Blogs, Videos & Podcasts – Sight Loss


This page contains a list of blogs, Youtube channels and podcasts about sight loss, divided into the sections listed below. If you have any links you think I should add here, feel free to contact me. Also be sure to check out my lists of sight loss resources and assistive technology links, as well as my posts & videos about my own disability, and videos by others on aniridia, nystagmus & sight loss.

Contents

Blogs & Videos – My Top 10

  • Aniridia Network – Blog / Youtube
    Nystagmus Network – Blog / Youtube

    Aniridia and Nystagmus are my eye condition, and both of these charities provide valuable support to their members. I do occasional voluntary work with the Aniridia Network on social media and video editing, including for Aniridia Day.
  • London Vision – Blog / Youtube
    I have enjoyed many activities in the city with this group. They’re overseen by Thomas Pocklington Trust (who are also on Youtube). There is also an old East London Vision blog, and a Youtube channel by staff member Bhavini Makwana.
  • Extreme Dreams – Website / Youtube
    Dean was a member of staff at my school and is a great friend, with a wonderful sense of humour. Through his love of extreme sports and his expertise at motivational speaking, he shows that blindness isn’t a barrier to achieving your dreams.
  • Fashioneyesta – Blog / Youtube
    Emily posts about sight loss, disability, beauty, fashion, books and travel. She was a big inspiration for me to start blogging, and I first met her during my first year in London. She also co-produces the Fashionability podcast.
  • Fern Lulham – Website / YoutubeRadio
    A fantastic motivational speaker and radio presenter, Fern has aniridia and nystagmus like me, and we became friends after meeting at the Aniridia Network Conference.
  • Dr Amy Kavanagh – Website
    Amy is a keen activist and campaigner for disability rights and accessibility, engaging in media appearances and public speaking, sharing advice and experiences on, and running an accessible virtual pub called the The Staying Inn.
  • James Rath – Website / Youtube / Blind Abroad Project
    An accomplished activist, filmmaker and public speaker, James posts a lot of informative videos about sight loss, accessible technology and more.
  • JC5 Productions – Youtube
    Juan is a good online friend who makes very creative short films and openly discusses his experiences as a visually impaired person.
  • Life Of A Blind Girl – Blog / Youtube
    My Blurred World – Blog
    Holly and Elin are close friends who regularly write about life with visual impairment and assistive technology, advocate and educate on disability topics, and talk about other things including beauty and lifestyle.

Blogs & Videos – Other People

  • Accessibility Insights – Blog
    Laura’s reviews and recommendations on technology and devices to assist the visually impaired.
  • Adventures In Low Vision – Blog
    Susan’s blog about her sight loss experiences and advice for others with low vision.
  • Alex Man – Youtube
    Alex is blind and posts videos about accessible technology, including smart devices.
  • Alyssa Irene – Youtube
    Alyssa’s videos about her life with blindness.
  • Amanda Gene – Blog / Youtube
    Amanda has a degree in print journalism, and writes about disability awareness, her personal life and anything else that interest her.
  • Amy Bovaird – Blog
    Amy has Usher Syndrome and Retinitis Pigmentosa, and mainly blogs about sight loss and mobility. She’s also the author of several books, an inspirational speaker, a life coach and a born-again Christian.
  • Balls And Balloons – Blog
    Blog by mother and wife Janelle, discussing aniridia, sight loss, sensory processing disorders, family life, activities and adventures with her children, and more.
  • Beyond Sight – Blog
    Lois Strachan’s blog about living with blindness and using assistive technology
  • Beyond The Eyes – Blog
    Jordan’s blog about his experiences as a blind person.
  • The Big PICture – Blog
    Beth’s blog about life with Punctate Inner Choroidopathy (PIC), along with other posts about lifestyle in general.
  • Bird Nerd Sophie – Youtube
    Sophie’s videos about life as a visually impaired person, her love of birds and games, and more.
  • Blind Abilities – Blog / Youtube
    Informative and positive blog and podcast for the visually impaired.
  • Blind Girl Musings – Blog
    Khushi writes about her life with Retinopathy of Prematurity, her love of books and music, and more.
  • Blind Girl Vlogs – Youtube
    Videos by Siobhan Meade about her experiences as a blind person.
  • The Blind Life – Youtube
    Sam makes lots of videos about assistive technology and other tips that can help make day-to-day life easier if you can’t see.
  • The Blind Mom Next Door – Youtube
    Nicole’s videos about being a visually impaired wife and mother, including DIY and craft projects, household management advice and more.
  • Blind Motherhood – Blog
    Holly’s blog about being a visually impaired mother, wife and social worker, with technology and lifestyle articles too.
  • Blind Moving On – Blog / Youtube
    Ashley writes a great blog about living with blindness and other aspects of her daily life.
  • Blind Not Bored – Youtube
    Youtube channel by two visually impaired ladies, Mared and Megan. There are only a few videos here, but they’re worth watching.
  • Blind On The Move – Youtube
    Orientation and mobility resources, reviews and tutorials for blind people by a certified instructor from America.
  • Blind Parents UK – Youtube
    Videos about Mac & iPhone accessibility, and a few other clips.
  • Blind SOS – Blog / Youtube
    Posts and videos by Cal, who is blind, and his sighted partner Jess, giving tips and advice to help visually impaired people live as independently as possible.
  • Blind Spot – Blog
    Hannah’s blog about her life as a partially sighted academic, including posts about history, literature, art, film and society.
  • Blind To Billionaire – Youtube
    Matt’s videos about his visual impairment, active lifestyle and his work to influence others.
  • Blind Travels – Blog
    Ted’s reviews of places, food and accommodation by a visually impaired traveller.
  • The Blind Truth – Blog
    Blog by Anna Tylor, Chair of Vision Foundation, about her experiences as a visually impaired person.
  • The Blind Warrior – Blog
    Blog by Laura, who was born and raised in Chicago with the condition Retinopathy of Prematurity.
  • Blind Woodturner – Youtube
    Videos by Chris from his wood turning workshop
  • Blue Butterfly Enterprises – Blog / Youtube
    Blog posts and videos by author, life coach and motivational speaker Rebecca, about her experiences living with blindness.
  • Bluetech – Youtube
    Videos about visual impairment, accessible technology, unboxings and more.
  • Bold Blind Beauty – Blog
    Stephanae’s blog about blindness, beauty and more.
  • Breaking Blind – Youtube
    Youtube videos by a blind lady who lives life to the full.
  • Cane And Able – Blog
    The experiences and thoughts of a visually impaired guy from the UK.
  • Catch These Words – Blog / 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 – Youtube
    Cayla’s videos about her life and experiences as a blind person with Retinitis Pigmentosa.
  • Chelby Farley – Youtube
    Chelby is a blind vlogger, and she updates her channel on a regular basis.
  • Chloe Tear – Blog / Youtube
    Chloe’s blog about living with cerebral palsy and visual impairment. I met her at Naidex 2019.
  • Double Vision – Blog
    Blog run by twin sisters Joy & Jenelle, writing about their experiences with sight loss and motherhood.
  • Gabriella Mendonca – Youtube
    Gabriella’s videos about her life with blindness.
  • Girl Gone Blind – Blog
    Maria’s blog about living with blindness and being a mother.
  • Gleamed – Blog
    Blog by visually impaired artist Kimberly, writing about her disability and illustrations.
  • How Casey Sees It – Youtube / Podcast – Rare, With Flair
    Casey’s videos about living with her visual impairment, along with general advice and opinions on various disability topics.
  • How I See Things I Love – Youtube
    Videos by Brandi, a Texas mother, on the topics of her visual impairment, family life and their animals.
  • Ian Treherne – Website / Youtube
    Photos and videos by Ian, a blind photographer and filmmaker.
  • Illegally Sighted – Youtube
    Videos about technology and gaming from the perspective of a legally blind person.
  • Inside The Hairy Classroom – Blog
    Blog by Laura, who is blind and studying to become a teacher.
  • The Invisible Vision Project – Blog
    Blog by Xin (Carol) Sun, who writes about her personal journey, experiences, thoughts and feelings living with blindness.
  • Jake Sawyers – Blog
    Jake is a severely sight impaired actor, photographer and comedian.
  • Jazmin Ruiz – Blog
    Jazmin’s blog about sight loss, disability, society and culture.
  • Jordan Sheehy – Youtube
    Jordan posts videos about her daily life, disability, book reading, Christianity and veganism.
  • The Journey To No Vision – Blog / Youtube
    Blogger, photographer and motivational speaker Demi (aka Delagrande) posts about her experience of losing her vision, beauty and fashion, daily life, and more.
  • Joy Ross – Youtube
    Joy’s videos about her experiences while living with sight loss.
  • Just Call Me Elm Or Something – Blog
    Elm’s blog about living with blindness, and the things she enjoys and gets up to.
  • Justin Holland – Youtube
    Jason’s videos about his life as a blind bodybuilder.
  • Katie – Youtube
    Katie’s videos about living with sight loss.
  • Katie’s Vision – Blog
    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 – Twitter Videos
    Watch the world through Kika’s eyes as she takes her owner Dr Amit Patel around London, with videos showing the good and the bad about their journeys together.
  • Kristin Smedley – Website / Youtube
    Kristin, a mother of 2 blind children, is a disability advocate, motivational speaker, author and blogger, raising awareness and supporting those living with sight loss.
  • Lauren’s Inspirations – Blog / Youtube
    Lauren posts about her life with Optic Nerve Hypoplasia, assistive technology, music, crafts, beauty and more.
  • Lauren & Sheba – Youtube
    Videos by Lauren, who has albinism and sight loss, about her experiences.
  • Legally Blind Geek – Youtube
    Mike’s videos about Mac accessibility and other topics.
  • Life After Sight Loss – Youtube
    Motivational videos by Derek Daniels about coping with sight loss and using assistive technology.
  • Life Unscripted – Blog
    Blind Beader writes about living with visual impairment and her love of reading.
  • A Little More Understanding – Blog
    Alice writes about living with dyspraxia and nystagmus, as well as other issues relating to disability, mental health, politics, education and more.
  • Live Accessible – Blog / Youtube
    Carrie and her son Pablo Joseph have aniridia like me, while her husband Pablo is totally blind. Here they share tips, advice, tutorials and information to help families with sight loss to live in a more accessible way.
  • Low Vision UK: Terry’s View – Blog / Youtube
    Terry’s blog about his experience of living with visual impairment.
  • Lucy Edwards – Website / Youtube
    Lucy’s videos about living with sight loss, and her love of beauty and fashion.
  • Luke Sam Sowden – Blog / Youtube
    Luke’s posts and videos on disability, beauty, fashion, food, books, films and more. He’s also mentioned me in one of his Spotlight posts.
  • Mel’s Blind Life – Youtube
    Mel’s videos from Australia about living with her visual impairment.
  • Miranda’s Musings – Blog
    Blog by Miranda, a Christian raising awareness of the challenges and experiences of being blind.
  • Molly Burke – Website /  Youtube
    Molly is a blind activist, TV presenter and motivational speaker, who entertains and educates her millions of followers with videos about her life with sight loss.
  • Molly Watt Talks – Blog / 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 Life, My Story – Blog
    Blog by Ellie, sharing her experiences and opinions as a woman within the LGBT community who has a visual impairment, epilepsy and moderate depression.
  • My Take On Disability – Blog
    Blog by Divya, who is visually impaired, raising awareness for people with disabilities and promoting inclusion.
  • My Visually Impaired Life – Youtube
    Videos by Vincent Grasso about his experiences with sight loss and his use of assistive technology.
  • Navigating Chloe’s World – Blog
    Blog written by the mother of Chloe, a deafblind child.
  • Nicola J Ogston – Blog
    Nicola’s blog about being a parent living with visual impairment and chronic illness.
  • Nystagmus In A Nutshell – Blog
    Sophie’s blog about nystagmus and other general things that interest her.
  • Nystagmus Mum – Blog
    Blog by Sue, the mother of a child with nystagmus. She also runs the Nystagmus Network in the UK.
  • Photo Narrations – Blog
    Blog promoting photo narration to make images accessible to the visually impaired.
  • Planes, Trains & Canes – Youtube
    A series of videos from a blind traveller to different cities by public transport.
  • Quinny44 – Youtube
    Youtube channel about a lady’s experiences with nystagmus.
  • Random Musings Of A Dyspraxic – Blog
    Blog by Phillippa about her daily life with dyspraxia, partial sight and scoliosis.
  • RD Ramblings – Blog
    Emma’s thoughts and observations as a retinal detachment patient.
  • Rock For Disability – Blog
    Blog by Emma, who has cerebral palsy and is blind, about her love of gigs, concerts, films, sports, arts and other entertainment.
  • Rock The Cane – Facebook
    A campaign to change the world’s perception about sight loss.
  • Samantha Bonouvrie – Youtube
    Art and photography videos by Samantha, who has nystagmus.
  • Samantha Coleman – Youtube
    Videos by Deafblind actor and inclusivity activist Samantha.
  • Sandy’s View – Blog
    Blog created by The Chicago Lighthouse, to answer commonly asked questions about living with visual impairment.
  • The Secret Blind – Blog
    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
    Blog written by Elin Williams, discussing her volunteering work in Belgium and her general experiences of living with sight loss. I got to meet her at a Christmas meal in December 2018.
  • See The World Thru My Eyes – Blog
    Blog by Antonia, a blind millennial, about her experiences.
  • The Shifty Eyes Blog – Blog
    Blog by nystagmus sufferer Jo, featuring various posts about living with the condition, as well as other topics.
  • Sightless Musings – Blog
    Anél’s blog about her experiences as a blind person and raising disability awareness.
  • Sightly Imperfect Stagey – Blog
    Leah’s blog about accessible theatre experiences for visually impaired and disabled people.
  • Sinéad Kane – Website / Youtube
    Dr. Sinead Kane is a blind athlete and public speaker who has aniridia like me.
  • Six Blind Kids – Blog / Youtube
    Posts and videos by the Bartling family, who have adopted 6 children who happen to be blind, sharing their fun times and experiences.
  • Steve Fox & York The Guide Dog – Youtube
    Videos by an Australian surfer and paddle boarder about his activities and life with Retinitis Pigmentosa.
  • Stories From The Edge Of Blindness – Blog
    Susan’s experiences living with retinitis pigmentosa, along with her poetry and creative writing.
  • Story Of A Blind Life – Blog / Youtube
    Diana’s blog about living with sight loss, along with reviews of books and software, relationship advice, and more.
  • Suddenly Sightless – Podcast / Youtube
    Podcast series by Laura & Alex on daily life with sight loss.
  • Tales Of Northwick – Blog
    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.
  • Thinking Out Loud – Blog / Youtube
    Sassy posts about life 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.
  • The Thinking Mom – Youtube
    Videos by Effie, a psychologist, whose daughter Sofia has aniridia like me.
  • The Tommy Edison Experience – Website / Youtube
    Tommy is a blind radio presenter and film critic, who has made fun and positive videos answering people’s questions about sight loss. You can also watch behind-the-scenes clips and other videos by his friend Ben Churchill.
  • Theory Of A Blind Man – Youtube
    Whistler’s videos about blindness, entertainment, gaming and more.
  • This Blind Hijabi Can – Blog
    Blog by Khafsa Gulam about life as a blind Muslim in the UK.
  • Through My Lenses – Blog
    Stunning images by internationally renowned legally blind photographer David Katz.
  • Tina Franziska Paulick – Blog
    Tina is a visually impaired German blogger living in Ireland, writing about her experiences and adventures.
  • Undercover Superhero – Blog
    Ami’s blog about living with Transverse Myelitis, Ataxia, hearing difficulties, central vision loss, and other health conditions.
  • Unseen Beauty – BlogEnglish Teaching
    Blog by Kirsty, a blind English teacher, about visual impairment, beauty, travel and everything else she enjoys.
  • Unsightly Opinions – Youtube
    Videos by a blind lady with albinism from Canada.
  • Veronica With Four Eyes – Blog
    Veronica’s blog about visual impairment, assistive technology and accessibility.
  • VI Blind Resources – Blog / Youtube
    Chelsey’s blog and audio described vlogs about life with sight loss.
  • VI Critic – Blog
    Reviews of theatre shows in Essex and London’s West End by Alex, who is visually impaired.
  • Visually Impaired Designer – Youtube
    Angela’s videos about visual impairment, technology, braille and advice on designing for people with sight loss.
  • Was That A Dinosaur? – Blog
    Blog by Lynne about her life with Charles Bonnet Syndrome.
  • Where’s Your Dog? – Blog
    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 – Blog
    A blog by Leah about nystagmus and her daily life.
  • Wilmot’s Writings – Blog
    Laura’s blog about being visually impaired and a guide dog owner, plus posts about college, gender equality, LGBT issues, entertainment and politics.
  • Your Canadian Blind Girl – Youtube
    Ashley’s videos about her life with blindness, along with makeup tutorials and more.

Blogs & Videos – Other Organisations

Some sight loss organisations also have blogs and Youtube channels of their own, as listed below.

Podcasts

4 thoughts on “Blogs, Videos & Podcasts – Sight Loss”

  1. Thank you for featuring us, and thank you for such a wonderful list! You gave me lots of blogs and Youtube channels to follow. We have a youtube channel too. Pretty new to be honest, but… 🙂

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      1. Yeah, you’ll be fine. We’re all pretty clueless when we start out, and even now I can’t claim to be an expert! But as you produce more content and play about with things, the more you’ll figure out what works best for you. It’s a learning curve, but an interesting one. 🙂

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