Welcome to my web log.
This is my personal laboratory where I experiment to see what works.
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A brief story about my vision experience
When I was in fourth grade, I was told that I needed glasses.
From that point on, I wore glasses for the next thirty-eight (38) years. At various times, I wore contact lenses as well. My contact lenses and glasses required different prespcriptions.
I didn’t really think too much about it during those years. I simply took the word of others including multiple eye doctors. All I can tell you is that my eyesight got progressively worse over the years to a point where it started leveling off.
As a Deaf person who relies on being able to see, 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.