[Cccnfbw] An example of powerful sight bias in sighted people

Don Mitchell donmi at q.com
Fri Nov 8 03:12:29 UTC 2013



From: Don Mitchell [mailto:donmi at q.com] 
Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 6:56 PM
To: nfbcc at nfb.org
Subject: An example of powerful sight bias in sighted people


The School of Piano technology for the Blind in Vancouver, WA has partnered
with the Washing State School for the Blind in a speech club. Two club
members speak each week and an adult gives a training talk each week. All
persons also have an opportunity to run the meeting and participate in
extemporaneous speaking topics each week. 


In the last two weeks we have been talking about the need for high
expectations for blind people. 


During the training portion of the meeting I gave the attached talk. At the
end of the meeting a sighted volunteer expressed personal offence to the
presentation and felt that I was an angry blind person. What is your opinion
of the talk and viewpoint expressed?



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