I realized I didn’t really think too much about accessibility. I mean, I don’t have any issues whatsoever to limit my day to day life in any way.
So this is why it’s interesting to read this article, on a blind TikTok star’s favorite accessibility apps:
Do you know how you look?
How does a blind person socially distance?
How does a blind person pick up guide-dog poop?
Her followers and fans have sent her those questions and hundreds of others—all of which she’s answered with her signature candor, charm, and wit.
For Edwards, starting her TikTok channel last year was as much about self-preservation as educating others. “I would go out in the world and get this underlying discrimination and not be able to put my finger on it,” she says. “I would think, ‘Am I going crazy? It’s 2020. This can’t be happening.’
“But when I started answering those questions, it was like a weight was lifted. I got to another level of accepting myself, because you have to be quite strong to answer questions like ‘Can you brush your teeth?’”
There was an additional benefit: The more questions she responded to, the more thoughtful the questions became. “Do you dream in pictures? What do you see? Thinking about how to articulate that helped me develop as a person,” she explains.
It’s a really educational and eye opening read.