Author Archives: Mel Griffiths

About Mel Griffiths

I live and work in Nottingham, England and am blind. This blog is often centred around things that happen to me because of being blind. This is my space to write and sometimes people will disagree with what I write, but its the one place I have in which to be frank and honest. I also like to reflect on the funnier side of life from time to time.

Farewell to My Other Eye!

Or, so long and thanks for all the pain!   Having blogged fairly extensively last year about having my right eye removed, I decided that it wouldn’t make for particularly interesting reading if I did it all again but I … Continue reading

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There comes a point sometimes as a blind person, where you just have to accept that something is inaccessible, and moreover, there is little or no chance of it being fixed. I’ve reached that point with voting. We do not … Continue reading

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What to do if you Break a Blind Person’s Cane ….

We all get that accidents happen but there are ways of dealing with them. If you cut across in front of a blind person and accidentally snap their cane, you have pretty much rendered them immobile. No, there’s nothing much … Continue reading

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Latest Surgery

Following on from my post in January, I have now had the surgery to put a skin and fat graft in front of my eye implant so that hopefully I will be able to have a proper moulded prosthetic eye … Continue reading

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Ways of Seeing Art – Workshop – Describe with Aaron McPeake

Ways of Seeing Art. Workshop – Describe with Aaron McPeake 25 February Translation is impossible but inevitable. Plato. This was Aaron’s opening quotation to his workshop at the Tate Modern as part of Tate Exchange. Aaron is a visually impaired … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gaps – Exploring the Link Between Art and Audio Description. The Symposium

Bridging the Gaps – ‘Exploring the link etween art and audio description. Hosted by Shape Arts and Tate Modern on Friday 24 February. I have to admit that I am not a particularly artistic person and have attended very few … Continue reading

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Bridging the Gaps – Exploring the Link Between Art and Audio Description. Before the Event

Before The Event A group of us arrived at the Tate Modern at around 11 this morning after a slightly rougher than expected journey down the Thames from our hotel in Greenwich. I never imagined the river would have waves … Continue reading

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