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Title My Heart Is Not Blind: Voices of Older Blind, Michael Nye
Summary This presentation is from the OIB-TAC virtual conference in August 2020. For the last seven years, Michael has been listening to men and women who are blind and visually impaired. Each photographic portrait is accompanied by an intimate story told by the subject concerning his or her experiences and unique perspective. Many of the personal narratives that accompany each portrait speak of the transition from sight to vision loss and how that has changed—and has not changed—the ability to perceive the world. Some participants question the classification of blindness as a disability, and one proposes that blindness may, in some ways, aid one's perception, saying that "if you can always see the sun, you can never discover the stars."

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