About Me

Hey there, thank you for stopping by! 🙂

My name is Glen, and I am a visually impaired blogger and Youtuber based in London. You can also find me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram. I post about my experiences as a disabled person, my adventures and discoveries in London and beyond, and other things that I enjoy. All opinions expressed are my own (see my disclaimer).

I have 2 eye conditions – Aniridia (which makes me overly sensitive to glare and bright sunlight) and Nystagmus (which gives me shaky eyes, making it hard to focus on things unless they’re close up or enlarged). I’ve had them since birth, so my vision seems normal to me, and they haven’t stopped me living a full and happy life.

I enjoy socialising and meeting new people, I regularly go out and about, and I’m a culture vulture (meaning I love theatre, concerts, museums, etc), I also enjoy classic rock and pop music (60s-80s in particular), comedy, sci-fi & fantasy, and games & quizzes. And in professional terms, I’m a university graduate, and I’ve been working as an IT developer in the printing sector for well over a decade.

So please enjoy looking around, there should be something for everyone:

  • If you’re visually impaired or disabled, or you look after any disabled people, I hope my experiences are of some interest and support to you.
  • If you’re not disabled, I hope my disability posts help to clear up some false assumptions and misconceptions, and give you some useful insights and advice.
  • And apart from that, I hope you find things in my travel adventures and entertainment tastes that you enjoy.

Do feel free to comment on my posts and videos with any respectful opinions, questions or suggestions you may have. Or if you’d rather chat in private, there are other ways to contact me.

6 thoughts on “About Me”

  1. Hi Glen —

    I found your blog through Aniridia Network UK. Our daughter, Ruby (6 months old) was born with Aniridia, Nystagmus, Glaucoma, Foveal Hypoplasia, and Cataracts in both eyes. It’s so encouraging to read about your story. So often the first response it to focus on the disability — what Ruby won’t see or do — but doing so is one dimensional. There are so many other things about her that will have much more influence on who she becomes and what she chooses to do in life, as is apparent in your story too. Thank you for sharing your abilities and talents with the world.

    I just spent some time going through and subscribing to many of your recommended blogs — thanks for those too!

    We’ve started our own blog – https://rarestruby.wordpress.com/ (obviously the parent’s perspective — Ruby’s not quite proficient at typing yet ;)).

    Happy to “meet” you!

    – Sarah (from Canada)

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    1. Thank you Sarah, lovely to meet you too! 🙂 You’re very correct in what you say – people do tend to focus on the negatives when they hear words like ‘disability’ and ‘impairment’, and it’s easy to forget that there’s still plenty the person CAN do. Just because a condition makes it trickier to do certain things, it doesn’t mean you can’t adapt, especially with technology as advanced as it is these days. And if certain things do prove to be impossible for Ruby, there are still plenty of other things that she can do. Having a sight problem need not stop you from being a human being and living a successful life.

      I’m not saying Ruby’s journey will be trouble-free – of course there will be bumps in the road for her and for you, which will make it hard sometimes. It’s inevitable when your child needs additional help and support like that. But if you all have a good support network around you, and a generally positive and persistent attitude, you’ll be fine. I’m following your blog now, it’ll be interesting to read about Ruby’s journey. I hope it goes well for all of you. 🙂


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