This page contains blogs and Youtube channels that I follow and recommend – many of them disability-related, but not all of them. Please also check out my other links pages about disability information, assistive technology and London.
Firstly, these are my top 10 favourite bloggers and Youtubers right now:
- Fashioneyesta (also on Youtube, Twitter, Facebook, Audioboom & Instagram)
The exquisitely beautiful Emily Davison was the primary inspiration for me to start blogging in the first place, and she does such an incredible amount. She regularly posts informative and well-produced blog entries and videos about blindness, disability, beauty, fashion, literature and more, offering something for everyone. She helps with disability campaigns for charities like the RNIB, Scope, Guide Dogs, and regularly appears on RNIB Connect Radio, among other things. She’s also given very kind responses to comments I’ve left on her videos. So in return for all of her hard work and kindness, I’ve been contributing subtitles to a lot of her videos, to help her make them accessible to as many people as possible.
- All The Stations (also on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Periscope)
In May 2017, Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe (who you may know from Londonist) embarked on a quest to visit all 2,563 railway stations in the UK, in order to make a Youtube documentary about the places they visit, and to give a snapshot of the nation’s railways today. It’s absolutely fascinating and very addictive, and you don’t need to be into trains at all to enjoy it. Their videos are highly informative, visually stunning, professionally presented, full of good humour and enthusiasm, and extremely well produced and edited. And they have a lovely earworm of a theme that’s available on iTunes and Google Play (and other such services). I backed them on Kickstarter and sponsored a station, which I then visited and wrote a blog post about. So do check them out!
- Charlotte Eades (also on Twitter)
Charlotte was a very strong, beautiful and inspirational young lady, who posted lots of great videos on Youtube documenting her life with cancer. Her family have generously kept those videos online since her sad and untimely death, and have expanded the channel further with videos discussing Charlotte’s life in more detail. Most importantly, they have set up the Charlotte’s BAG charity in her memory, to fund research into the condition that she had, so please check that out and donate if you can.
- Life Of A Blind Girl (also on Facebook & Twitter)
Holly writes many great posts about living with a visual impairment and how she uses assistive technology, as well as topics including beauty and lifestyle. She’s also given me a mention on her list of favourite bloggers, which is very flattering!
- My Blurred World (also on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram)
Another very well-written blog, with lots of interesting posts about living with visual impairment, along with beauty and fashion. She has also very kindly given me a mention on her list of favourite bloggers, so thank you!
- Molly Burke (also on her personal site & Twitter)
Molly is a visually impaired activist, TV presenter and motivational speaker, with lots of great posts and videos about living with a visual impairment.
- The Tommy Edison Experience (also on Youtube & Twitter)
Tommy is a blind radio presenter and film critic, who regularly posts videos answering people’s questions about sight loss, with a wonderfully positive attitude.
- Aniridia Network UK (also on Youtube, Twitter & Facebook)
Nystagmus Network (also on
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’ve also done a little bit of voluntary technical work for Aniridia Network UK, including video editing, most notably for Aniridia Day.
- East London Vision (also on their own site, Twitter & Facebook)
A local group for visually impaired people in East London of which I am a member, organising meetings, activities and outings. I am also a member of South East London Vision as well, as I live close enough to attend their events as well. There are various groups like this in London, supported by the Thomas Pocklington Trust.
- Tom Scott (also on his personal site, Twitter, Facebook & Instagram)
Tom is a master at making factual videos about things you might not know, computers, science, amazing places and much more, all of which are very entertaining and look amazing. He also produces the very funny and interesting Citation Needed series, and has many fascinating and amusing chats on park benches with his friend Matt Grey.
However, there are many more lovely bloggers and Youtubers out there, so here’s a list of others that I follow and enjoy:
- Ability Store Blog – This blog is from a store that sells aids and gadgets to help disabled people live and enjoy their time independently. But it’s not just about their products – their posts contain lots of general advice for people with disabilities, and guest posts from disabled bloggers sharing their experiences too.
- Accessibility Insights
Reviews and recommendations on technology and devices to assist the visually impaired.
- Amanda Gene (also on Twitter)
Amanda has a degree in print journalism, and writes about disability awareness, her personal life and anything else that interest her.
- Blind Moving On (also on Twitter)
Ashley writes a great blog about living with blindness and other aspects of her daily life.
- Blind Not Bored (also on Twitter)
Youtube channel by two visually impaired ladies, Mared and Megan. There are only a few videos here, but they’re worth watching.
- The Blind Spot
Youtube channel by Sam, with lots of videos about assistive technology and other tips that can help make day-to-day life easier if you can’t see.
- Bold Blind Beauty (also on Twitter)
Stephanie’s blog about blindness, beauty and more.
- Caasi 619 (also on Youtube & Twitter)
Caasi posts blogs and videos covering all sorts of topics relating to disability and various other topics.
- Catch These Words (also on Youtube & Twitter)
Holly posts blogs and videos about living with her visual impairment, disability awareness issues, book reviews, and her general day-to-day life.
- Chatty Chelby (also on Twitter)
Chelby is a blind vlogger, and she updates her channel on a regular basis.
- Double Vision (also on Twitter)
Blog run by twin sisters Joy & Jenelle, writing about their experiences with sight loss and motherhood.
- Girl Gone Blind (also on Twitter)
Maria’s blog about living with blindness and being a mother.
- Gleamed (also on Twitter)
Blog by visually impaired artist Kimberly, writing about her disability and illustrations.
- How Casey Sees It (also on Twitter)
Casey makes lots of great videos about living with her visual impairment, along with general advice and opinions on various disability topics.
- How I See Things I Love (also on her blog and Twitter)
Videos by Brandi, a Texas mother, on the topics of her visual impairment, family life and their animals.
- Inside The Hairy Classroom
Blog by Laura, who is blind and studying to become a teacher.
- The Invisible Vision Project (also on Twitter)
This lady writes about her personal journey, experiences, thoughts and feelings living with blindness.
- Jessylrk (also on Twitter)
Jessica has nystagmus and posts daily vlogs about her disability, her love of Pokemon and her general daily life.
- Jordan Sheehy (also on Twitter)
Jordan posts regular videos about her daily life, disability, book reading, Christianity and veganism.
- Landie (also on Twitter)
Wheelchair user Landie posts vlogs and funny videos on his channel.
- Life Unscripted (also on Twitter)
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 (also on Twitter)
Sophie’s blog about nystagmus and other general things that interest her.
- Luke Sam Sowden (also on Youtube & Twitter)
Luke posts blogs and videos on a wonderful variety of things, including disability, beauty, fashion, food, books, films and more. He’s also given me a mention in one of his Spotlight posts, which was a wonderful surprise!
- Nataemily (also on Youtube, Twitter & Instagram)
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.
- Nystagmus Mum (also on Twitter)
Blog written by the mother of a child with nystagmus
- Sandy’s View (also on Facebook & Twitter)
A blog created by The Chicago Lighthouse, to answer commonly asked questions about living with visual impairment.
- Scope’s Blog (also on Youtube & Twitter)
UK charity that campaigns to raise greater awareness and understanding of disability issues, to try and ensure that all disabled people have equal opportunities.
- See My Way (also on Twitter here & here)
Blog written by Elin Williams, a young visually impaired person, demonstrating how she lives day to day with her condition.
- Tales Of Northwick (also on Twitter)
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 Shifty Eyes Blog
A blog by nystagmus sufferer Jo, featuring various posts about living with the condition, as well as other topics.
- The Smile Finders (also on Youtube & Twitter)
Through her blog posts and videos, this visually impaired blogger, who suffers with nystagmus, wants to help everyone feel positive and find reasons to smile in their daily lives.
- Tech Expo
Blog by the Disability Services and Legal Center in Santa Rosa, California, looking at assistive technology and other support for the disabled.
- Thinking Out Loud (also on Facebook & Twitter)
Sassy is another friendly blogger who writes about topics including living with a disability, her love of beauty products and more.
- VI Talk (also on Facebook, Audioboom & Twitter)
Important information and resources, useful support and advice, and interesting personal stories and discussions, for people who are visually impaired.
- Where’s Your Dog? (also on Twitter)
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 (also on Twitter)
A blog by Leah about nystagmus and her daily life.
- Yesterday’s Wishes (also on Youtube & Twitter)
Lucy creates many lovely blog posts and videos about blindness and beauty.