Blind from birth
David Blunkett - British cabinet minister.
Jose Feliciano, (born 1945)
Homer - said to have been blind, not known to have been blind from birth
Blind Lemon Jefferson - Blues musician & singer
Esmond Knight - British actor
Blind Willie McTell, (1901-1959)
People with other visual disabilities
Tex Avery, (1908-1980), blind in his left eye
Johann Sebastian Bach (1685-1750), became blind in later life.
Jorge Luis Borges, became blind in old age from a hereditary condition
Louis Braille, (1809-1852), became blind after an accident caused an eye infection at the age of 3.
Gordon Brown - lost an eye as a boy during a game of rugby.
Andrea Bocelli - barely sighted at birth became completely blind at 12.
Bushwick Bill - American rapper, member of the Geto Boys, lost an eye during an argument with a girlfriend
Ray Charles, (born 1930), blind from glaucoma since age 7.
Ry Cooder - blind in one eye
Sammy Davis Jr, (1925-1990), lost his left eye in an car accident in 1954
Frederick Delius, (1862-1934), became blind later in life after contracting syphilis
Sandy Duncan - lost vision in one eye following surgery.
Peter Falk, (born 1927), lost his right eye at age three as a result of a tumor.
W.C. Handy, (1873-1958), Blues composer, went blind in middle age
Rex Harrison, (1908-1990), blind in one eye as the result of a childhood illness.
Helen Keller, (1880-1968), blindness resulted from fever at age 19 months
Stalebread Lacombe - Jazz musician, went blind in middle age
Fritz Lang, (1890-1976), nearly blind at the end of his life
Jim McMahon - legally blind in one eye due to a pencil accident as a child
John Milton, (1608-1674), became blind at the age of 42 (I waked, she fled, and day brought back my night).
Claude Monet, (1840-1926), lost sight through cataracts in later life.
Horatio Nelson, (1758-1805), lost an eye in battle and later took advantage of his disability.
William Prescott, historian, from childhood blind in one eye, severe visual impairment in other eye
Claude Rains - blind in one eye
John Stanley, composer, became partially blind as the result of a domestic accident at age 2
James Thurber - lost an eye as a child when his brother shot him with an arrow and as an adult lost the sight in the other eye.
Sue Townsend - registered blind in mid 2001 due to a diabetic condition she has suffered from for 20 years.
Stevie Wonder - blindness from retrolental fibroplasia caused by high oxygen concentrations in the incubator in which he was placed because of his premature birth.
blind in one eye
Sammy Davis, Jr
James Grover Thurber