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.
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 I am in the process of registering the company name Well Eye Never as a sole trader for this purpose. In this capacity I provide a couple of services:
- Support Work – I am a part-time support worker for my blind journalist friend Emily Davison, who works for Newsquest and writes her personal blog Fashioneyesta. I enable her to do her job by assisting with note taking, transcriptions, information gathering, proofreading, etc. My time and effort is 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 previously worked with various museums, theatres, broadcasters, researchers and disability support 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.
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- 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.
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