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.



Gypsy Love Productions

An Interview with Dance Pop Musician and Performer Gypsy Love

Today on Nearsighted we welcome musician, performer and belly dance instructor Gypsy Love. Her latest single, “Kaleidoscope,” is available now on Amazon and iTunes. Belo Cipriani: How do you categorize your style of music? Gypsy Love: My style of music can be characterized as Dance Pop with a soulful World Fusion vibe. I blend modern... Read More
BART train

A Bay Area Action Alert to Preserve BART Accessibility

For those of us with disabilities, BART is often the best option we have to get around. And although the service isn’t perfect, the BART cars have generally been accessible to people with disabilities. However, with the new BART cars that have been designed and scheduled for release in a few years, that will not... Read More