Thursday, September 3, 2015

What if I could see once more?

In January 2004 I lost my vision due to a huge retinal detachment. My poor old retina gave up the fight as it had somehow managed to detach itself in three places and according to the surgeons it was one of the worst detachments that they had ever seen.

Since then, my vision has been reduced to light perception but this has not stopped me from dreaming and, as I often say to myself: what if I could see again?

I know that the world would be different today from the day when I lost my vision. There would be oh so much for me to see and discover. Colors would be amazing! There would be many more devices and gadgets for me to discover and explore! There would be a new way for me to take pictures, via my I device as opposed to those now-defunct cameras.

I would need to get used to looking at photos on my I device. I would need to learn how to read using an I device and also learn how to use my fingers to tap my way through messages when composing them.

I would have so much fun in the malls, clothes shopping, browsing in the toy stores, and treating myself to materials for crafts. I would literally find myself going crazy over everything around me.

Oh, but these are only dreams and nothing more! It does not hurt to dream, does it? For who knows! I may just have this dream become a reality some day in the not too distant future.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day.

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