I am joined by Kara, Vicky, Barbie, and Anna. We discuss what it is like to be blind moms. Topics discussed include concerns my panelists had before they became parents, issues with sending kids to school, what my panelists hope their children learn from having blind moms, and lots more. If you would like to tell your disability story or you have an idea for a podcast, send me an email at firstname.lastname@example.org
Soniya is a mother and an elementary school music teacher who is blind. We discuss her childhood, her choice of career, how she got her job, and what it is like to be a blind teacher. Stick around for the end! Soniya sent me a great recording of her first graders singing a song for the podcast.
After quite some time away. Ability Stories is back! My apologies for the long absence.
Ray talks about how training changed his life. He talks about starting his own wood working business. He discusses his job as a wood shop teacher and his thoughts on blindness. Link to Ray's wood working business: http://wrightturnonly.com
Ray and I discuss his diagnosis of Retinitis Pigmentosa and how it affected his employment history. Ray ends part one of our interview with a moving story of what finally motivated him to seek blindness training.
Link to Ray’s woodworking business: http://wrightturnonly.com
Susan and I discuss her diagnosis of Retinitis Pigmentosa. We talk about what it was like growing up with gender dysphoria. We discuss her journey to come to peace with her gender identity and how it has impacted her life. She talks about coming to terms with blindness and some of the positive ways it has impacted her life.
Bill talks about why he started as a rehabilitation counselor at the Division of Services for the Blind in Utah. He talks about some of the things he was able to accomplish.He discusses his decision to apply for director. He talks about what the job was like.
Bill talks about his family’s reaction to his congenital blindness. He talks about what life was like at the school for the blind.
He talks about his experiences attending public high school and college. He talks about his first jobs and why he started looking for different employment.