This Is the Only Page You Can See...
You know how when you walk into a comic book store, all the new issues are spread out on the walls or the shelves? Well, when a blind person walks in, she or he can’t see anything.
The experience in Comics Empower, the comic book store for the blind, is reversed: The blind can see everything on the page and you can’t see anything.
By doing this, we hope to raise awareness about the blind or visually impaired’s experience in comic books. And here we plan to change that experience.
Here are some of the things we offer:
- First and foremost, comic books in audio form with an ever-growing collection.
- We have a comic book series exclusive to Comics Empower, Aurora, available in audio only. Daniel Price, a mecha warrior recently blinded in battle, is now Earth's only hope of survival. But how can he fly the mecha and shoot straight if he can't see? But come to think of it, if you want to read it, you can't... how can you find it on a blackened website?
- We have the first-ever comic book written by a blind man. Bakasura, by Pranav Lal, won the writing competition for a blind or visually impaired comic book writer. You should check it out... if you can find it.
- On the Blind Panels podcast, we hold a ‘Conversation’ in which a blind person and a sighted person talk about the same comic book that they’ve both read. These Conversations are fascinating and are often an excuse to delve into deeper things. The link to Blind Panels is in the previous page, the one you can't see...
So you’ve read this far. Good for you! That must mean you’re actually interested in checking out the comic book store for the blind. So let me help you. Go back to the last page, and press ‘CTRL’ and ‘A’ at the same time. The words will magically appear!