In this post, I am going to list some of the things you may have considered facts about blind people for a long time. Below are some things that should make this whole blindness thing a little less confusing for everyone particularly the sighted people:
- The word “blind” is not (should not be) offensive.
- Blind people are not amazing.
Blindness does not directly result in depression, anger, sadness, bitterness, or really any other negative emotional state, though loss of eyesight can take some people longer to cope with than others, particularly if vision deteriorates later in life; the grieving process should be respected.
It is perfectly fine to use words like, “see”, “look,” and “Watch,” there is nothing offensive about any of these sorts of words, nor is there a useful substitute.Continue reading Different Blindness Myths that You Should be Aware of