There is an archetype of The Reader.
The vision of The Reader in childhood is of someone who cannot pull their nose out of a book. They stay up late, hiding underneath the covers after bedtime with a flashlight, reading late into the darkest nights.
The Reader, based on that image, is sighted. Capable of reading a book with a flashlight, able to sustain long reading sessions like that.
So when I became the first blind person to win a Hugo Award, it defied the image of The Reader. Of the Writer. Of the devout Teller and Consumer of Stories.