Last week’s post focused on the common misuse of the word blind to give negative punch to statements meaning ignorant or unaware. I got some push-back from my family as you will discover if you have a minute to check out the comments from last week. This post is focusing on the other side of […]Read more "The Other Side of the Blind"
NBC has a new sit-com Bringing Up Fisher which aired for the first time just after the close of the Winter Olympics on Sunday at 9.30pm. It’s great to have a blind character with a prominent articulate role, but how long do we have to wait till the actor playing the blind guy is actually […]Read more "Bringing Up Fisher – NBC’s new Sit-Com about a blind Dad and his Son airs Sunday"
Blind is commonly misused by people to add negative punch to their speech. By blind they mean unaware or ignorant. This meaning is only positive in “blind justice”, otherwise this prejudiced use of blind can only adds to the sense of profiling that many blind people carry with them. Yet when you meet someone […]Read more "The Word “Blind” Is Still Misused in Everyday Speech- Let’s Get Rid of It!"
Choosing the exact right card for your lover, sister or friend – the card with the wicked wording or beautiful picture can be a great pleasure. Having to ask your friend or a store assistant to read you the words or describe the picture takes all the joy out of it. How Can […]Read more "Valentine’s Day – What to Do About Greeting Cards?"
Here is a re-post from the New York Times theater review section. Check out theaters in your city to find out if described performances are happening in your area. They aren’t free, but they are really fun!Read more "Have You Been to a Described Show?"
For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches From the World of the Blind how has a BARD catalog number.DB 77851. The National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped says the book will be available for all readers by the end of next week.. It’s well worth readingRead more "Update to Tuesday’s Post – Dreaming Big Dreams"
This is an introduction to a new book and to its author. It is also an introduction to an extraordinary woman, who lost her sight due to Retinitis Pigmentosa, and to her partner. Together they make big dreams – very big dreams indeed – come true. Her story is a wake-up call to all of […]Read more "Dreaming Big Dreams: A School for the Blind in Tibet"