Monday, June 30, 2014

My name is Latisha Lyles I am a blind woman

Latisha Lyles
My name is Latisha Lyles and I have two disabilities. One is my blindness and the other is my hearing impairment. I like to think of myself as a "TCB", in other words a tech consultant for the blind. It has been a long time dream of mind to be in the position to help others like myself. I have several blogs catering to blind and visually impaired people. Latisha Lyles Tech Consultant for the BlindTechnology Basics for the BlindThe BlindGeek Circle. Please feel free to check out my blogs and follow along

Sunday, June 29, 2014

My name is Kerry Kijewski and I am a visually impaired Woman

Kerry Kijewski
My name is Kerry Kijewski and I was born blind. My younger brother and I were both born blind and we are extremely close because of it. We use music and writing to find our way forward.
I have used words to help me deal with life as a visually impaired person. Writing and literature have always been my escape and my salvation. They allow my imagination to flourish.

When I turned thirty I started a blog and I use it to express myself through words. I write about the things, the places, and the people I love. My first ever blog post was a bucket list of the thirty things I am determined to do before I turn sixty. I use HerHeadache to bring awareness to the causes that are important to me. These include equal rights for people with disabilities, organ donation, mental health, and infertility issues. I hope to make a difference, in some small way, and to have my voice heard.

I have been working on writing a novel, which I started with the motivation from NaNoWriMo (National Novel Writing Month). It is a story of how three generations of a family deal with grief and loss. The three things that most interest, amaze, and baffle me are: birth, love, and death. I write about these most often.

I write short stories, interview other authors and people making a difference in the world, movie and show reviews, and travel articles. I hope to one day make a living from writing. It isn’t easy finding the way through life and showing others we who are blind are just as capable of contributing to society. I am determined to find my own way.

Saturday, June 28, 2014

My name is Heidi Ajudan Smith and I am a blind woman.

Heidi Ajudan Smith
Hello my name is Heidi Ajudan Smith I would like to tell you why Celine Dion means so much to me. Here is a little bit about my life.
 Losing so many people in my life, including my six siblings.
 Surviving five near deaths incidents.  Losing my eye site at three months of age. Almost losing my mother, brother, and father. Me being bullied through my entire school life. And last but not least, living a military life style.
These are the things that I have been through, and yes, Celine, the woman of my beautiful dreams, has helped me through them all.
Celine Dion
I didn't even know that it was her that has helped me through all of these times until I was 15 in a taking chances concert that she did in San Antonio, Texas.
I remember after the concert my father telling me a little bit about her, and after the show her when I was listening to a song that my father told me that she sings, called 
My heart will go on, so that is how I really got to know her and her voice, and her as a person.
And the type of fan that I am?

She's still helping me out with life today, and yes, I would love   to meet her. I have her entire disckography on my I pod, and I'm so proud of it.
That's all I need. I'm not a true fan because of all her things I have, but because I love her so much.
You see, there are three or four types of people.
1. People who don't give a care about her or her music at all.
2. People who like her just for her things.
3. People that just love her and her things, and that's all they ever talk about and they also tend to not include themselves in every day life.
4. People that are extremely passionate about her, have her music, or some other things, but they still have a social life, and don't consitter her to be their life day in and day out.
I am at number.
To be a true fan is to love her with all your heart, but don't make her your life.
Make her your passion.
Yes some of us may not have all of her things, but you don't need all of her things. You just need to love her with all your heart. I hope to meet her one day as a true fan, 
And this is why Celine Dion means so much to me.

Friday, June 27, 2014

My name is Laurel Wheeler I'm a visually impaired Woman

 Laurel Wheeler
Hello everybody. My name is Laurel Wheeler, 
I'm visually impaired and have a guide dog from Guide Dogs for the Blind. I live in Texas here in the United States. Chelsea invited me to contribute to this blog and I'm really excited about that! I thought I would start with an introductory post about myself so that you could get to know me a bit. I am 22 years old, almost 23 and a college student. I'm currently studying French, Arabic and Russian and will be attending the University of Oklahoma in the fall to finish my degree. I also have 2 businesses that I am part of. 

The first one is with scentsy Wickless selling wax warmers.
scentsy is the safe alternative to real candles. I also recently started as a designer with Origami Owl jewelry. My goal with these 2 businesses is a 2 part goal. First I would like to support myself and lessen my dependence on government benefits. While I am grateful for help that the government provides me as a blind person, I would still ultimately like to be self supporting. The 2nd part to my business goal is that I would like to show other blind and visually impaired people as well as others with disabilities that we can support ourselves, we can do something productive and of value. I know most of us have been told either that we'll never do anything worth while in our lives, or that we'll always need somebody else to support us, but I want others to know that this isn't true. You can support yourself and you can do something of value! You may not immediately be able to be self supporting, but you can do something to start down that path. I think if you realize this point, that you can better your own life and you do have something of value to contribute to others, it will be an incredible boost to your self esteem and self confidence.

Anyway, I hope that through me and others contributing to this blog, you the reader will be inspired and uplifted. I would love to hear from you, the reader, with any questions or suggestions you may have as far as what you would like me to write more about or elaborate on. I would also like to get to know you and connect with you and form new friendships!   That's all for now, I'll write again soon.
Wax candle
If you'd like to get in touch with me, Laurel and guide dog Stockard Scentsy Independent Consultant you can send me an email at
Website https://laurelwheeler.scentsy.usscentsy
Scentsy Facebook Page

Monday, June 23, 2014

My name is Maxwell Ivey Jr and I am a totally blind gentleman

Maxwell Ivey Jr
Hello; My name is Maxwell Ivey Jr and I am a totally blind gentleman sharing my stories. 
I have two blogs now one about the amusement industry called
The Midway Marketplace  and the other called Blind Student and Teacher  it is about my more personal experiences along my way to becoming the person I want to be. I write about equipment for sale, leading figures in the amusement industry, and sales made as well as my progress with blogging, podcasting, youtube videos, Google hangouts,  crowd funding and being a blind business owner. I didn't choose to be an inspiration but now that I know people are inspired by me; I will do my best to be that good example. I hope you will come along for the ride. thanks, max

Friday, June 20, 2014

My name is Chelsea Stark and I am a blind photographer

Chelsea Stark

My name Is Chelsea Stark I am a legally blind Photographer and was born with optic nerve damage I have tunnel vision and can only see about two feet in front of me. I use a Nikon  to take my pictures. I use the live view to compose the pictures since I cannot see through the viewfinder. Since my field of vision is so narrow and I don’t relate to wide vistas, I photograph close up intimate subjects The things I like to photograph are animals, flowers and some times scenery. I use an Apple Mac, which comes with some great tools such as speech, enlarged screen and oversize mouse pointer. My inspiration comes from my loving fiancé’ Robert Park. The more pictures I see of his the more inspired I get. He is also my teacher. I hope one day my pictures are as good as his.

My personal blog is
I also created a blog called  iPhone and iPad Apps for the Blind And Visually Impaired. I also have a Facebook group.Called iPhone and iPad Apps for the Blind And Visually Impaired.
iphone and ipad apps for the groups iPhone iPad Apps for the Blind VisuallyImpaired

The History of Apple iPhone

Blind All Around the World