is always filtered through the eyes of others.

AnAmericanWerewolf11958 karma

What is your favorite sound?

CatchTheseWords1870 karma

Great question, maybe the sound of wind in the trees, but especially at night, combined with the smell.

Konstantynopolitancz816 karma

I've spent some time as a software developer trying to make my software accessible. Are there any common mistakes in "accessible" software that makes it hard to navigate via screen readers? Is there any type of accessibility software that doesn't exist yet, that should?

Where is the first place you want to travel once this pandemic bullshit blows over?

CatchTheseWords722 karma

I think the hardest thing is when buttons aren't labeled correctly to interact with a screenreader. Though honestly I'm not a developer, good accessibility testing is really crucial. And as for travel...I'm not sure, I want to go back to the United States to visit friends, but we'll see.

poka594777 karma

I once watched a documentary on a young man who learned to navigate by using clicking sounds and hearing the echoes, and was tested to have a high degree of accuracy. Do you have any similar experience, say hearing a noise coming from a building to know you’re close?

CatchTheseWords1242 karma

Sure, most blind people use echo location, or flash sonar, to some degree. Much of it is passive, so the echo my cane makes when it taps something. I can gather a lot of information through that.

dickwheat706 karma

What non visual things equivalent to body language do you notice about people when you first meet them?

CatchTheseWords1033 karma

Speech patterns are a big giveaway regarding a persons emotional state. But I do think I miss out on some information because I don't see body language, particularly if I'm the only blind person in the room.

TophatDevilsSon195 karma

How are social cues different with an all blind group versus a sighted or mixed group?

CatchTheseWords315 karma

When it's all blind people we tend to vocalise things more. There's no non-visual communication, so we're going to verbalise something if we want people to know. In a mixed group I might miss out on whole conversations because they take place through body language only.

ibn_559 karma

Do you know when a room is bright or dark?

CatchTheseWords844 karma

I have a small amount of light perception, so yes. But people who can't see light can use apps or small devices to tell whether the lights are on.

gryzzldump495 karma

What ways have you been able to express yourself creatively? My father recently lost his sight and this has been a struggle for him.

CatchTheseWords518 karma

I love to write, but I know a lot of blind people who enjoy tactile art. I'm just not really in to it.

AydenClay395 karma

Hi CatchTheseWords! How do you find blind people are treated in society? What can people do to make the life of blind people on society more comfortable?

CatchTheseWords732 karma

Often we're treated like we are less capable, almost like children. I've even been in a situation where a child is given more responsibility than me. The biggest thing is to respect that we are adults, we have skills and can contribute.

CornPopsWorstFear386 karma

Is it true you can recognize faces by feeling them?

CatchTheseWords1127 karma

I've never tried. It would be very creepy and invasive to touch someones face, and would make me very uncomfortable. It's just a trope you see on tv.

lapzkauz345 karma

What are your dreams like?

CatchTheseWords705 karma

I dream very much as I live. My dreams consist of sound, smell, taste and touch.

melonkoli311 karma

How do you think your life would be different if you developed blindness later on in life rather than being born with it?

CatchTheseWords687 karma

Quite a few of my students, and also friends have lost their sight. I think you go through a different adjustment, because you're grieving a loss. I was born blind, I didn't lose anything and so I don't feel the loss in the same way. You'd have to relearn many skills that you had before, such as learning how to cook and travel as a blind person. But you'd also have visual memory and a visual understanding of the world that I don't have.

ArchiveSQ265 karma

What is your primary form of entertainment? Of course I know that blind people still have television with descriptive audio, but do you enjoy this? Or are you more for music? Thank you for this chance to ask these questions!

CatchTheseWords405 karma

Primary would be books. I love music and tv, but there's nothing like a book for me.

Nocturnalshadow258 karma

Does it suck having to touch things to read braille during a pandemic?

CatchTheseWords348 karma

Kind of. I'm not really enthusiastic about having to read the braille on the buttons of lifts. But then that's the same for anyone pressing the button. I just make sure to wash my hands a lot.

DrSteveChipperson241 karma

Are you a fan of roller coasters?

CatchTheseWords334 karma

They're pretty fun.

mattex456238 karma

What do you imagine seeing is like?

CatchTheseWords589 karma

I don't. It's a totally unknown concept so it's impossible for me to imagine it.

Bilal2toka228 karma

What's one thing you wish people would stop asking you about?

CatchTheseWords527 karma

On or offline. Online, how are you even blind if you're using a computer. Offline, so when are you getting a guide dog?

Proxx-214 karma

What is your hardest daily task?

CatchTheseWords482 karma

Mostly visual content creation. I create YouTube videos and write a blog, but part of that is knowing the angle of my camera, and where to place images in a post. It's a headache.

blueshitstorm208 karma

How do you know when to stop wiping? I know it’s a popular question but I’ve never gotten a real answer

CatchTheseWords435 karma

It's just something you learn when you're a really small child? Honestly I'm baffled, do sighted people need to look? That seems...like an over-reliance on vision.

Huruukko194 karma

I am curious how do you navigate outside? I get frequently lost in my home city even with a perfect eyesight (and no innate bump of direction) 😄

CatchTheseWords304 karma

I travel using a long white cane, which I use to detect things like steps and different surfaces. I use the information around me, such as listening to traffic patterns and other environmental sounds. I might also use gps technology and apps that will show me things like the bus schedule.

TrapperJon180 karma

DO YOU FIND THAT PEOPLE TEND TO YELL WHEN TALKING TO YOU EVEN THOUGH YOU ARE BLIND AND NOT DEAF?

CatchTheseWords192 karma

Sometimes, or they speak really slowly. Or put on a tone of voice like they might with a baby or puppy.

diego-d177 karma

How you know if you look presentable before you leave for the morning?

CatchTheseWords375 karma

Mostly by learning strategies like what colours go together, and how my hair feels when it's neat and tidy. If I'm unsure, I might use a service like Aira which provides visual interpreting through the camera on my phone to check.

I_am_Errer166 karma

How do you perceive colours when reading or hearing about them?

CatchTheseWords454 karma

I don't. They're an abstract concept and don't really interest me. I have to know about them for the sake of others.

pissbeard157 karma

As someone who makes websites, what can I do to make it easier for a blind person to use websites I make? What are common issues that annoy you?

CatchTheseWords293 karma

Comprehensive accessibility testing is important and complying with web accessibility guidelines. But a big problem for me is images that aren't tagged with alt text.

dayankuo234156 karma

What is your career of choice? and what other careers are there for people who are blind/visually impaired?

CatchTheseWords386 karma

I just qualified as a rehabilitation teacher, working with blind people who have lost their vision. But I'm going back to university to get a masters degree in social and public policy. I'd like to get a PHD and work in academia, but we'll see. Almost any career is open to people who are blind. I know blind lawyers, accountants, teachers, artists, software developers, physiotherapists...

vault151139 karma

If you could pick one thing to see, what would it be?

CatchTheseWords310 karma

I'm not sure. Because I've always been blind, I'm not sure my brain would even be able to interpret that visual information.

cheezbrgr136 karma

Is it true that if you lose one sense, your other 4 are enhanced? If so, can you feel a higher sense of smell, sound, etc?

CatchTheseWords361 karma

It's not true. I pay attention to my other senses more, so I may notice sounds you don't, but my hearing is technically no better.

DrAA_127 karma

There are a few clinical trials assessing the efficacy of new treatments for LCA. Are you part of any or considered any?

If you were aware and chose not to, any reason why not in particular?

CatchTheseWords459 karma

This is such a great question. I personally don't want to be part of a trial, or even accept a cure if it becomes available. By this point I'm hard wired to be a blind person. The brains of congenitally blind people develop differently, and the thought of adding in all the sensory input from sight is quite disturbing. I'm in favour of treatments being developed to give people a choice, but it must be that, a choice. My concern is that in the future we will live in a society where if someone doesn't take the treatment, access to things like disabled student support services will then be removed, because the government will put the financial responsibility on the person for continuing to choose to be blind.

Of course, none of us know if this will happen or not but it is a worry. It's one of the many reasons why I focus so heavily on the need for universal design. If we build systems that are accessible to everyone, disabled people won't have to rely so heavily on aditional support in order to access things like university.

graciep11124 karma

Can you picture shapes after feeling them? Like if you picked up a bottle or something and felt where the edges on it are and the overall shape could you picture it in your mind? Kinda like drawing it out in your brain? Idk

CatchTheseWords289 karma

No, I have no concept of vision so this isn't possible. I would imagine what it felt like in my hands.

Careful-Lobster118 karma

This might sound stupid, but: How did you find out that other people could see? And when/how did you started to conceptually understand a little bit what that meant? I mean as a small child you just live as you know it, but at some point life forces you to become aware that others around you read the world really differently.

CatchTheseWords127 karma

I think I realised very early on, because I learnt that I could demand information from others. But the implications of what that meant for me and my future probably took a while to sink in. There wasn't a moment in which I realised, in my mind I've always known, but throughout the years different experiences taught me what impact it had. Particularly in relation to how other people responded to me.

calypsopub99 karma

I am slowly losing my sight due to two inherited conditions. I'm trying to adjust my life and thinking now for the eventuality. It's really silly, but my greatest fear about not being able to see is not knowing if I am about to touch a spider. Do you feel hesitant about reaching out because of similar fears?

CatchTheseWords88 karma

Sometimes at night, or if I'm searching in the garage for something. But in general no.

FrozenMongoose90 karma

Are there any TV shows or movies you like to listen to?

Have you listened to the tv show, Avatar The Last Airbender on netflix? One of the main characters is blind and in the show her blindness is shown as a strength, as she is one of the best of her fighting styles in the world because of her blindness.

CatchTheseWords80 karma

I do watch tv, but I haven't seen that one. I'll have to check it out.

senorsmartpantalones88 karma

Have you dated much? Do you think you would prefer or avoid dating another blind person?

CatchTheseWords207 karma

I have dated. I've actually never dated a sighted person. Like most people I can say I've had both good and bad experiences. I would be open to dating either a blind or sighted person, who they are is more important than whether they can see or not.

FN-STAK87 karma

Whats the question you're most tired of hearing?

CatchTheseWords219 karma

So many. How can you even use a computer? When are you getting a guide dog? How many fingers am I holding up? I get that one less often now I'm older but it happened a lot in school.

danielsonnn86 karma

Do you have any kind of visual sensations when you're dreaming? Have you ever taken a psychedelic drug and "seen" any hallucinations? This topic fascinates me. Also, what sort of entertainment do you enjoy? Most forms of entertainment that I enjoy rely on visual stimulation. Are you into music? Who are some of your favorite artists?

CatchTheseWords115 karma

I dream as I live, so with my other senses. I didn't experience anything visual, just auditory and also I felt like time had a physical manifestation. Was a weird experience. I like watching films and tv and also reading a lot. For visual media like films I use audio description, which is an aditional audio track that describes visual actions.

a_nice_function83 karma

What's the correct way to approach a blind individual without scaring them?

CatchTheseWords133 karma

I think if you just walk up and say hi and identify yourself it's fine. I'm only startled if someone creeps up, or I'm not expecting anyone to be in a room.

Jester7678 karma

what's your earliest childhood memory? Appropriately how old were you at the time?

CatchTheseWords231 karma

Walking across the stage in a Christmas production at my pre-school. I remember running my hand along the curtain. I must have been around 3.

Stupord77 karma

What makes you the most scared?

CatchTheseWords199 karma

Spiders maybe? I'm a wimp.

greenlightabove64 karma

Are there jokes about sighted people? If so, can you share some of your favourites?

CatchTheseWords113 karma

I'm not sure if there are, but there should be.

lsdc22154 karma

Can you still enjoy movies or tv shows?

CatchTheseWords86 karma

Sure, using audio description.

Trayden_the_King54 karma

Does being blind sometimes helps in a daily life?

CatchTheseWords114 karma

I think it's made my life more interesting. I know people all over the world because I met other blind people online. Sure, sighted people meet people online too, but there's no way of knowing if I would have if I could see. I travelled abroad alone for the first time to meet blind friends, which made me love travelling so then led to all the other things I've done. In daily life I'm not sure it makes a huge difference to me, but I do think it's resulted in me having some cool experiences.

djbummy53 karma

Have you ever tried psychedelics? Or any kind of drug? If so how would you describe your experience? I’ve read some psychedelic experiences of blind people but almost all of them were people who became blind in life so they had a concept of vision. It would be interesting hearing from someone who has never seen anything in their life.

CatchTheseWords98 karma

Yeah, it was all auditory and physical sensations. I really enjoyed talking to and petting my dog, and music was very intense.

keerthivas123153 karma

Which country is the best for a blind person to live in? It said you travel a lot so I thought you would know more about the procedures other countries have.

CatchTheseWords88 karma

I don't think there's one country that's best. Honestly I think a blind person should live where they want, and not base it around blindness. However, I do think living in a country with anti-discrimination laws, where you know you have a legal right to access education and employment, can help.

Tobberd53 karma

Do you prefer to keep your eyelids open when you're awake?

CatchTheseWords88 karma

I do, though it's not really a preference, just something I naturally do.

FrickinAnxiousMonkey47 karma

Idk if this is too much to ask, but how do you know/confirm when your period comes?

CatchTheseWords85 karma

I track them in the health app on my phone. But I've also learnt to pick up on signs that tend to come before a period, like changes in mood etc. And then I might start wearing a pad a few days before just in case.

wutang_7243 karma

How did you type all this?

CatchTheseWords111 karma

I can touch type. It's an essential skill.

AndrewCoja39 karma

What is your concept of large objects? For example, are able to imagine an entire car at once like someone with sight can? I saw a video of a blind youtuber and he was unable to recognize what a toy car was by feeling it because he only ever touches a small portion of cars he comes in contact with, so he is unable to get an idea of what the whole thing looks like, so to speak.

CatchTheseWords62 karma

I grew up playing with toys, so I'd recognise something like a car because I've touched the real thing, but also the toys. But if you showed me a model of a famous landmark I'd probably have no idea what it was.

hey_look137 karma

What do you like to do for fun?

CatchTheseWords78 karma

It depends. Go out with friends to restaurants or bars, read, watch films, go hiking, ice skate.

twistedknapp874333 karma

What do you think of when you "picture" someone? Their voice? Do you have people describe themselves?

CatchTheseWords65 karma

Sometimes. If i'm interested in a person I might ask others what they look like. But often it's not something that I think about.

Mitchmeow32 karma

Sorry Reddit gave you a hard time about providing proof. My mom is legally blind, but she can still see light and dark and can get close to decent vision with the help of some specially made contacts and the thickest glasses I've ever seen. Do you have any vision at all? Is there any sort of contention between "legally blind" people who can still see and totally blind people?

Thank you for doing this AMA, I think that awareness is super important and it can really only come from a firsthand source.

CatchTheseWords40 karma

It's ok, they accepted another method of proof. And I think there can be but there shouldn't be. Ultimately we belong to the same community and should be there to support one another. I do have light perception, but I'm unable to see colours or shapes, so it really is just light and dark.

luguxd30 karma

If you could see for a day, would you do it? Is there any special place in your mind which you are curious about how it looks? Thanks for doing this!

CatchTheseWords109 karma

I imagine seeing would be very stressful and overwhelming, as my brain has adapted to being blind. Maybe for a day, but I wouldn't take a cure.

fragglerawks30 karma

I'm a dental hygiene student and I have to take dental x-rays of a blind patient tomorrow. Its only my second time taking x-rays and first time ever working with( or meeting) a blind patient. What are some things I should do to make the appointment most comfortable for them?

CatchTheseWords44 karma

Honestly the best thing you can do is to ask them if there's anything specific they'd like you to do. My needs may not be the same as there's. For example some blind people would want to receive human guide around the room, but I would be happy to follow someone and use my cane.

SlicedBananas29 karma

What is one thing you’d like to know about seeing or sight?

CatchTheseWords46 karma

I'm not sure of one thing. I just love learning new things. So it's always interesting when someone gives me information I would never have known otherwise.

WizardMetal28 karma

What's the most common thing sighted people do for you that they don't necessarily have to?

CatchTheseWords50 karma

Rush to grab and help me. Which is really not helpful!

choclopataco28 karma

Serious question:

What do you think about children learning Braille? Personally I am for it because it helps develop their literacy skills in a way that speak to text technology does not.

Your writing skills are excellent. Did you learn to read/ write Braille? What is your opinion for the next generation of blind people? If you did not learn how to read/ write through Braille, how did you develop your skills?

CatchTheseWords42 karma

It's vital if a child is born blind or loses their vision early on. It's critical if they are going to develop really strong literacy skills. I understand blind people who choose not to use it in the workplace, but it should always be a choice, rather than them not being able to use it because nobody taught them.

I've noticed that there's a cutoff point where my spelling gets worse. Usually it's when I haven't read about a topic in braille, so I'm missing the spellings of area-specific language. This is why I use refreshable braille as well so that I can access electronic text in braille and still develop those skills.

N7Greenfire26 karma

How do you form mental images of people?

Do you ever ask to touch a coworker/friend's face like portrayed in popculture?

CatchTheseWords71 karma

I tend to gather information. You can tell how tall someone is by where there voice is, for example. But honestly unless I'm interested in the person I don't tend to think about it. And I don't know of any blind people who actually touch faces.

atlienk25 karma

What technology has helped or hindered you the most as you’ve grown up?

CatchTheseWords90 karma

I think having access to a smartphone. I can read books, scan the packaging on food, read my mail, easily communicate with friends by text, use gps etc. And I can use a product out of the box, without having to buy aditional software. The economic cost of having a disability is huge, so when technology includes built in accessibility features it helps remove some of those economic barriers. We must invest in accessible tech, rather than specialised devices which cost thousands and have a small market.

souppanda24 karma

Does Reddit have a feature that tells you how many upvotes you’re getting?

CatchTheseWords44 karma

It does, yeah.

Andromeda3923 karma

What was it like living in Spain and Colombia?

CatchTheseWords74 karma

It was great. Spain was hard because it was my first time living in another country and I wasn't very outgoing. But living in Colombia was one of the best years of my life. I made a lot of friends and was able to travel a lot. It changed my perspective on many things, and made me realise that if I push myself, I can actually have great experiences.

jrm100021 karma

I didn't see this asked yet, but what are your dreams like?

CatchTheseWords32 karma

Very much the same as my general life. I dream with sound, touch, smell and taste.

SirChangalot18 karma

Do you like puppies?

CatchTheseWords23 karma

I do.

alcure9817 karma

How are you going to know what I've asked in this question?

CatchTheseWords69 karma

The same way I wrote my original post.....

luxias7717 karma

How did you feel when your parents told you you were blind?

CatchTheseWords45 karma

I was diagnosed when I was 8 months old, so I grew up knowing I was blind. It was something we've always been very open about. My understanding of what it meant to be a blind person definitely developed over the years, but there wasn't a specific moment when someone told me I was blind.

ProfessorCoffins13 karma

What words are the worst/most often mispronounced for computers to dictate back to you?

CatchTheseWords20 karma

Usually just bad spelling. I can't think of any specific words.

McGlowSticks13 karma

Whats is it like walking to where you need to go, like how do you go about efficiently while using things such as a mobility cane, or any other method to make sure you are not bumping into things?

CatchTheseWords25 karma

I use a long white cane so that I can travel safely.

Huntforredapril9 karma

Do you experience any visuals in your mind? For example, like when you dream?

CatchTheseWords17 karma

I don't. I've never been able to see so this is impossible for me.

Kardaun9 karma

What is something you wish everyone understood about what it’s like to go through the world without sight?

CatchTheseWords42 karma

That really, my life isn't all that different. I may approach tasks in a different way and I require things to be accessible to me. But I am capable of employment, of starting a family, of working towards my goals.

BernedTendies7 karma

What is it like being sexually intimate with someone? Do you think it's less appealing to you if it's impossible to see the person or the actions?

CatchTheseWords14 karma

I've never been able to see, so I can't make a comparrison. But I feel like my sex life can be pretty great, like anyone I've had good and bad experiences.

raziael19006 karma

Is sex more intense for you? And do you have sex with other blind people, if not how does it feel when you cant see the other person but he can see you naked?

CatchTheseWords3 karma

It honestly depends who I'm having sex with. I don't really worry if they can see me and I can't. I've had good and bad experiences, with both blind nad sighted people.

6handbanana6 karma

Would you consider trying psychedelics and reporting back your experiences?

CatchTheseWords12 karma

I've tried them before. Really weird, honestly. Mostly auditory but also some physical sensations.

Hy0ko4 karma

I'm actually curious about how Blind People can use computers and how you can read our questions. I'm guessing a special machine is involved, but how does it work ?

CatchTheseWords5 karma

I use a screenreader, a piece of software that uses synthesised speech to read out what's on the screen. I also touch type and navigate using a keyboard instead of the mouse.

Mcginnis3 karma

Do you use a smartphone? These days image processing is getting more and more powerful, so you can point your phone at something and it will tell you what its looking at. Do you use something like that?

Also, when I see a blind person in the street, or the sidewalk more accurately, I always want to offer to help them. What's the best way to do so? "Hey blind man, do you need help" ?

CatchTheseWords7 karma

I do, but usually for reading printed text like my mail.

If you want to offer help you can just approach and say something like "excuse me, do you need any help?" or "can I give you some assistance?" But always accept the answer you are given. If we say no, we're good and we really don't need the help.

czarnick1233 karma

Have you ever fired a firearm or played with a sword?

CatchTheseWords4 karma

I haven't. I considered going to a shooting range when I lived in the US but never did.

georgebool01013 karma

How do you perceive colours when you haven't seen them? When someone says "I have a red car", what do you imagine?

CatchTheseWords8 karma

I don't, I just accept it as a fact and file it away.

diego-d2 karma

Looks like the mods want proof. How do you plan to do this blind?

CatchTheseWords4 karma

I'm not sure how to submit proof to them? I have all my documentation if they want it!

tffy2 karma

Why did the moderators remove this? u/mmm_toasty could you perchance let us know?

CatchTheseWords11 karma

Because I can't hold up a sign with my username...because obviously I can't write. Unless they want it in braille?

Yomicon2 karma

What is it like to move around. Is it hard and do you feel out a room as you walk through it?

CatchTheseWords3 karma

It's not hard because I've always been blind so know how to navigate as a blind person. When outside I travel using a white cane, this is also true if I'm inside buildings like shops etc. But if I'm at my house or friends houses I just walk around and learn where things are.

Wolfandhusky122 karma

If you could tell the world one thing what would it be?

CatchTheseWords19 karma

About blindness? Treat me like any other adult.

Not about blindness. Use your vote.

M00NCREST1 karma

how do blind people use computers? Do you have a special auditory interface?

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We use a piece of software called a screen-reader.