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17-year-old Caiden Cawthon is legally blind, and his appreciation for art goes far beyond its visual aspects. It's connected him with his community - and made him an advocate for accessibility in all forms of art. Get to know him in the #MyBlindStory post at BlindNewWorld.org (link in bio). #BlindNewWorld
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Image: @CaidenCawthon, a young man wearing glasses and a white suit, stands in front of an art installation of multi-colored neon lights while holding his mobility cane. Text alongside his photo reads, "#MyBlindStory | Art, Beyond the Visual: a Transcendental Experience by Caiden Cawthon." The BlindNewWorld logo is in the lower left corner of the graphic.
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#art #ArtAppreciation #ArtLover #ArtLovers #ArtIsForEveryone #AccessibleArt #TactileArt #AccessibleArts #AccessibilityMatters #DisabilityAdvocate #DisabilityIsNotInability #DisabilityNotInability #WhiteCane #MobilityCane #RockTheCane #YesWeCane #retinopathy #RetinopathyOfPrematurity #blind #blindness #VisuallyImpaired #VisualImpairment #LowVision #VisionLoss #SightLoss #LegallyBlind #MidweekMood #MidweekMotivation
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Let's kick off the week with some joy. 💃 #BlindNewWorld
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#Repost @BlindishLatina: "Why does this video matter? 🤨

It’s about disability joy.

I’m happy in this video because I’m about to go salsa dancing.

It might seem trivial, but it’s not.

You see, I live in a world where I’m told my life doesn’t have value.

Where I’ve heard others describe being blind as “awful” and “the worst thing that could happen.”

Where disability is viewed as a tragedy and something to be pitied.

Ableism is part of my daily life and the lives of all disabled people.

This is why disability joy is crucial and vital.

I share it for myself and I share it for you.

If you’re nondisabled, I hope you can feel my energy through this video. I’m disabled, hard of hearing and blind. And I LOVE my life.

I’m a successful entrepreneur.

I’m loved.

I’m a world traveler.

I hope that shifts your perspective.

If you’re disabled, I hope you savor your own moments of disability joy. Relish in them.

We all need these moments.

We’re whole, just as we are.

We’re valuable, just as we are.

Does this resonate? 🤔"

Video description: Catarina, a light-skinned Latine woman with dark brown wavy hair smiles widely while dancing from side to side with her white cane in front of a wall with bright purple and blue graffiti. White text on a black background reads, “Disability joy isn’t trivial 👋🏼," then another text box pops up that says “Read the caption for more ⬇️” An instrumental version of Cardi B’s song “Up" provides a peppy beat.
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#MondayMood #MondayMotivation #Disability #DisabilityAwareness #DisabilityJoy #DisabledAndProud #DisabilityIsNotInability #DisabilityNotInability #DisabledLatina #DisabledLatine #WhiteCane #MobilityCane #OrientationAndMobility #YesWeCane #RockTheCane #AbleismIsTrash #blind #blindness #VisuallyImpaired #VisualImpairment #LowVision #VisionLoss #SightLoss #LegallyBlind
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Today, and every day, we're grateful for this community - and we want to take this opportunity to say thank you. Have a happy, healthy and safe Thanksgiving. #BlindNewWorld
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Image: Yellow text on a dark background reads, "Thank you. And happy Thanksgiving!" The BlindNewWorld logo is at the bottom of the graphic.
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#HappyThanksgiving #Thanksgiving #ThanksgivingDay #ThankfulFor #GratefulFor #GratefulForCommunity #DisabilityCommunity #DisabledCommunity #BlindCommunity #DisabilityIsNotInability #DisabilityNotInability #DisabilityPride #BlindPride #blind #blindness #VisuallyImpaired #VisualImpairment #LowVision #VisionLoss #SightLoss #LegallyBlind
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This mom has a lot to be thankful for. #BlindNewWorld
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#Repost @NavigatingBlindness: "Dear Parent of a blind or low vision child:

When you are tired of fighting the school district for braille, assistive tech, O&M, activities of daily living & more...

When you are in your thirty-fifth IEP meeting feeling like nothing will ever change...

When you are exhausted but can't sleep because your inner voice is screaming this is not fair! Obtaining an equal, accessible education should not be this hard...

Remember this picture! 🎃

One day you'll realize that your child:

Gained self-confidence knowing that you held high expectations + believed in them.

Learned perseverance knowing you never, ever gave up.

Courageously self-advocates because you taught them that their needs are not "special," they are basic human rights.

Proudly use their mobility tools because they have places to go & people to meet.

You will realize that every single battle you faced together was a stepping stone on the path to their independence.

You will miss them madly but you will sleep well at night knowing they are living their best life.

I promise. ❤️ Kim"

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Image: Kim's son Kai sits with his girlfriend and guide dog on the steps of his college home, proudly displaying pumpkins they've carved.
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#HangInThere #ProudMom #GratefulMom #GrowingUp #SelfAdvocacy #DisabilityIsNotInability #DisabilityNotInability #DisabilityPride #BlindKidsCan #GuideDog #GuideDogsOfInstagram #GuideDogsOfInsta #blind #blindness #VisuallyImpaired #VisualImpairment #LowVision #VisionLoss #SightLoss #LegallyBlind #MondayMotivation
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Overview

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Personal stories about living with blindness are at the foundation of the #BlindNewWorld community. We celebrate each other’s triumphs, stand alongside folks who are struggling and always — always — advocate for accessibility and inclusion at home, at work and in the community.

So, who are you? And what’s your story?

#BlindNewWorld on Twitter

Helpful advice if you're having #accessibility issues with Voiceover as a result of the latest iOS upgrade. Thanks, @KnownAsJeff! #BlindNewWorld

#MyBlindStory: 17-year-old Caiden Cawthon is #LegallyBlind, and his appreciation for art goes far beyond its visual aspects. It's connected him with his community - and made him an advocate for #accessibility in all forms of art. #BlindNewWorld https://blindnewworld.org/art-beyond-the-visual-a-transcendental-experience/

The holiday season is a bit more #accessible for #blind and #VisuallyImpaired shoppers using Mastercard's Touch Card: a tactile solution that makes it easy to distinguish among credit, debit and prepaid cards. 💳 🛍️ #BlindNewWorld https://www.mastercard.com/news/press/2021/october/mastercard-introduces-accessible-card-for-blind-and-partially-sighted-people/?fbclid=IwAR2cv0eipGnqrxk4S4bFOkqTnFIzvKWDQYJplwYriOb6kfpmrDSMugGSzKU

#Blind and #VisuallyImpaired visitors to the newly #accessible Acropolis of Athens can navigate the historic site via models of monuments, haptic feedback points, and signs in both Greek and English #braille. #BlindNewWorld https://greekreporter.com/2022/11/25/athens-acropolis-accessible-visually-impaired/

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