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Her world isn’t pitch-black, but weak muscles keep Jolliff’s eyes mostly shut.
She can distinguish lights from darks, and her seeing-eye dog helps her navigate the world. For Jolliff, such dating platforms are largely incompatible with Voiceover, a screen reading software she uses on her i Phone.
And in some ways, online dating levels the playing field for people with disabilities. Say on Ok Cupid — everyone is reading that same profile.” But that doesn’t mean it’s popular — or even easy — to date online while blind.
“When you’re at a bar, as a blind woman, you’re not making the eye contact and catching the guy across the room,” Jolliff says. Both Tinder and Coffee Meets Bagel, two popular dating apps, have done little to accommodate the blind or visually impaired community.
I don't think it would lead to that many sacrifices.
A blind woman can go on vacations, a blind woman can have sex, a blind woman can go out and eat with you, a blind woman can still talk to you.
Dawoon Kang, chief operating officer of Coffee Meets Bagel, said she hadn’t given blind or visual impairments much consideration.
“It’s usually in between our initial contact and our first date that I tell them,” Jolliff says.
“I will not ever be the person that surprises them.
But, at the same time, I get a little bit of conversation in to see if we are hitting it off.” Jolliff, 29, has been blind since birth due to what’s known as Leber Congenital Amaurosis, a hereditary disorder in which most of the rods and cone cells in Jolliff’s retinas never developed.
“I want the ‘deeper’ connection that sites like e Harmony and to an extent, Ok Cupid, can bring,” Jolliff says.
“I like being able to see how much effort a guy is willing to put into crafting his profile: Is he really serious about finding someone?