About Me

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! 🙂

My name is Glen, and I’m a visually impaired blogger and Youtuber based in London. I post about my life with sight loss, the importance of accessibility & assistive technology, my adventures and discoveries in London and beyond, the entertainment I enjoy, and more.

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’m a university graduate, and I’ve been working as an IT developer in the printing sector for over 15 years. And in my spare time I enjoy socialising and meeting new people, arts & culture (theatre, concerts, museums, etc), outdoor walks, classic rock & pop music (60s-80s in particular), comedy, science fiction, and games & quizzes, all of which I regularly post about here.

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

Please do follow me on Twitter, Facebook and Instagram as well, for all my latest updates. You’re also very welcome to send me respectful comments, questions and suggestions on this blog, my social media platforms or via email. I look forward to hearing from you! 🙂

Note: All opinions expressed in this blog are my own, as stated in my disclaimer, and your data is treated respectfully as declared in my site’s privacy policy.

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)

    Liked by 1 person

    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. 🙂

      Like

Leave a Reply

Please log in using one of these methods to post your comment:

WordPress.com Logo

You are commenting using your WordPress.com account. Log Out /  Change )

Google photo

You are commenting using your Google account. Log Out /  Change )

Twitter picture

You are commenting using your Twitter account. Log Out /  Change )

Facebook photo

You are commenting using your Facebook account. Log Out /  Change )

Connecting to %s

This site uses Akismet to reduce spam. Learn how your comment data is processed.