How would you define success in your own life? This is a very individual question, and there are many different answers, both large and small.
The Alliance for Equality of Blind Canadians collected success stories from blind, deaf-blind and partially sighted Canadians. These success stories were on any topic, whether on employment, community involvement or conquering your own personal goals. Most importantly, these success stories differ from others that tend to reinforce the "superhero" notion of disability, by highlighting the often simple and realistic techniques we employ to complete everyday tasks and achieve our goals.
First published in Fall 2010, we hope that this collection of stories will, on the one hand, educate the public by painting a more realistic image of blindness, and on the other, encourage those who have recently experienced vision loss to work towards their goals.
Over time, selections from Personal Successes: Unlimited Potential will also appear throughout the AEBC web site. Look for these highlights in the sidebar on the right! AEBC continues to collect success stories from blind, deaf-blind, and partially sighted Canadians. Do you have a story to share? What do you constitute as "success" in your own life?
Please email your story to firstname.lastname@example.org.