I have spent this week working at the library of the Association Valentin Hauy, 5, rue Duroc, Paris 75007. The library has an incredible collection of French nineteenth-century novels about blindness.
(This image shows me standing outside the AVH:
it is the first ever picture of me and my cane)
As this project develops I will post my findings here. I will also post my experiences of being a partially blind person in a resolutely sighted - or oculocentric - world.