YouTube is a great place for people of all ages and from all backgrounds to express themselves. It’s meant that people with disabilities and additional needs have more freedom to show the world what life is like for them and to educate their viewers along the way. Here are three of our favourites:
Molly is a 25 year old motivational speaker and YouTuber. She has Retinitis Pigmentosa – an eye condition that caused her to lose her sight at 14. Her channel follows her as she navigates adult life with the help of her guide dog Gallop.
Rikki is a 27-year-old deaf vlogger. She uses her channel to raise awareness about issues the D/deaf community face, as well as a range of non-disability topics including feminism,
beauty and her personal life.
Zach is an actor, comedian and YouTuber with cerebral palsy who uses his channel to show how he lives life with the condition. His video topics include his workout routines and raising awareness of disability issues.
Do you have a favourite YouTuber we haven't mentioned, or maybe you're an aspiring vlogger yourself? Let us know!
*Please note, IRIS is not responsible for the content of these channels, parental guidance may be necessary.