Self Advocacy

Learn about your rights and methods for communicating your needs to others.

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Social Interactions as Nonvisual Participants

As anyone who is blind or low vision knows, we experience an entire spectrum of interactions in the sighted world, from professional, to patronizing, from helpful, to humiliating. Among my […]

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Your Rights: Practicing Self-Advocacy

Some organizations advocate on behalf of people who are blind or low vision. Friends and family can offer assistance. Ultimately, however, living independently requires learning self-advocacy—the ability to speak and […]

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Communicating Your Needs to Others: Aging and Vision Loss

Communicating your needs effectively requires clearly defining for yourself what it is that you need. Defining your needs allows you to express them clearly so that you will be more […]

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