FAMOUS BLIND YOUTUBERS

Blind youtubers

It’s true,” Disability is not an inability”.

1. Molly Jane Lucy Burke (born February 8, 1994)

Molly Jane Lucy Bruke

is a Canadian YouTube personality and motivational speaker whose eponymous channel has more than 2 million subscribers. Burke was diagnosed at age four with retinitis pigmentosa, a condition which causes loss of vision. She lost most of her sight at age 14.Previously, she was a spokesperson for Foundation Fighting Blindness Canada.

Burke’s content focuses on her experiences with blindness, fashion and makeup advice, and vlogs about her daily life and activities. She advocates for disability rights. She also shows her experiences with Gallop, her guide dog.

Shorty Awards

The Shorty Awards, also known as the “Shortys”, is an annual awards show recognizing the people and organizations that produce real-time short form content across Twitter, Facebook, YouTube, Instagram, TikTok, Twitch and the rest of the social web. The annual ceremony began in 2008 with awards for achievements on the Twitter platform. Since then, the awards have recognized content creation on other social networking sites, including YouTube, Tumblr, Instagram, Vine, Snapchat, YouNow, Periscope and Facebook.

The awards ceremony is held each spring and streamed live. Each award recognizes the entire body of work of the content creator for the calendar year, rather than an individual tweet or post. A 2012 Forbes magazine article about the awards commented: “The Shortys recognize that social media is about more than who can get the most followers … we are creating millions of pieces of new writing that will define our generation. … These writings … are creating our history of record. SHE IS REALLY AMAZING .


2.Tommy Edison (born July 17, 1963)

Tommy Edison

is an American YouTuber, radio presenter and film critic known for his blindness and self-deprecating sense of humor in his internet presence. From 1994 until 2013 he worked as a traffic reporter for the station Star 99.9 in Bridgeport, Connecticut,

Although he had never driven a car or seen a traffic jam, as a traffic reporter he used what he heard about traffic on police scanners and in calls with listeners on the road.

Motivated to review films by his frustration with their visual language, he started a YouTube channel called Blind Film Critic with his friend Ben Churchill in 2011. His reviews focus on script, music and sound effects. The first film he reviewed was Scream 4; his favorites include Hugo, Goodfellas, Clerks and American Hustle. In 2013, audio description allowed him to watch his first silent film, which he joked was “eye-opening”—however, he does not use it when preparing his reviews.He was endorsed by Roger Ebert in 2011, and has been featured on The Howard Stern Show and CNN.He also made videos answering viewers’ questions about blindness on another channel entitled The Tommy Edison Experience, and has covered topics such as dreams, colors, Braille and assistive technology.


3. Judith Joy Ross (born 1946)

 Judith Joy Ross

A blind mother shares tips about living joyfully with blindness.

JOY ROSS is an American portrait photographer. Her books include Contemporaries (1995), Portraits (1996), Portraits of the Hazleton Public Schools (2006) and Protest the War (2007), “exploring such themes as the innocence of youth, the faces of political power, and the emotional toll of war”.  

Joss ross is an amazing YouTube star. On her YouTube channel, not only does she share the challenges she faces with the loss of her eyesight, she doesn’t even let that get to her. … As a child, she was born with Juvenile Arthritis and Uveitis, a disease that could potentially take anyone’s eyesight if not treated.


4. Lucy Edwards

 Lucy Edwards

A blind, 22 year old makeup obsessed ginger woman and her cute guide dog named Olga!

LUCY EDWARDS is a presenter, YouTuber and disability rights campaigner who is usually accompanied by her guide dog named Olga. At 17 Lucy lost her eyesight so she had to learn how to navigate her life again. She took to YouTube and started to upload videos of her experiences to her own channel.

Her video, ‘blind girl does her own make-up’, gained over 780,000 views and she became the first British blind person to pave the way for change on the platform. She now has 35,000 subscribers to her channel and over 3 million views of her videos.


5. James Rath

James Rath

A filmmaker, accessibility activist and speaker shares about accessible technology.

James Rath have been legally blind since birth. He’s a filmmaker and uses his skills to share stories from within the disabled community and bring awareness to accessibility. In the climate of social distancing, as a blind person, it’s been a bit of a culture shock.

James strives to express his passion for equal opportunities for people with disabilities through filmmaking. He emphasizes that a cure isn’t always the answer and realistically won’t be an answer for many of the 1 billion people living with a disability. Understanding, compassion, and accessibility is what we all need as a society because none of us are prone to having a disability at any point in our lives, and that’s why we must care about making ourselves, along with the lives of others, accessible now.


6. Samuel M. Genensky (26 July 1927)

Blind Life. Sam is a big fan of mobile technology and low vision accessibility and shares his tricks of navigating life with low vision.

Samuel Genensky. Born on 26 July 1927 in New Bedford, Massachusetts – 26 June 2009 in Santa Monica, California was an American computer scientist, best known as an inventor for devices to assist sight-impaired persons. He was also well known for his advocacy on behalf of the blind.


 7. Justin Holland

 Justin Holland

A motivating blind bodybuilder who inspires others to overcome any challenge.

   The saying seeing is believing could not apply more to someone who is trying to get shredded and lean in health and fitness or bodybuilding. A lot of people gage their progress inside of the gym solely off of how one’s physique looks. Being a blind bodybuilder it is nearly impossible to look and see progress, well it is completely impossible. So this definitely adds to the challenge of cutting down to a very low body fat percentage for a bodybuilding competition. What could help with this challenge?


  8. Emily Davison ( FASHIONEYESTA )

Emily Davison

Emily Davison likes to talk style, beauty and lifestyle; the other side of her channel shares about sight loss, Septo Optic Dysplasia, chronic illness, and her guide dog – after all, who doesn’t love cute dog videos!

Emily Davison, 21, from London, was diagnosed with septo-optic dysplasia as a baby – a congenital condition that affects my sight and metabolism. This means she is completely blind in her right eye, and has roughly 10 per cent vision in her left.


  9. Matt ( BLIND to BILLIONAIRE )

Matt (blind to billionaire )

Matt’s personal goal is to prove that anyone can do anything that they desire. Matt, who loves to travel and explore various beaches and islands, shares about living (and traveling) with Retinitis Pigmentosa (RP).

Follow the journey of a 35 year old blind man after losing his vision to Retinitis Pigmentosa. … Although Matt is absent of eyesight, he has an incredible and expansive vision for the future. His channel name, Blind to Billionaire was inspired by his obsession with becoming a billionaire.


10. Derek Daniel ( LIFE AFTER SIGHT LOSS )

Derek Daniel

Derek Daniel is dedicated to helping individuals and families discover life after sight loss. Derek provides encouragement, product reviews, life advice, how to’s and much more!

           Although they faced a lot of difficulties, they proved at the end that nothing is impossible. YouTube is not only reserved for selected people.


Team ITVI encourages you to not think about your Inabilities. Disability does not mean inability. Go ahead and stand with confidence.

By – Pooja Singh

Team ITVI

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