The Tommy Edison Experience

The Tommy Edison Experience web series features Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, answering the most most popular questions about living without sight. The channel was launched on October 10, 2011. Watch the series on Amazon and YouTube. There are over 200 videos, but here are some highlights.


The Tommy Edison Experience – Channel Promo
Thirty second promo for the YouTube channel made in 2012.


Describing Colors As A Blind Person
Tommy Edison, who was born blind, tries to describe colors.


Can Blind People Draw?
Tommy Edison responds to the popular request to draw various objects based on how he thinks they look including a cat, a car, and himself.


Can Blind People Open Their Eyes??
Tommy Edison answers the popular question, “Can he open his eyes?”


How Do A Blind Person & A Deaf Person Communicate? (with Rikki Poynter)
Tommy Edison teams up with deaf YouTuber Rikki Poynter to answer to the popular question “how does a blind person and a deaf person communicate with each other?”


Do Blind People Turn On Their Lights At Home?
Tommy Edison answers the common questions “Do Blind People Turn On Their Lights At Home?” – “Why Are There Pictures On The Wall?” – “Why Do You Have a Television? – “Why Do I Have Books?”


What Are The Differences Between Being Blind & Legally Blind?
Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, teams up with legally blind YouTuber James Rath to show the differences between being blind like Tommy and legally blind like James. Tommy’s blindness is caused by an underdeveloped optic nerve and James’ blindness is caused by albinism and nystagmus.


Best Things About Being Blind
Tommy Edison tells us what he likes most about being blind.


What Are The Differences Between Born Blind & Becoming Blind? (feat. Christine Ha)
Tommy Edison teams up with Christine Ha (winner of MasterChef season 3) to show the differences between being blind since birth like himself and becoming blind later in life like Christine by having director/producer Ben Churchill asking each of them the same questions about topics like dreaming, eye surgery, and if they wish they were born blind or lost their sight later in life. Tommy’s blindness is caused by an underdeveloped optic nerve and Christine’s blindness is caused a rare autoimmune disease called Neuromyelitis Optica.


What A Blind Person Thinks About Racism
Tommy Edison, who’s been blind since birth, responds to one of the most popular questions about living without sight – “what are a blind person’s thoughts about racism?”


How Blind People Cook Food Alone
Tommy demonstrates how a blind person may cook a meal alone by making french fries and a hamburger. He uses a toaster oven for the fries and a George Foreman grill for the hamburger.