I have a family member who is blind now.
It's his fault, so it's a little frustrating. We knew he had diabetes. We'd been telling him, "You have diabetes idiot." He refused to go to a doctor--- hadn't been to see one in literally 15 years---- refused to admit he was going blind! Totaled his truck. At the ER they were like , "Yeah your blood sugar is like 500, that's why you can't see." And we just shook our heads because we'd been BEGGING him to see a fuckin doctor.
Anyway he's had multiple eye surgeries and his diabetes is now controlled but it's too late.
He can see light and blurry color but that's it.
Can't read. Can't drive. Can't work anymore. Can't watch TV. Walks into walls and people and such.
I had an ex with a blind dad so I know a lot about the things out there for blind people.
We're getting him a new phone with vision impairment accommodations and a new computer with those accomodation programs as well.
He won't do a cane--- but he needs one!
I might look into a seeing eye dog.
You guys know anyone who's blind? What do they use/need daily?