Dating impaired visually
She’ll use her screen reader to look up the menu online in case there isn’t a Braille menu available.She’ll arrive at the restaurant early to orient herself with where the door handle to the restaurant is located or what the layout of her table is like — small things to keep her date from thinking she is incompetent or needy. Yet one thing she does need help with: Making the first move.I mean, why would you go out with someone who can’t see how gorgeous you are… Will the blind film critic be able to rustle himself up some dinner? Blind beauty vlogger Lucy Edwards is doing so terribly at the whole make-up thing that hardly any vision impaired women follow her tips at all. I hope no-one failed to miss the sarcasm in the last 10 points.The scent of your perfume and hair, the soft touch of your skin and having a killer personality just isn’t attractive to us blindies. you know, we haven’t got smart phones to stay in touch and gadgets that help us complete practical tasks around the home, and navigate outdoors. This was just me taking a bit of a tongue in cheek look at some of those crazy misconceptions about us blind lot. Sign up to our newsletter using the form below and get regular updates direct to your inbox.OK, If Disabled World, or another website, was to create a dating service for the blind what requirements would be needed?
“When you’re at a bar, as a blind woman, you’re not making the eye contact and catching the guy across the room,” Jolliff says. Both Tinder and Coffee Meets Bagel, two popular dating apps, have done little to accommodate the blind or visually impaired community.
Yet her dog can’t help her swipe right or left on Tinder. They’re also completely image-based, she says, meaning they don’t reflect how she experiences life.
Taking pictures “isn’t even something that crosses my mind,” she says. Last fall, Jolliff signed up for e Harmony and Ok Cupid.
Her world isn’t pitch-black, but weak muscles keep Jolliff’s eyes mostly shut.
She can distinguish lights from darks, and her seeing-eye dog helps her navigate the world. For Jolliff, such dating platforms are largely incompatible with Voiceover, a screen reading software she uses on her i Phone.