Friday, June 10, 2011

Strength lies in one voice

As an advocate for the rights and concerns of blind persons, in my country first and foremost and internationally as well, I truly believe that our strength lies in one unified voice. It is often said that strength lies in numbers and it is the same if we are somehow able to present ourselves in one voice. A voice that is strong, unified, and unwavering. A voice that is consistent, persistent, and one that is continuous.

Like many other groups, it is often difficult to present or represent ourselves in or as one voice and it continues to be a challenge but we need to work more on this. Too often, governments and those we seek to engage count on us to be fragmented, and in many instances they are even seen to use the divide and conquer strategy. So forward and onwards!

I’m Donna J. Jodhan, your friendly accessibility advocate, wishing you a terrific day and encouraging you to spread my thoughts around to others. Visit www.nfb.org to learn how and why they are so successful as advocates.

1 comment:

  1. I've just found Donna and her blogs today. It couldn't be a more appropriate moment as this blog says it all. I've long believed the point Donna has made that Governments dilute the power of disabled people by encouraging fragmentation.

    Just this week, the World Health Organisation has published their "World Report on Disability" suggesting there are over 1 billion disabled people in the World.

    When we start consolidating our initiatives and speak up with one voice, we can expedite change and make our lives better.

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