The AFB Centennial Book Club: Blind and Low Vision Authors Tell Their Stories
The American Foundation for the Blind and Amazon recently collaborated on a discussion with me and two other visually impaired authors about writing, publishing, favorite books, accessibility, and other related topics. A transcript and a video are both available at the link.
Jo Elizabeth Pinto was among the first blind students to integrate the public schools in the 1970’s. In 1992, she received a degree in Human Services from the University of Northern Colorado. While teaching students how to use adaptive technology, she earned a second degree in 2004 from the Metropolitan State College of Denver in Nonprofit Management. She freelances as an editor and a braille proofreader.
As an author, Pinto entertains her readers while giving them food for thought. In her fiction, nonfiction, and poetry, she draws on personal experience to illustrate that hope is always an action away.
Pinto lives in Colorado with her husband, her preteen daughter, her guide dog Spreckles, and a family cat called Sam-I-Am. To find out more about her and her three books, which are available in audio, Kindle, and paperback formats, please visit her Web site at https://www.brightsideauthor.com.