Many people with visual disabilities use this trick. To navigate a world built for the sighted, we take photos in airports to ascertain the numbers on departure gates, on transit and in many other public infrastructure settings. For the fully sighted, there may be nothing worth photographing. But for us, these strange snaps may contain crucial detail, even information we need to be safe.
Garth Mullins is a writer, sociologist, award-winning broadcaster and musician with albinism and low-vision, living in East Vancouver.
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