Stephen Davidson

Post date: 
Sunday, 28 October 2018
Close up photo of Stephen in front of the sign for Heathrow Terminals Underground Station

Stephen Davidson talks about his experience of growing up with nystagmus.

"I was once a shy wee boy growing up in a small village in the Scottish Highlands. Growing up with nystagmus and autism always left me feeling out of place. I was often found with my head in a book – almost literally thanks to my sight loss condition – which often set me apart from my peers! One day, a letter came for me. Just like Harry Potter, I rarely received letters that were addressed to me personally. However , this wasn’t a summons to a magical boarding school, but instead to a meeting of RNIB’s Haggeye project, where young people with sight loss come together to share their experiences and fight stigma and discrimination. Despite its more mundane origins, its nonetheless given me opportunities to grow into the person I am now. I am no longer shy and I’m keen to lead and empower others to see sight loss differently."