Belo Cipriani with his guide dog Oslo

Imagine if the most severe physical pain and sorrow in your life were inflicted by the people you trusted most. In the spring of 2007, Belo Cipriani was beaten and robbed of his sight at the hands of his childhood friends.

Blind: A Memoir chronicles the two years immediately following the assault. At the age of twenty-six, Belo found himself learning to walk, cook, and date in the dark.

Armed with visual memory and his newly developed senses, Belo shows readers what the blind see.  He narrates the recondite world of the blind, where microwaves, watches, and computers talk, and where guide dogs guard as well as lead.

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The World’s First Radio Reading Service for the Blind

Nearsighted welcomes Stuart Holland, station manager of the Minnesota Radio Talking Book Network.  The Minnesota Radio Talking Book Network (RTB) was the world’s first radio reading service for the blind when it was established in 1969. At that time, there was no access to newspapers, many magazines, and many books for people who were unable... Read More
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Interview with Journalist and Author Greg Archer

Today on Nearsighted, we welcome author, award-winning journalist, cultural moderator and television personality Greg Archer. Greg is a Huffington Post blogger and a longtime arts and culture writer for the San Francisco Examiner. He just released his latest book, Grace Revealed: A Memoir. Belo Cipriani: What is your book about? Greg Archer: Grace Revealed is about my journey uncovering my... Read More