Hello there, thank you so much for stopping by! My name is Glen Turner, and I am a partially sighted support worker, accessibility advocate, culture vulture and blogger living in London.
If you wish to contact me in relation to my work or my blog, you can do so via my Twitter, Facebook & Instagram profiles or by email.
About My Work
After graduating from university in 2004, I worked as an IT developer in the printing department of a local authority for 18 years, until I became redundant due to outsourcing in September 2022.
I then began self-employment in January 2023, and have registered the company name Well Eye Never with HMRC as a sole trader. In this capacity I offer a couple of services:
- Support Work – I am a support worker for my friend Emily Davison (known for her blog Fashioneyesta), who is a journalist with Newsquest. I enable her to do her job by assisting with note taking, transcriptions, information gathering, proofreading, etc. I work 22 hours per week, funded by the government’s Access To Work scheme.
- Accessibility Consultancy – I am available to provide feedback and advice on the accessibility of websites, technology, buildings, etc, to help ensure they are suitable for visually impaired people like myself. I have worked with museums, theatres, broadcasters, researchers and disability organisations in this regard, and have made occasional media appearances to promote the importance of accessibility.
About This Blog
I started this blog in 2016 (later adding journal material from before that time), and my posts cover a wide variety of topics, in particular:
- My life with sight loss, including the importance of accessibility & assistive technology.
- The things I enjoy doing in London and beyond, including socialising, theatre, concerts, museums, stand-up comedy, travel, walks, games & quizzes, etc.
- My favourite TV programmes, radio shows, films, music, books, etc.
- Related content and updates on Youtube, Instagram, Twitter & Facebook. Subscribers to this blog can also get notifications via email.
I have often been told that my posts give welcome reassurance to disabled people and parents of disabled children, by showing that it is possible to live a full life with a visual impairment, and it helps to educate and raise awareness amongst non-disabled people.
To get you started, here are some of my favourite posts and adventures:
- Living With Aniridia & Nystagmus – An insight (pun intended) into my eye conditions.
- What Is Normal? – Documentary made by students of Met Film School.
- Media Appearances & Public Speaking – TV, radio, podcasts, speeches & more.
- iPhone 13 Accessibility & Apps – One of the major ways I use assistive technology.
- Guest Posts & Interviews – Articles that I have written or contributed to.
- Nystagmus Charity Abseil – Descending the Orbit Tower in aid of Moorfields.
- London Helicopter Ride – Soaring over the city for a friend’s birthday.
- Theatres & Concerts – Reviews of audio described performances and other shows.
- Museums & Galleries – Reviews of audio described tours and other exhibitions.
- My Monthly Favourites – Regular roundups of my activities and adventures.
So please enjoy looking around, there should be something for everyone. I hope you find my disability content educational, interesting and supportive, and that you also 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 the methods provided at the top of this post. I look forward to hearing from you! 🙂
- I, Glen Turner, am the creator and owner of the Well Eye Never name, branding, sole trader registration and this blog site, along with my profiles on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram, Bloglovin’ & Mastodon. That includes 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. The links above point to my official social media pages – thus any other profiles on those sites, or any profiles on any other sites, that purport to be me are fake.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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 on blogs, forums, social media, etc for that kind of information either.
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6 thoughts on “About Me”
Hi Glen, it’s a pleasure to meet you. I wanted to stop by to thank you for following my blog, introduce myself and check out your site. I look forward to reading your posts. ~Steph
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Thank you Steph, it’s very kind of you to comment, I hope you like what you see here. And thank you for following me back on Twitter too. 🙂
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You’re welcome Glen. I’m trying to get better at Twitter however it can be challenging at times simply because there just isn’t enough time in the day.
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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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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. 🙂
Hi, Glen Great blog and videos. We’d love you to write an article for our fortnightly digital newsletter, Focus. You can read back issues here http://us12.campaign-archive1.com/home/?u=ec5a3f7595eccb5c2a6a94134&id=51823fcb1f to get an idea of the kind of personal nystagmus story we’re looking for. Alternatively you may like to feature on our video blog. Please email us at firstname.lastname@example.org. Best wishes, Sue
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