Re: Question about diminished expectations of blind people, by people who can see


Rosemarie Chavarria
 

My family knows what I'm able to do but for the most part, I don't have time to educate people who don't really want to learn about blindness. I figure if they don't get it by now, they never will.

On 6/11/2018 7:51 AM, Lenron wrote:
info to that list would be nice, but this happens and well most of the
time you can only show a few people at a time.

On 6/11/18, Walker, Michael E <michael.e.walker3@boeing.com> wrote:
Thank you, Gene. I would like the subscription information. Apologies for
this being off-topic. I know some lists do tolerate some off-topic
discussions, as long as they are clean.

Best regards,
Mike

From: nvda@nvda.groups.io [mailto:nvda@nvda.groups.io] On Behalf Of Gene
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2018 9:35 AM
To: nvda@nvda.groups.io
Subject: Re: [nvda] Question about diminished expectations of blind people,
by people who can see

This message isn't even remotely on topic for this list. To discuss it, you
can join a group like blind-x, which I don't have subscription information
for but I can get if you want it.

Gene
----- Original Message -----
From: Walker, Michael E<mailto:michael.e.walker3@boeing.com>
Sent: Monday, June 11, 2018 8:30 AM
To: nvda@groups.io<mailto:nvda@groups.io>
Subject: [nvda] Question about diminished expectations of blind people, by
people who can see

Hi,

Something I have struggled with all my life is peoples' misunderstandings
about blindness. People who are not blind often shy away from me in social
situations, just because I am blind. I have faced this at school and work.
People might think that just because I am blind, I cannot perform at the
same expectations as everyone else.

This question was bothering me badly over the weekend. The feedback I
received is that people may see blindness as something they cannot cure or
fix, so they treat them as outcasts.

What can blind people do to educate people who are not blind?

Thank you,
Mike







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