When Ann Nichols was a reader for a blind high school student in the 1960’s, she found many people imagined limitations and pitied her. They assumed Naomi wouldn’t be able to swim, or take the geometry class, or learn how to find her classrooms without a guide. All untrue. If you would like to learn more about treating people with low vision with respect, here are three brief resources:
Story-telling videos are a great resource for understanding the experience of a person who lives with low vision or blindness. Check these two out. The first is short and funny. The other is a TED Talk.
Computers and various assistive devices are helping people with low vision access information and participate more fully in all aspects of life today. The American Foundation for the Blind describes some of them, and also has an excellent article on how to be an ally for people with disabilities: