Thursday, September 9, 2010

Someone Else's Eyes

You got it! Whenever I perform certain tasks or go shopping or go socializing, I need to depend on someone else's eyes. The minute I step out of my home, I need to depend on someone else's eyes. I need someone else's eyes to help me find my groceries in the supermarket and pharmacy. I need the eyes of sales persons to help me choose my clothes and electronics. I need the eyes of family friends to help me out whenever I am unable to decipher things for myself.

If I am in unfamiliar surroundings, I need someone else's eyes to describe them to me; objects, people, and so on. If I am in a restaurant, I need someone else's eyes to read the menu to me if it is not in Braille and if I am at the beach I usually depend on someone else's eyes to help me navigate my surroundings.

This is the reality of life for me as a blind person and I have learned how to take advantage of someone else's eyes whenever I need them. Most persons are only too willing to lend their eyes and I just need to determine for myself how much help I need, how much of the information being proffered I want to use, and what I store for future use. All in a day's work.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan your friendly accessibility advocate wishing you a terrific day and urging you to go out there and tell others how blind persons take advantage of someone else's eyes. Visit www.acb.org to learn
more.

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