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Carol NewburyCarol Newbury

I was born partially sighted. When I went to primary school they discovered I couldnít see so I was given a small chalkboard to write my work on. When I went to the middle school I used to have to go up to the chalkboard and lean against it to copy the work, which used to upset the other pupils, as they couldnít see. I went to a specialist boarding school for partially sighted girls when I was eight until the age of sixteen. I used to go home for holidays to Faversham where my parents lived.

I can see light, dark and shadows, but cannot distinguish what they are. I mange my everyday life by touch, hearing and memory. Memory is a big part. That is how I find my to Creatability to make jewellery and pottery by remembering the shadows of the buildings, the edge of the grass through using the white cane, bollards and bumpy payments. I do fall over, I only fell over a tarmac surface the other day. In the kitchen I use specially designed aids for people with poor or no sight. I use bump on, stickers that go round the dials of the oven, microwaves, washing machine to tell me the temperature & times. For reading letters and files I scan it into my computer and it reads it out to me. I am also able to get onto the interest and it will read out websites to me, so I am able to find services I might need.

got married in 1986 and I have had four boys, 23, 21, 19 and 15. When I had the first child I was only partially sight, but as time went on my sight deteriorated. So my husband stopped work then became my carer and a full time house husband. The eldest child was a great help to me when he was a child. He used to guide me around town and shopping centres. As they got older they all helped out with each other, nappy changing and feeding, they have been wonderful. One thing that does annoy me at home is when the boy or the husband moves things around, as I fall over them or canít find them.

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