Personal Stories: Living with Vision Loss
No two people experience vision loss in the same way. Many feel sadness, grief, anger, and other powerful emotions. Vision loss inevitably results in lifestyle changes and has an impact upon the lives of family members, friends, and significant others. Each person dealing with vision loss is unique; each has a compelling story to tell.
We'd love to hear your story. Please write to firstname.lastname@example.org if you'd like to share your own experience of adjusting to vision loss.
Enjoy stories about what others are doing to participate in fun and rewarding activities. You, too, can continue your favorite hobby.
Are you interested in still using a computer for email, connecting with your family, surfing the web? Read what your peers are saying about this subject.
There are many techniques that people with vision problems use to get around their environment. Browse through some stories about how others are able to navigate their environment.
Family and friends of people with vision loss can learn from each other. These personal stories provide advice and direction that can help you assist your loved one with adapting successfully to the many changes ahead.
With some assistance and adjustments, most people who develop vision loss are able to remain in the workforce or to learn skills to take one jobs. Read the personal stories in this section to find out how others are continuing to work.
- Meet Rebecca Sheffield, Ph.D., Senior Policy Researcher, American Foundation for Blind Public Policy Center
by Maureen Duffy on 4/18/2016
- The Role My Disability Plays in My Identity
by Audrey Demmitt on 4/4/2016
- During Black History Month: Learn about Two Pioneering African-American Educators in the Blindness Hall of Fame
by Maureen Duffy on 2/8/2016
- AFB Press Releases New Edition of Making Life More Livable: Simple Adaptations for Living at Home after Vision Loss
by Priscilla Rogers on 12/7/2015