Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, teams up with legally blind YouTuber James Rath to show the differences between being blind like Tommy and legally blind like James. Tommy’s blindness is caused by an underdeveloped optic nerve and James’ blindness is caused by albinism and nystagmus.
More “Differences Between Being Blind & Legally Blind” – In the video, I presented a handful of everyday scenarios and asked both Tommy and James to respond. The video has been viewed over 1 million times, so I thought this would be a good opportunity to share some of the extras from the shoot. Tommy and James talk about how they experience fireworks as someone who is visually impaired, if they are able to write print, how they take a photo using their iPhone, and whether or not they can assemble Ikea furniture alone.
How Blind People Watch Movies (ft. Tommy Edison/Blind Film Critic) – Watch Tommy on James’ channel where they talk about Audio Description – an additional narration track in movies and TV intended primarily for blind and visually impaired that describes the visual aspects of a film or show.
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