Maria Johnson was a fitness coach, active mom, band booster, and wife with an action packed life when she began to lose her vision. Within months she was legally blind. In an effort to raise awareness of the disease that caused her condition and to raise funds for research, she launched GirlGoneBlind.com.She now speaks at national symposiums for the blind, and is a regular host of LHON Live!, a call in talk show to discuss the problems visually challenged people face, new technology available to make life easier, and offer support to callers and listeners alike.
Maria needed a website that was easy to use, and integrates easily with her accessibility aids on her computer. She uses dictation to write her posts, and she can manage her comments, post photos, and track her visitors all on her own. WordPress was the answer. GirlGoneBlind.com runs on a wordpress engine with customized design and plugins to manage events correspondence.
Currently we are working to expand her reach across social media platforms and catch the attention of bigger media outlets. Keep your fingers crossed, we’ll have her interviewed on Oprah as soon as we can!