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We're long-time fans of @Yvonne_Shortt's artwork - and we're so excited that the New York Times explored her story. Get to know her. ⬇️ #BlindNewWorld
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#Repost @NYTOpinion: "Meet Yvonne Shortt. Yvonne is legally blind — but unlike the image that’s often conjured of the blind person living in a pitch-black world, she, like most other legally blind people, experiences blindness as a spectrum. She has a condition called retinitis pigmentosa, a disease that causes progressive loss of vision. She can see some things some of the time, depending on various factors like the amount of ambient light, her distance from the object and where it resides in her field of vision. In a new Opinion Video, the filmmaker @ByJamesRobinson shows us what it's like to be Yvonne, navigating the world with progressively declining eyesight, but also recognizing the perspective she has gained.

This is the first video in a three-part series created by James, who made "Whale Eyes," an Emmy-nominated video about his own eye condition. This series, “Adapt-Ability,” explores how it feels to live with a disability, and shows how we can all adjust to be more inclusive. | 🎥 @ByJamesRobinson #NYTOpinion
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Video description: The camera follows Yvonne, a Black woman with a crown of natural hair, as she navigates her daily life, interspersed with clips of her sitting for an interview, photos of her sculptures and old photographs of her from throughout her life.
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Sweet Sadaya is going to take us into the weekend with a song... 🎵 (Volume up!) #BlindNewWorld
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#Repost @SadayaPaige: "Hello fairies! A lot of new fairies have joined us and has a lot of the same question: “What is Sadaya diagnosed with?”

Well, Sadaya explains it here in this song and we hope you all learn a bit more about Septo-optic Dysplasia through her snippet.

We love that you all are so eager to learn more about Sadaya and how positive she is. ♥️

We love to spread as much awareness to The Blind Community as much as we can & I want to remind each of you, that what we share is only what WE’VE gone through- our journey- so these are our experiences we love to share with you all. ♥️🦯"
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Video description: Sadaya, a young Black girl wearing a white shirt covered in large orange stars sits at an electronic keyboard, playing a tune to accompany her song. Text on screen reads, "Sadaya sings a freestyle about her diagnosis: septo-optic dysplasia."
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#TheMoreYouKnow #Sing #SingASong #SadayaPaige #DisabilityIsNotInability #DisabilityNotInability #DisabilityPride #DisabledAndProud #inclusion #BlindKidsCan #BlindMusician #BlindSinger #BlindPianist #SeptoOpticDysplasia #blind #blindness #VisuallyImpaired #VisualImpairment #LowVision #VisionLoss #SightLoss #LegallyBlind #FridayFeeling #FriYay #WeekendVibes
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"Sight or no sight, there is so much beauty to be seen and felt in this world. Don’t ever let anything stop you from capturing it."

@PrabathWickramanayake, a disability rights activist from Melbourne, Australia, has always been captivated by the beauty of nature. As he lost his sight, he felt like he'd lose his connection to nature, too. But with advances in technology, he's been able to recapture that joy in photos. Read more in his #MyBlindStory post at BlindNewWorld.org (link in bio). 📷 🌳 #BlindNewWorld
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Image: Prabath standing on a path in a park, surrounded by trees with yellow leaves, many of which have fallen to the ground. Alongside his photo, text reads: "#MyBlindStory: Capturing Unique Moments: Perspective from a Blind Photographer by Prabath Wickramanayake." The BlindNewWorld logo is below the text.
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#Nature #NatureGram #NaturePhotography #NaturePhotographer #NatureLover #NatureLovers #GetOutside #ArtIsForEveryone #BlindPhotographer #BlindPhotography #DisabilityIsNotInability #DisabilityNotInability #DisabilityAdvocate #RetinitisPigmentosa #RetinitisPigmentosaAwareness #blind #blindness #VisuallyImpaired #VisualImpairment #LowVision #VisionLoss #SightLoss #LegallyBlind #MidweekMotivation #MidweekMood
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