My Story

Sam Seavey standing against a wall with his mobility caneSam was diagnosed at age 11 with Stargardt’s, an early onset form of
macular degeneration, and was legally blind by his mid-teens. Over the
last 30 years, he has developed an extensive background in research
and understanding of assistive devices and techniques of living with low
Sam is the founder and creator of The Blind Life YouTube Channel,
which, according to a recent article from the Foundation Fighting
Blindness, “is currently the largest resource for assistive technology on
the internet.” With more than 50,000 subscribers and over 700
informative videos, Sam helps people world-wide living with vision loss,
offering tips for managing daily tasks, reviewing assistive devices, and
hosting informative interviews with key stakeholders in the visually
impaired community. Sam is recognized as an expert when speaking
and presenting at national conferences. Featured in USA TODAY, WIRED
Magazine, and numerous national and international podcasts on
assistive technology, he collaborates with tech giants like Google, SONY and Amazon, has created content for numerous
websites and participates on Microsoft’s Window’s Accessibility Advisory Board. Sam currently manages the A-T program
at a nonprofit where he provides training on assistive devices ranging from low tech items like simple bump dots and
magnifiers, to phone apps and assistive computer software. Whether he’s working one on one with clients or through his
YouTube videos, Sam’s goal is to help everyone live their BEST BLIND LIFES!