Dating for visually impaired Adult dating and penpals
Hi all, I am interested in setting up a website for online dating for the visually impaired people. Not sure if what you're asking is int the remit of RNIB to create a website for you?I am wondering if anyone out there could be of help with this?? But would be very interesting to hear your own experiences of dating or meeting people if you are blind or partially sighted.I have great ideas only required to put this into practice. Like do you get out and about to different activities, do you manage to travel around a lot?What interests you if you're blind or partially sighted?Hi Neil, Well, I have now put my idea forward so lets see who can help with creating this website.Yes, I'm a very independent visually impaired person I do get out and about a lot I love traveling, swimming, I also enjoy musicals and the theatre.
Like from my experience different visually impaired people are on different stages of their sight loss journey.For example, some are much more mobile and confident at getting trains, buses and taxis outside of their immediate local area than others.Others depending on level of sight may prefer to have guidance at all times.Plus if blind only wish to date blind the spread of different blind people across the country must vary And added to that what if you don't really want to relocate from where you have got used to living for years for whatever reason?So, many considerations compared to being fully sighted or not having any other disabilities with sight loss.I acknowledge that there are pitfalls but those pitfalls are there without a dating website.There are other pitfalls too, such as safeguarding those who are more vulnerable.However most of the pitfalls are either those which are already present without the website (as I mentioned before) or they're pitfalls which any other kind of dating website would have. Look at the pitfalls, because then you can build a site which also gives advice on dating and visual impairment, and looks at other ways of providing support (or signposting support from others) to those who are looking at dating whilst visually impaired. Thank you for the support however, I'd like to add that yes, visually impaired people do face a number of problems but also the sighted world also have their own issues.The most important is that we as visually impaired try to live as normal as possible and face our difficulties with strength and confidence so others can learn from us.I really hope that my idea of the website is completed by finding someone who can support. I was responding to what Neil S said and acknowledging that while there are some problems specific to loss of sight (or at least specific to the loss of a sense or an ability that someone once had and has now lost, particularly close to the time of that loss) that these are better seen as areas for support and advice than as a reason not to continue.