What’s it like to be blind?

UPDATE: The link to the webforum was broken; I fixed it. Here.

Here is a very long, very in-depth web forum, where tons of users ask honest questions of a 26 year old man who’s been blind from birth.

He answers all sorts of stuff, ranging from how much he cares about women’s looks to whether he pees sitting or standing, to info about his computer (he doesn’t use a monitor!) to what his computer screen-reader sounds like. Turns out he can listen to his computer-voice at an absolutely dizzying speed (here’s an mp3).

The thread is 15+ pages long and takes forever to go through, but it’s super-interesting, and worth at least a skim. Read it here.

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10 Responses to What’s it like to be blind?

  1. sorryimleaving says:

    The link to read the thread just links to the audio portion. Sad face.

  2. sorryimleaving says:

    Wow, I just realized the 1st comment I’ve ever left on here is a complaint. Sorry. It should have been your site is awesomeness. Thanks for keeping me entertained!

  3. stamp says:

    That’s okay, Mr. ComplaineyPants. Thanks for letting me know. I fixed the link!

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  5. I must say I did contmeplate whether to leave a comment or not.

    I have been employed as a professional cleaner for 12 years
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    but for now I have my cleaning to do.

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