Ryan Boudwin, seated with cane at the Island in the Sky

Why I am a Federationist

By Ryan Boudwin, delivered at the NFB Utah convention on April 12, 2019.   Hi. My name is Ryan Boudwin. I am thirty-four years old, and I am blind. But I haven’t been blind…

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How to make your own magnifier for $25

As my remaining usable vision continues to worsen because of my genetic eye disease, I have to adapt and find new ways of doing things. It is getting harder and harder for me to access…

Ryan Boudwin, seated with cane at the Island in the Sky

New normal: losing your vision

I recently was interviewed by ABC4 to discuss my challenges with blindness. You can watch the video below:     You can also read the full story at ABC4 here.

My three sons, Paul, Martin, and Garrett, waiting for our bus.

Life’s little adventures

Today was a rough day. Yesterday I had another vision exam that quantified just how much worse my eyes have gotten since last time. While the results were not surprising, given I have a degenerative…

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It’s never too early for training

This was a speech given by me at the open house of the Division of Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Salt Lake City, Utah on October 23, 2018. Hi. My name is…

Diagnosis: Retinitis Pigmentosa

Friday, February 2nd, 2018 began like any other. The end of another workweek, another week of the tedium of routine normal life; a day for taking care of errands. As I drove to a routine…