74 episodes

A glimpse into visually impaired life in a visual world. Host Avery Berschauer shares her personal experience and explores other topics around diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

Basically Blind Avery Berschauer

    • Society & Culture
    • 5.0 • 27 Ratings

A glimpse into visually impaired life in a visual world. Host Avery Berschauer shares her personal experience and explores other topics around diversity, equity, inclusion, and accessibility.

    Getting Back to Normal... or Not

    Getting Back to Normal... or Not

    During the pandemic, life was turned upside down for many. We had to find new ways to do everyday tasks like shopping, working, teaching, etc.  Recently, there have been a number of shifts than nudge us closer to how things were in 2019, but many don't want some changes to go away. Avery shares why she hopes working from home, virtual events, and flexibility don't disappear.

    • 36 min
    She's High Maintenance

    She's High Maintenance

    Being a woman comes with its own challenges. Avery reflects on how women can be shamed about taking care of themselves with the term "high maintenance." You rarely hear men described that way, and society puts less pressure on men for how they look than women. Avery unpacks this phrase and reclaims what it says about someone.

    • 27 min
    The Friendship Club

    The Friendship Club

    No one can do it alone. It is important to find a group of people who you can connect with and who support you through good and hard times. Avery reflects on the many groups she has sought out during her life including a peer support group in middle school called the Friendship Club.

    • 19 min
    Pivot...Pivot...Pivot!

    Pivot...Pivot...Pivot!

    No, we're not talking about the iconic scene from Friends where Ross yells, "Pivot!" repeatedly in an effort to navigate moving a couch upstairs (watch here).

    Right now, many people are leaving their current jobs for new ones. Some are staying on the same career path, while others are taking the opportunity to set off on a new course. Avery shares how she successfully pivoted her career and her advice to others trying to do the same.

    Mentioned Resource: Designing Your Life: How to Build a Well-Lived, Joyful Life by Bill Burnett & Dan Evans

    • 40 min
    General Wellness Check

    General Wellness Check

    spring is here, and change is in the air. Avery shares updates from her recent trip to the eye doctor and changes around health, career, and lifestyle.

    • 33 min
    Demystifying Disability

    Demystifying Disability

    This month Avery read Demystifying Disability by Emily Ladau. She goes over the content, main themes, and tone of the book and shares what she learned, critiques, and her honest recommendation on whether to read or skip it.

    • 26 min

Customer Reviews

5.0 out of 5
27 Ratings

27 Ratings

BeccaS333 ,

Favorite podcast of 2021

Avery discusses very important topics about being blind and more. It’s a nice listen. Each episode is very engaging , and I’m always up for hearing what she has to say . Good job Avery! :)

Pele10!! ,

Great perspective

Avery let’s us walk in her shoes so we can empathize, and understand. Entertaining, and thought provoking.

day & knight ,

Threat start

Very good and interesting perspective.