Tuesday, October 26, 2010

Don't be afraid to use the word "see."

There are many who feel very uncomfortable whenever they use the word see if a blind person is within hearing distance.  I guess that maybe they feel that using the word see may just be offensive to a blind person.  I often have to smile to myself whenever a person hesitates to use the see word with me around.  For example:  Someone may say "Did you see the game on TV last night?" and as soon as they say it they immediately freeze and start to back pedal.

 

I am here to tell you that you should not be afraid to use the see word.  Use it freely and use it anytime you feel like it.  The blind community will certainly not be offended.  I certainly do not mind.

 

I'm Donna J. Jodhan your friendly accessibility advocate wishing you a terrific day and urging you to go out there and spread the message.  Visit www.afb.org to learn more.

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