This page contains a list of blogs, Youtube channels and other people who post about sight loss.
My Top 10 Sight Loss Blogs
- Fashioneyesta (also on Youtube & Audioboom)
Emily was a big inspiration for me to start blogging, and I’ve also met her, as we became friends when I captioned her videos. She posts about sight loss, disability, beauty, fashion and books, co-produces the Fashionability podcast, supports charity campaigns, and has been on TV and radio (including Channel 4 & RNIB Connect).
- East London Vision (also on their website & Youtube)
South East London Vision (also on their website)
I’ve enjoyed many acitivities with these social groups for the visually impaired. These and related groups in London are overseen by the Thomas Pocklington Trust (also on Youtube). Also check out the Youtube videos by Bhavini Makwana from East London Vision.
- Aniridia Network (also on Youtube)
Nystagmus Network (also on Youtube)
These are my two conditions, so I’m linking them both together here. Both charities provide key support and information for people with these conditions. I’m also doing a bit of voluntary technical work for Aniridia Network UK, in relation to social media and video editing, including for Aniridia Day.
- Extreme Dreams (also on Youtube & his public speaking site)
Dean was a member of staff at my school and is a great friend, with a wonderful sense of humour. Losing his sight spurred him on to do bigger and better things, resulting in him doing lots of extreme sports and motivational speaking. He shows that blindness isn’t a barrier to achieving your dreams, however crazy those dreams may be!
- Fern Lulham (also on her speaking & radio sites, Youtube, Podcast, Facebook & Twitter)
Fern has aniridia and nystagmus like me, and is a fantastic motivational speaker. I had the privilege of meeting her at the Aniridia Network Conference. She lives in the UK, but also appears on the Kelly & Company radio show in Canada. Her previous blogs, also worth looking through, are Treasures Of Perspective (also on Youtube) and The Smile Finders (also on Youtube).
- Molly Burke (also on her website)
Molly is a visually impaired activist, TV presenter and motivational speaker, who produces lots of amazing videos about living with a visual impairment.
- My Blurred World
A very well-written blog by Elin, with lots of interesting posts about living with visual impairment, along with beauty and fashion.
- Life Of A Blind Girl (also on Youtube)
Holly writes many great posts about living with a visual impairment and how she uses assistive technology, as well as general advocacy and education on disability, and other topics including beauty and lifestyle.
- Thinking Out Loud (also on Youtube)
Sassy is a wonderful, friendly blogger who writes about topics including living with sight loss, her love of beauty products and more. And in conjunction with Holly from Life Of A Blind Girl, she also runs the Purple Elephant Facebook group for disabled bloggers.
- How Casey Sees It
Casey makes lots of great videos about living with her visual impairment, along with general advice and opinions on various disability topics.
Other Sight Loss Bloggers
- Accessibility Insights
Laura’s reviews and recommendations on technology and devices to assist the visually impaired.
- Alex Man
Alex is blind and posts videos about accessible technology, including smart devices.
- All The Eye Things 92
Shayna’s videos about her experiences being legally blind.
- Amanda Gene
Amanda has a degree in print journalism, and writes about disability awareness, her personal life and anything else that interest her.
- Balls And Balloons
Blog by mother and wife Janelle, discussing aniridia, sight loss, sensory processing disorders, family life, activities and adventures with her children, and more.
This lady has posted a couple of videos about living with nystagmus.
- The Blind Life
Sam makes lots of great videos about assistive technology and other tips that can help make day-to-day life easier if you can’t see (formerly The Blind Spot).
- Blind Motherhood
Holly’s blog about being a visually impaired mother, wife and social worker, with technology and lifestyle articles too.
- Blind Moving On (also on Youtube)
Ashley writes a great blog about living with blindness and other aspects of her daily life.
- Blind Not Bored
Youtube channel by two visually impaired ladies, Mared and Megan. There are only a few videos here, but they’re worth watching.
Videos about visual impairment, accessible technology, unboxings and more.
- Bold Blind Beauty
Stephanae’s blog about blindness, beauty and more.
- Breaking Blind
Youtube videos by a blind lady who lives life to the full.
- Cane Adventures
Blog by Dr Amy Kavanagh on her experiences of going out and about as a visually impaired person, and raising awareness of how to interact with disabled people.
- Cane And Able
The experiences and thoughts of a visually impaired guy from the UK.
- Catch These Words (also on Youtube)
Holly posts blogs and videos about living with her visual impairment, disability awareness issues, book reviews, and her general day-to-day life.
- Cayla With A C
Cayla’s videos about her life and experiences as a blind person with Retinitis Pigmentosa.
- Chatty Chelby
Chelby is a blind vlogger, and she updates her channel on a regular basis.
- Consider Yourself Warned
Kelsey’s blog about his life, experiences and interests as a blind person.
- Crafty Blind Chick
Regular vlogs and craft videos by Nicole, who is blind.
- Created by Samantha Bonouvrie (also on her website)
Professional photography, videos and design by Sam, who has nystagmus.
- Double Vision
Blog run by twin sisters Joy & Jenelle, writing about their experiences with sight loss and motherhood.
- Easy On The Eyes
Phil’s videos about life with a visual impairment.
- Girl Gone Blind
Maria’s blog about living with blindness and being a mother.
Blog by visually impaired artist Kimberly, writing about her disability and illustrations.
- How I See Things I Love (also on her blog)
Videos by Brandi, a Texas mother, on the topics of her visual impairment, family life and their animals.
- Ian Treherne (also on his photography site)
Videos by Ian, a blind photographer and filmmaker, and ambassador for Sense Deaf/Blind UK.
- Illegally Sighted
Videos about technology and gaming from the perspective of a legally blind person.
- Inside The Hairy Classroom
Blog by Laura, who is blind and studying to become a teacher.
- The Invisible Vision Project
Blog by Xin (Carol) Sun, who writes about her personal journey, experiences, thoughts and feelings living with blindness.
- Jake Sawyers
Jake is a severely sight impaired actor, photographer and comedian.
- James Rath (also on his website)
An accomplished activist, filmmaker and public speaker, James posts a lot of very well produced and informative videos about his sight loss experiences, accessible technology and much more.
- JC5 Productions
Short movies by blind filmmaker Juan.
- Jess Marion
Videos by Jess about her sight loss and her experiences.
Jessica has nystagmus and posts vlogs about her disability and her daily life.
- Jordan Sheehy
Jordan posts videos about her daily life, disability, book reading, Christianity and veganism.
- Joy Ross
Joy’s videos about her experiences while living with sight loss.
- Just Call Me Elm Or Something
Elm’s blog about living with blindness, and the things she enjoys and gets up to.
Kate’s videos about living with sight loss.
- Katies Vision – Katie’s blog about living with the visual impairment Stargardts, and how it doesn’t stop her going travelling and having lots of fun experiences.
- Kika Guide Dog
Watch the world through Kika’s eyes as she takes her owner Amit around London, with videos showing the good and the bad about their journeys together.
- Kody Keplinger (also on her website)
Kody, a successful author, makes videos about disability, beauty, fashion, writing and her dog Cory.
- Lauren & Sheba
Videos by Lauren, who has albinism and sight loss, about her experiences.
- Legally Blind Lifestyle
Nia’s blog about her experiences as a visually impaired person, with a particular focus on makeup and beauty as well as other general advice.
- Life After Sight Loss (also on Youtube)
Derek’s inspiring, motivational videos about coping with sight loss and using assistive technology.
- Life As A Cerebral Palsy Student
Blog by student and public speaker Chloe, who has Cerebral Palsy and is also visually impaired, raising awareness and sharing her experiences.
- Life Unscripted
Blind Beader writes about living with visual impairment and her love of reading.
- A Little More Understanding
Alice writes about living with dyspraxia and nystagmus, as well as other issues relating to disability, mental health, politics, education and more.
- Living, Laughing & Loving With Wobbly Eyes
Sophie’s blog about nystagmus and other general things that interest her.
- Lizzie Capener
Blind soprano and cricketer, and the first blind female TV judge on the BBC’s All Together Now.
- Lucy Edwards (also on Youtube)
Lucy’s videos about living with sight loss (formerly Yesterday’s Wishes).
- Luke Sam Sowden (also on Youtube)
Luke posts blogs and videos on disability, beauty, fashion, food, books, films and more. He’s also mentioned me in one of his Spotlight posts.
- Molly Watt (also on Youtube)
Molly is deafblind due to Usher’s Syndrome, and is a public speaker advocating the provision and use of assistive technology for people with sensory impairments.
- My Take On Disability
Blog by Divya, who is visually impaired, raising awareness for people with disabilities and promoting inclusion.
- Nataemily (also on Youtube)
Natalie creates blog posts and videos about living with nystagmus and her love of art and fashion.
- Navigating Chloe’s World
Blog written by the mother of Chloe, a deafblind child.
- Nicola J Ogston
Nicola’s blog about being a parent living with visual impairment and chronic illness.
- Nystagmus Mum
Blog by Sue, the mother of a child with nystagmus. She also runs the Nystagmus Network in the UK.
Youtube channel about a lady’s experiences with nystagmus.
- Photo Narrations
Blog promoting photo narration to make images accessible to the visually impaired.
- Random Musings of a Dyspraxic
Blog by Phillippa about her daily life with dyspraxia, partial sight and scoliosis.
- Rafie Cecilia
Researcher at UCL who I’ve worked with on her study into accessibility at museums for the visually impaired. Not a blogger, but she does tweet many interesting links, and her project has very exciting goals.
- RD Ramblings
Emma’s thoughts and observations as a retinal detachment patient.
- Rock For Disability
A blog by Emma, who has cerebral palsy and is blind, about her love of gigs, concerts, films, sports, arts and other entertainment.
- Samantha Coleman
Videos by Deafblind actor and inclusivity activist Samantha.
- Sandy’s View
A blog created by The Chicago Lighthouse, to answer commonly asked questions about living with visual impairment.
- The Secret Blind
This blogger shares their experiences of living with sight loss, showing that it is still possible to lead a positive life, because “there is a beauty in difference”.
- See My Way
Blog written by Elin Williams, a young visually impaired person, demonstrating how she lives day to day with her condition.
- The Shifty Eyes Blog
A blog by nystagmus sufferer Jo, featuring various posts about living with the condition, as well as other topics.
- Sightless Musings
Anél’s blog about her experiences as a blind person and raising disability awareness.
- Sightly Imperfect Stagey
Leah’s blog about accessible theatre experiences for visually impaired and disabled people.
- Six Blind Kids (also on Youtube)
Posts and videos by the Bartling family, who have adopted 6 children who happen to be blind, sharing their fun times and experiences.
- Skit Twins
Videos by visually impaired sisters Chloe and Judith, including spoofs and parodies, podcasts and more.
- Stories From The Edge Of Blindness
Susan’s experiences living with retinitis pigmentosa, along with her poetry and creative writing.
- Suddenly Sightless (also on Youtube)
Podcast series by Laura & Alex on daily life with sight loss.
- Tales Of Northwick
A blog written through the wobbly eyes of Northwick Bear who, like his owner Frank, has nystagmus. It has lots of stories about how the condition affects them.
- The Thinking Mom (also on Youtube)
Blog and videos by Effie, a psychologist, whose daughter Sofia has aniridia.
- The Tommy Edison Experience (also on Youtube)
Tommy is a blind radio presenter and film critic, who has made fun and positive videos answering people’s questions about sight loss. He now does other projects, but his videos are still available. Also check out behind-the-scenes clips and other videos by his friend Ben Churchill.
- Through My Lenses
Stunning images by internationally renowned legally blind photographer David Katz.
- Tina Franziska Paulick
Tina is a visually impaired German blogger living in Ireland, writing about her experiences and adventures.
- Unseen Beauty (also on her English teaching site)
Blog by Kirsty, a blind English teacher, about visual impairment, beauty, travel and everything else she enjoys.
- Veronica With Four Eyes
Veronica’s blog about visual impairment, assistive technology and accessibility.
- VI Blind Resources (also on Youtube)
Chelsey’s blog, designed to give information to the visually impaired community and show that people with sight loss can do anything.
- VI Critic
Reviews of theatre shows in Essex and London’s West End by Alex, who is visually impaired.
- Where’s Your Dog?
Meagan’s blog about living with a visual impairment, the technology she uses to help her, and other relevant topics that interest her.
- Wibbly Wobbly Eyes
A blog by Leah about nystagmus and her daily life.
- Wilmot’s Writings
Laura’s blog in which she writes about being visually impaired and a guide dog owner, as well as college, gender equality, LGBT issues, entertainment and politics.
Sight Loss Organisations
Some sight loss organisations also have blogs and Youtube channels of their own, as listed below.