About This Blog

Collage of 9 photos of me in 2019, some with friends and some by myself. They show me admiring the view from a bridge in a park, riding on the Emirates Airline cable car, wearing my green-tinted sunglasses outside the Science Museum, posing by a red postbox in the Postal Museum and a War Horse model at the National Theatre, enjoying a pub social, giving a conference speech, eating dinner on a vintage Tube train, and appearing on 5 News on TV.

Hey there, thank you so much for stopping by! ๐Ÿ™‚ This page contains some basic information about myself and this blog, along with important disclaimers and my privacy policy.

About Me

My name is Glen, and I am a visually impaired blogger based in London. I’m a university graduate who has been working as an IT developer in the printing department of a local authority since 2004.

Here in my blog I discuss my life with sight loss, including the importance of accessibility & assistive technology. I also write a lot about the things I enjoy doing in London and beyond, includingย socialising, theatre, concerts, museums, comedy, travel, walks, classic rock & pop music, science fiction, games & quizzes, etc. I also produce related content on Youtube & Instagram, and I share updates on new content via Twitter &ย Facebook, while subscribers to this blog can also get notifications via email.

There’s a whole Topics Index mapping out my content but, to get you started, some of my favourite posts and adventures include:

So please enjoy looking around, there should be something for everyone. I hope you find my disability content educational, interesting and supportive, and you find things that appeal to you within my adventures and entertainment genres.

You’re also welcome to leave respectful comments, questions and suggestions on my content, or you can contact me directly via social media and email. I look forward to hearing from you! ๐Ÿ™‚


Disclaimers

  1. I, Glen Turner, am the creator and owner of the Well Eye Never name, branding, blog site, Youtube channel, Facebook page, Twitter feed, Instagram profile & Bloglovin’ page, including all of the content I have personally created on all of those sites (text, images, audio, video, etc). Please do not use any of my information and content without my permission and without crediting me as the source.
  2. All opinions expressed in my personal posts and videos are my own and are honest. I always have full editorial control over my content, and will only ever give positive or negative reviews at my personal discretion. I have never accepted payments or gifts to express a specific opinion, and will never do so.
  3. Advertisements are filed under the Adverts category, and are clearly marked with “AD” at the beginning of the relevant post title or section heading. They also include an explanation for transparency at the start of the body text, to indicate whether I have been paid or gifted to feature the content. I am extremely selective about featuring adverts here, only allowing them if I feel they are relevant to the themes of my blog and are suitable for my audience.
  4. Content featured here that has been created by others (e.g. third party text, images, audio, videos, links, etc) remains the property of the original authors. Their views and opinions represent their own perspectives, and do not necessarily align with my own views.
  5. All information, advice, links and other content are published on my sites in good faith, and I cannot guarantee that they are accurate or up-to-date, though I will of course endeavour to correct errors if I become aware of them. I therefore strongly urge you to do your own research and take relevant precautions as necessary for your safety. Any action you do take based on the information provided on this site, and on external sites I link to, is at your own risk.
  6. You must always consult qualified personnel for advice on medical, legal, financial and other important matters. Failure to do so, or ignoring any advice they give you, is at your own risk. I do not have sufficient knowledge or experience to advise on such matters myself, and you should never fully rely ob blogs, forums, social media, etc for that kind of information either.

Privacy Policy

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6 thoughts on “About This Blog”

  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! ๐Ÿ™‚ 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. ๐Ÿ™‚

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