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Knowlton Johnson is registered blind and uses CCTV magnification (a hand-held device that projects words on to a screen) to read.
Bright lights tire her, so she works on a computer with white-on-black text, and likes lights low “like a nightclub”.
That’s particularly difficult for children.” In parts of Africa, especially sub-Saharan Africa, living with albinism is life-threatening, as those with the condition are targeted by witch doctors for their body parts.
It’s hardly surprising, therefore, that there’s a sensitivity around the word “albino”, although the medal-winning tandem-cyclist Aileen Mc Glynn, OBE, and the brothers David and Adam Knott – who made Great Britain’s goalball squad for the London Paralympics after just two years of playing the game – have helped counter this.
She is, however, unusual for using the term “albino”.When the local authority suggested she attend a special school, Knowlton Johnson’s parents fought for her to attend mainstream school, and she was given an auxiliary assistant. The teachers were supportive, but some pupils were less kind. ’ I wasn’t any different.” Adolescence was a “turning-point”.