If you have gone looking for audio or video-based resources on vision loss, you will have seen that there are many video channels and podcasts out there, but culling through hundreds of resources can prove daunting. This curated list has been put together to help those with vision loss, or those supporting them, who are looking for the best and most up-to-date resources.
The following YouTube channels and Podcasts have been selected based on both their popularity as well as how regularly the content is updated. Personally, I have come across podcasts with content that really excited me, only to find out that the last time a new podcast was released was five years ago. Particularly when the content has to do with research or technology, being up to date is very important.
Although I have done my best to put together a list of the best and most updated content, it’s very possible that I’ve missed a YouTube Channel or Podcast. If you come across a resource that should be included here, drop me a line via this contact form, or drop me a DM via my new Instagram account at @losingmyvisionblog
Vision-Loss YouTube Channels
The Blind Life
The Blind Life is a representation of what is going on in my life and what I enjoy, all from the visually impaired perspective. I’m a big fan of mobile technology and Low vision accessibility, but I also can easily laugh at myself. I enjoy making videos to share tips and tricks of navigating life with low vision.
Carrie and Pablo Morales are the creators of Live Accessible. Carrie was born with Aniridia and has been legally all her life and Pablo went from 20/20 vision to totally blind in a few hours in his 20’s. Their goal with Live Accessible is to show that blindness and low vision does NOT define you. And it does NOT limit you can you can live your BEST life.
HEY! I’m Molly, a typical sushi and makeup loving millennial girl who just so happens to be blind!
I was diagnosed with Retinitis Pigmentosa at just 4 years old and began public speaking at age 5. Even though I can’t see, I know that there are bright spots in everything we face. Let’s find them together!
Life After Sight Loss
Dedicated to helping individuals and families discover life after sight loss. I provide encouragement, product reviews, life advice, how to’s and much more! I’m here for every VIP (Visually Impaired Person) and their sighted supporters!
The Macular Society
The Macular Society is the national charity for anyone affected by central vision loss. We provide free information and support to improve lives today and we fund research so that one day we can overcome macular disease.
Foundation for Flighting Blindness
The urgent mission of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, Inc. is to drive the research that will provide preventions, treatments and cures for people affected by retinitis pigmentosa (RP), macular degeneration, Usher syndrome, and the entire spectrum of retinal degenerative diseases.
National Federation for the Blind
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.
I’m a totally blind woman living life to the fullest. Not letting anything get in the way of what I want to do and where I want to go.
How would you describe a world you’ve never seen? Blind Guy Travels invites you into life without sight. Join host Matthew Shifrin as he experiences a Marx Brothers comedy, creates an online dating profile, collaborates with LEGO to develop instructions for blind builders, and prepares for college graduation.
Join host John Grimes, exploring life after bacterial meningitis caused sudden blindness. Sharing experiences, adaptations, and connecting with others to discuss thriving with visual impairment and overcoming life’s challenges.
The See-Through Podcast
The See-Through Podcast creates transparency on life with a disability through the broadcast of raw conversations with the disability community.
Guest on the podcast feature professionals who are shaping the future of the disability community. Guest include various artists, athletes, influencers, motivational speakers, comedians, medical professionals, researchers, technologists and activists.
Adventures in Accessibility
Americans living with disabilities are often faced with obstacles when it comes to accessibility. These obstacles can lead to adventures and misadventures alike. Twice per month, an esteemed guest will share their story with the Rocky Mountain ADA Center. Whether you want to learn about how to make life more accessible for you or a loved one, this podcast is for you. New episodes come out Wednesdays at 7 AM ET. Transcripts are always available in the show notes.
Bringing Light to Blindness Podcast
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is committed to finding treatments and cures for blinding retinal diseases that affect more than 10 million people in the United States. To learn more, go to FightingBlindness.org.
The host of The blind American podcast, Alex Sparks is legally blind due to a genetic inheritance of retinitis pigmentosa. The Blind American is a culmination of discussions and interviews that Alex has had with other blind/visually impaired people and others who have relevance to the blind and low vision community?
Foundation for Fighting Blindness
The goal of this podcast is to educate both blind and sighted people about how blind people live their lives. from cooking, cleaning, and travel to hobbies and sports, blind people can do everything that a sighted person can do. this podcast details how a blind person can do all of these things and more.
This Is What Blind Looks Like
Join two Blind women as they bring you monthly episodes striving to educate the general public about Blindness.
Thank you, Lawrence! As always you are so generous with yourself & your experiences. I’ll be sharing this with friends with vision loss. Ann Arbor misses you!
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