I’m severely sight impaired, otherwise referred to as legally blind, I have no sight in my right eye and very limited sight in my left.
This is due to a congenital condition I have had since birth known as Septo Optic Dysplasia; the condition affects the optic nerves amongst other things.
I also have something called Nystagmus which makes focusing difficult – which can impact my ability to read long pieces of text.
The way I describe my sight is that it’s rather like looking through the porthole of a ship which occasionally gets misted over.
I can’t see very far distances and I only can see what’s in front of me, and what I can see sometimes becomes blurred due to my Nystagmus.
Becoming a journalist was always a long-term goal for me ever since my teenage years when I used to write for my school paper.