Welcome to my web log.
This is my personal playground.
This is my personal laboratory where I experiment to see what works.
A brief story about my vision experience
When I was in fourth grade, I was informed that I needed glasses. From that point on, I wore glasses for the next thirty-eight (38) years. At times, I wore contact lenses as well.
I didn’t really think too much about it while growing up.
My eyesight got progressively worse over the years to a point where I could not lipread anyone who was more than three feet away from me. If someone was signing to me, then I could extend my range to six feet away.
The refractive surgery experience
In April 2022, I had a LASIK procedure performed on my eyes.
In a matter of minutes, I went from struggling to lipread three feet away to tracing the edge of a leaf thirty feet away without any effort. By no means was my vision “perfect” as it takes time to adjust to the new experience.
What I did realize during the adjustment period is how much I appreciate the accessibility tools we have to remove barriers with on my laptop.
While I was familiar with some of these tools (browser zoom, color inverters, screen magnifiers), I never used them on a daily basis until I was adapting to the new vision experience.
As a result, I decided to renew my efforts here on this blog to become more familiar with accessibility as it pertains to WordPress.
The following resources are listed here for those of you who are interested in more information about specific subjects mentioned in this article.
- Wikipedia / LASIK