My name is Marlon Parieaho and I’ve been legally blind for the past few years. There are lots of things that the average joe believes a blind person is incapable of doing. These include, but are not limited to:
1. Walking on the side walk.
2. Knowing your present location.
3. Knowing where you’re going.
4. Paying a utility bill.
5. Child care and childbirth.
7. Basic hygiene.
8. Enjoying a movie.
9. Playing a board game.
10. Removing a straw from the paper wrapping.
11. Spelling the word ‘etcetera”, etc.
But there are those who are open minded, and do not have a problem admitting ignorance, and are willing to be educated. Before going blind, I enjoyed art, video games, movies, sketching and doing my job at a governmental ministry. Nothing much has changed though, I just do those things differently.
I believe that everything and everyone has a purpose and that God never gives you more than you can bear. The purpose for this project is to increase awareness of the challenges, accomplishments, and generally the life of the blind and to disprove myths, to inform both the blind and the sighted about the different options in technology, and tutorials on how to use them.
This page will be focused on issues relating to blind awareness and the positives and negatives of living in the dark.