Mobility is the training which visually impaired and blind people receive to help them learn to travel and navigate their environments safely and independently.
As many of us know, the world has some pretty strange perceptions of disabled people. We merely leave our homes and go out into the world and we find people who want to treat us differently or be unhelpful. So, I wanted to talk to you about the importance of knowing other people with disabilities.
Have you ever tried googling what dyslexia is? Well, I have and the most useful result that comes up on the first page, is an NHS page that tells you about what symptoms in small children suggest they have dyslexia.
Oddly this week has not just one significance, but two. First of all, it’s Dyslexia Awareness Week, a great opportunity for all organisations involved in dyslexia to promote awareness of the condition and secondly, it’s Guide Dogs week, where Guide Dogs raise money for continuing the services they run. So here’s a quick overview of the official info for both weeks.
In our first installment of Disabled Voices Online, we are lucky enough to be joined by Holly from the blog Life of a Blind Girl, here to tell us all about her blogging experiences.