We will include stories about:
- science and medicine
- legal issues
- blindness organizations
- sports and athletes
- culture and lifestyle
We’ll even include stories that are simply weird and much more.
We are a team of independent blind people scattered throughout the English speaking world and will share our own experiences as well as
feature as many other writers as we can in order to show the entire spectrum of the blindness experience.
Our fundamental values are that the community of blind people is not homogeneous and that different blind people have different values,
dreams and aspirations. We intend to show this spectrum in all of its
World Blind Herald will go live on January 4, 2023.
We invite you to read some of the types of articles you can expect from the World Blind Herald, including our news digest published every
Tuesday, on the site of our Editor In Chief: www.chrishofstader.com. all
of the articles published there in 2022 and many more like them will
appear in WBH once it goes live.
Join the team! If you are interested in writing for us, you can become
a featured contributor, or you can submit a guest post. Use the contact
form on this page, or on chrishofstader.com and share your story.
Stay tuned for updates as we’ll be working on the site and providing
more information as the January 4 launch date approaches. In the
meantime, follow us on Twitter! Go to @BlindHerald for relevant news
and publication updates. We look forward to sharing a world of
perspective from the World Blind Herald.
The mission of World Blind Herald is to inform and entertain readers by
publishing articles on a wide array of topics regarding blindness and
blind people from the entire English speaking world.
World blind Herald was started with two similar and related ideas in
mind. First, we wanted to show that the blind community is not
homogeneous and is as diverse as the rest of the world in which we live.
We want to show that different blind people have different values,
different interests, different jobs, different goals and different
aspirations. This is true for the small group that is building WBH, for
most of the blind people we know personally and for the thousands of
blind people we’ve read about assembling our weekly news digest.
###WBH Is Politically Neutral, Mostly
WBH has no intended political bias. We will not include articles about
anything political that does not specifically concern blind people or
the civil rights of the disability community at large. If a
congressperson, senator, judge, governor or other official does or says
something that could lead to the weakening of laws like ADA,
Rehabilitation Act, CVAA, IDEA or any of the similar state laws, we will
denounce their statements or actions. Conversely, we will celebrate
anyone from the same group of officials if they do or say something to
strengthen said legislation or enter new legislation that will better
enforce our civil rights.
WBH is officially neutral on issues regarding blindness advocacy
organizations. We will write articles about these groups when or if they
do or say something we feel is news worthy.
WBH is a secular publication and will not include articles that
evangelize for any specific faith. We are not, however, anti-religion.
If a religious organization does something of value to the blind
community, we will run that kind of article and quite a number of
articles that have appeared in our news digest have already done so.
WBH will not use any racist, ethnic, religious or other hateful slurs in
its articles. When the gender of a person in our articles is not
determined, we will use gender neutral language unless we know the
specific pronouns used by the individual in question. We will use no
slurs or make any negative judgements about the LGBtQAI+ community,
we’re about blind people and not about condemning anyone’s sexuality.
Social issues will inevitably be discussed in our articles and how they
will be covered will be left up to the author and editor of the specific
The primary objective of World Blind herald (WBH) is to bring as wide an
array of news and other information related to blindness from as many
English language sources as we can find. There are no subjects related
to blindness that we will not consider including in an WBH article or in
our weekly news digest.
~ Chris Hofstader, Editor in chief.
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