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Disability Pride Month: Audrey

Did you know that July is Disability Pride Month? Celebrated in the UK since 2015, Disability Pride Month is an opportunity to celebrate diversity, start positive conversations, and raise awareness around disabilities.


This Disability Pride Month, we at Visibility Scotland are using our platforms to amplify the voices of our visually impaired staff and service users. We’re starting with our very own Information Line Specialist, Audrey. Audrey is one of less than 5% of visually impaired people who have no sight at all. She lost her sight suddenly and traumatically at the age of 37. For the past 17 plus years, she has been working at Visibility Scotland, using her expertise and lived experience to educate and empower others with sight loss and their families.


To Audrey, Disability Pride Month is about celebrating the diversity within the disabled community. “We’re all totally unique, wonderful individuals” she says. When asked what message she’d like to give to anyone who may be struggling with losing their sight, Audrey responded that “sight loss is definitely life changing, but it doesn’t have to be life ending. Positive mental attitude can make all the difference in the world.”


If you or someone you know is struggling with sight loss, please visit our website or give us a call on 0141 332 4632. We provide support Scotland wide.

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Written by: Paul Hanlon

Posted on the: July 1, 2024
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