Lizzie arrived in the village on Tuesday, and it isn't long before she is causing mischief.
Talking about the way disabled characters are often portrayed on TV, Kitty says: "I think they're always very worthy. They always talk about their disability a lot and their stories are always about their disability."
She continued: "I just never wanted it to be worthy."
Revealing how the other villagers cope with her blindness, Kitty says: "Obviously it does come up and the residents of Emmerdale talk about her disability because they're all very shocked by her and they want to ask questions, so we certainly have a lot of fun with that as well.
"But she's certainly not a character who feels sorry for herself or ever wants to talk about her disability."
MSN, 24th April 2009