Tuesday, August 17, 2010

I Can Talk for Myself

I can talk for myself

 

This is one major thing for me; the need to tell the sighted world that yes indeed!  Blind persons are more than capable of speaking for themselves.  When it comes to such things as making decisions at the supermarket, the pharmacy, or in stores, we can speak for ourselves.  When it comes to making decisions that concern our medical well beings, our social well beings, and decisions on things that affect our daily lives, we as blind persons can definitely speak for ourselves. 

 

Yes we are unable to see and yes in many circumstances we need sighted assistance to help us decipher documents and our surroundings but that's all!  We can understand, we can make choices, and we can respond.   We use access technology to surf the Internet and send and receive emails.  We use the phone to garner information.  We listen to what is going on around us; on TV and on the radio.  We do everything that the sighted world does; it is just that we do not see.

 

I'm Donna J. Jodhan your friendly accessibility advocate wishing you a terrific day and urging you to go out there and tell the rest of the world that Blind persons can speak for themselves.  Visit www.nfb.org to learn more. 

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