It's been awhile that I have posted an article to my blog. This new year, I hope to be more active in blogging. Looking back at 2018, there's still little awareness about adult blindness, accessibility and social acceptance of disability. Many adults losing their sight due to eye diseases, accidents, etc still face tough challenges in coping with blindness. Important emotional support/counselling, orientation and mobility training, assistive IT training and living skills are not readily available .
It's now 11 years since I lost my sight due to bacterial infection and I have closely monitored and advocated for better accessible amenities and infrastructure for the blind community but there's still so much advocacy and awareness that's needed to affect positive changes and thus, enable the disabled community to have a better living standard, ability to move about freely and independently as much as possibly could. It's disappointing to say, very little improvements in the past 10 years.
I hope this new year and a newly elected government will make it all happen to bring much cheers to the lives of the disabled community, a neglected minority that has so much to contribute to the economy and country.
More challenges ahead!