by Chelsey Zumpano
This is a first in my series that will help stop stereotypes and misconceptions about having a vision impairment. This series will also be on my YouTube channel.
Today’s topic comes from my friend Amanda, (her blog and YouTube will be linked below”, and she requested to write about, “How having a vision impairment does not make us lazy!”
For me being lazy means procrastinating to do something and procrastinating so much you don’t do the thing, but that has nothing to do with my vision! It has more to do with my personality, then anything else. Farther more; there are many reasons why someone could be procrastinating about something!
1 Anxiety: for me this is the biggest facter on why I don’t do something.
2 Fear of what can be and what might not be.
3 Not having the financial means!
I also want to note that EVERYONE IS DIFFERENT AND DEALS WITH THINGS DIFFERENTLY! Please try not to compare yourself to other people and I know I’ve been guilty of doing it before, but that’s why I say try! Comparing yourself with other people will just make you feel like shit! So try to focus on you and what you can do and not on what you can’t! Don’t worry about what others are doing or how they are handling a situation! Just focus on you!
Having a vision impairment means I have to adapt how I do things!
1 Being very tactile when I train my dogs.
2 Using tide pods to do laundry.
3 Getting rides from family and friends.
4 Using my BrailleNote to type out this post.
5 Learning different techniques to do my makeup with out having to look in a mirror.
6 Having bright lights, so I can draw!
7 Using my cane when I’m walking around.
8 Watching movies with audio description or having others explain them to me.
9 Using a screan reader on my Ipad, Iphone, and computer.
10 Wearing my reading glasses when I draw.
I could go on, but I think that’s a good stopping point.
Please request things you would like to see in the series down in the comments!
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