My name is Fatmatta and I have a hereditary macular dystrophy that has changed my life and has allowed me to see the world differently but does not define who I am. My goal is to become a self-advocate for young professionals and all people with visual impairments. I started this blog as a way to help people live in the shoes of a visually impaired individual, see things and enjoy life through their own eyes. But, I also want to teach people about visual impairments and develop new technologies and ideas for the visually impaired.
As you read my blog, you will learn more about me and who I am.
Maono Ya Chini means "Low Vision" in Swahili. This name was chosen to convey that low vision is an essence of beauty and demonstrate how it opens up a new world and a story to tell for those who live with a visual impairment. Maono ya Chini is a place where all those who do or don't have visual impairments or know someone who does, can share ideas, resources and stories about day to day living.