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Hi everyone, my name's Elle and I'm currently writing a book in which my main character is blind (and has been since birth) so I thought it would be nice to make friends with everyone so that I can do justice to the blind community when portraying her.
I hope you'll all welcome me and help me do the best I can, thank you.

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Hello,
My name is Sarah and I'm 17. I've been blind since birth. What do you want your character to do in the story?


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Hello! My name is Rebecca-I am almost 16 and I have been legally blind since birth. What would you like to know feel free to ask anything!


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Hello! My name's Elizabeth. I am totally blind. what do ya want your chairictor to do?


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Do you want your character to be a thrill seeker?


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Wow, hey everyone!
I'm kind of still working on it at the moment, but I wondering if any of you have come across the concept of albinism and how people describe and if you understand it?

I've yet to decide what my characters going to do, but I think it's just going to be a coming of age story, with a little twist, you know?
Do any of you play a musical instrument, and if you do, what is it?


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I play drums.


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I play piano.


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I want to play piano.


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Awesome, so, do you have a way of reading music, like a method that can be translated into braille or something, or do you just improvise?
Also, I'm not sure if this is a myth or not, but I thought I'd ask anyway: do you guys sometimes to try "see" people's faces by touching them in order to map them out?
And how do you feel about colours?


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I do not know much about colors. Sometimes it can help if I touch peoples' faces to map them out.


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Hi again,
I play the violin and I have been playing it since I was 3. I read both large print and braille music, which is a separate braille code kind of like math is a separate code. In terms of your albinism question, I have a disorder similar to RP but it is not RP so I can not tell you.
Rebecca


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Hi, my name is Ricardo. I am an Ocular Albino. I am guessing that you already know what an Albino or Albanism is al about. My vision is all about colors and light. My eyes can't stand the light from the sun, room lighting, and bright conditions like snow or cloudy days. Colors help because it helps me identify certain objects. I am fortinate enough to see what i am able to see but as you can imagine, i don't get out much. most of my time is spent in school or doing something related to school or helping around the house. I like the idea that you are writing a book about a visually impaired person. It could become something that could help people who are dealing with a visual impairment for the first time.

Thank You!


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interesting. Nice to meet you.


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Yeah nice to meet you.


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