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, Instagram & Audioboom)
Emily Davison was the primary inspiration for me to start blogging. And I’ve been lucky enough to meet her, as we’ve become good friends after I started subtitling her videos (earning me the nickname Captain Caption!). She regularly publishes informative and entertaining posts and videos about sight loss, disability, beauty, fashion, literature and more, offering something for everyone. She also co-produces the Fashionability podcast, helps with campaigns for disability charities, regularly appears on RNIB Connect Radio, has appeared on various TV and radio current affairs programmes, and has a Masters degree.
- 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 general advocacy and education on disability, and other topics including beauty and lifestyle.
- My Blurred World (also on Twitter, Facebook & Instagram)
A really well-written blog by Elin, with lots of interesting posts about living with visual impairment, along with beauty and fashion.
- 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.
- James Rath (also on his personal site, Twitter, Instagram & Facebook)
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.
- 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.
- 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 untimely death, and have expanded the channel further with videos discussing Charlotte’s life in more detail, as well as setting up the Charlotte’s BAG charity in her memory.
- Aniridia Network UK (also on Youtube, Twitter & Facebook)
Nystagmus Network (also on Youtube, Twitter & Facebook)
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 bloggers and Youtubers out there, so here’s a list of others that you may also want to check out:
- 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 they also post general advice for people with disabilities, and have guest posts from disabled bloggers sharing their experiences too, including me.
- Accessibility Insights
Reviews and recommendations on technology and devices to assist the visually impaired.
- All The Stations (also on Youtube, Facebook, Twitter, Instagram & Periscope)
In May 2017, Geoff Marshall and Vicki Pipe from Londonist embarked on a quest to visit all 2,563 railway stations in the UK. They posted amazing documentary videos about the places they visited, giving a snapshot of the nation’s railways today. I backed them on Kickstarter and got to sponsor a station in return, which was cool!
- 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.
- Annie Segarra / Annie Elainey (also on Facebook, Twitter & Tumblr)
Annie makes great videos on issues relating to disability, chronic illness, body image, gender, LGBT+, race, and mental health, as well as posting her own creative arts work.
- 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 Life (also on Twitter)
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.
- Bold Blind Beauty
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.
- Created by Samantha Bonouvrie (also on her website, Facebook & Instagram)
Professional photography, videos and design by Sam, who has nystagmus.
- 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 I See Things I Love (also on her blog & Twitter)
Videos by Brandi, a Texas mother, on the topics of her visual impairment, family life and their animals.
- IanVisits (also on Facebook & Twitter)
Ian posts about some of the more unusual things going on in London, and you can subscribe to his email newsletter to be alerted to upcoming events you might want to check out. He also blogs about news relating to London’s transport systems.
- Inside The Hairy Classroom
Blog by Laura, who is blind and studying to become a teacher.
- The Invisible Vision Project (also on Facebook & Twitter)
This lady writes about her personal journey, experiences, thoughts and feelings living with blindness.
- Jessylrk (also on Facebook & Twitter)
Jessica has nystagmus and posts daily vlogs about her disability, her love of Bratz Dolls and Pokemon, and her general daily life.
- Jordan Sheehy (also on Twitter)
Jordan posts videos about her daily life, disability, book reading, Christianity and veganism.
- Just Call Me Elm Or Something (also on Twitter)
Elm’s blog about living with blindness, and the things she enjoys and gets up to.
- 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, Facebook & 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!
- Molly Watt (also on Youtube, Facebook& Twitter)
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.
- 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 Sue, the mother of a child with nystagmus. She also works for the Nystagmus Network in the UK.
- Rikki Poynter (also on her website, Twitter, Facebook, Instagram & Tumblr)
Rikki is a deaf vlogger who posts videos about deaf awareness, accessibility, mental health issues and much more.
- 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 Facebook, and on Twitter here & here)
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.
- 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.
- Stories From The Edge Of Blindness (also on Twitter)
Susan’s experiences living with retinitis pigmentosa, along with her poetry and creative writing.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.
- 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.