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acollins at acollins at
Tue Apr 9 14:18:14 EDT 2013

Hi Tony.  To a certain extent, you are right.  But while being able to
read and write properly, and have good gramar is important, I would
argue that the misperceptions, and misunderstandings about blindness
are the larger problem.  

Most sighted folks just don't have a clue about what is possible for a
blind person, and because they can't conceive of how a blind person
functions through out his daily life, they aren't willing to give a
blind person a chance.  Saddly, I've experienced enough of this kind of
behavior to know that what I say is true.  

A successful blind person always has to try a bit harder, and make a
better impression than his sighted counterparts.  I'm not crying in my
beer, just expressing the facts.  Blind folks who allow themselves to
feel sorry for themselves, just won't cut it, and there are a lot of
them out there.  Saddly, like thesong says, "That's just the way it is."


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