She is one of three main characters in the film who shares her experience of dating in our digital age as someone who is visually impaired.
The film, which was first released in 2015, follows Nefertiti and two men, Anthony Butler and Gus Chalkias.
Voiceover and tactile solutions have given visually impaired individuals access to so many outlets in the virtual world, and yet, online dating platforms and apps continue to lag far behind.
“Online dating for blind people is frustrating at best,” Gus shared, who also works as a technology accessibility specialist for the Helen Keller Services for the Blind in New York.
Gus is in his late 30s and blind as a result of retinitis pigmentosa.
With his fluency in accessible technology, Gus’ perspective in the film guides us through the ways that online dating and dating apps are user-unfriendly to individuals using screenreaders. At some point, Gus, Anthony, and Nefertiti have been let down by an ex or potential dating partner solely because they are blind.
The film peels back that superficial layer, letting us into the lives of Nefertiti, Gus, and Anthony on a more personal, intimate level.
As a result, we start to see ourselves and our own experiences in each character’s story.
The documentary captures the challenges that these three individuals face when trying to use online dating website platforms or dating apps that are not accessible to blind users.
“When you look at Tinder or or any of the apps that are available, there’s no description of the person.
“You really do step out and take a ride in someone's dating life, and it’s a fun ride.