We can see how very outdated and silly the stigmas around disability and dating truly are.
These three 20 and 30 something’s show us that blind people flirt, go on dates, fall in and out of love, get married, and have children, just like anyone else.
She is one of three main characters in the film who shares her experience of dating in our digital age as someone who is visually impaired.The film, which was first released in 2015, follows Nefertiti and two men, Anthony Butler and Gus Chalkias.In previous years, the festival has provided transcription and description for blind and visually impaired viewers, which would be a very exciting addition, making the film’s story accessible to the people whose story it represents. I will assume you are not blind, so the thing is how to overcame our prejudices about people with disabilities; who happen to be just people.You don’t know if you’re swiping left or swiping right or even what the person looks like,” Ellis said.
“So, even getting through the app or online platform is a challenge.” Engineers and assistive technology experts have made incredible strides over the last decade, designing ways to adapt technology for sensory and physically disabled individuals.“You really do step out and take a ride in someone's dating life, and it’s a fun ride.I think everyone has left having learned what it’s like to be blind or consider dating someone blind to a degree.So, with these high numbers, filmmakers, Nicole Ellis and Maya Albanese, first set out to tap into this underexposed topic—what is it really like to navigate online dating when you’re blind?Dating websites, which are by nature visual platforms, add an inherent level of complication for blind or visually impaired users.Sure, it may seem like we shouldn’t need that reminder in the 21st century, but we do.