Early last year I began working with a local charity called the East Sussex Association of Blind and Partially Sighted People, or ESAB for short. They are a family of incredible people, all of which go above and beyond everyday to improve the lives and independance of vision impaired people in the County. Playing even a small part of this charity really is the greatest honour, and since being there I have been humbled and inspired by the stories of the people I have met- so much so that I wanted to create a series of films to help raise the awareness of what it means to be vision impaired.

In this first film of the series I introduce you to Jo:

Now Jo’s sight loss was sudden, and in this film she talks about her experience, through having to leave employment, move back home with parents, and deal with all of the emotional challenges that sight loss brings with it. Now years on, she is back in employment in a role that enables her to make a difference for others, and also takes an active role in the running of ESAB as one of its dedicated Trustees. She really is incredible, and after hearing her story I’m sure you will agree…..

For more information or advice, please contact ESAB at:  www.eastsussexblind.org