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

Les Fitzpatrick lfitz50 at gmail.com
Sun Nov 10 04:28:16 UTC 2013


on Don I really enjoyed that I can’t imagine anyone having a problem with that. Les F  Nov 7, 2013, at 8:39 PM, Mike Freeman <k7uij at panix.com> wrote:

> Right on. You go, Don. That was/is a great talk.
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> Sounds to me like the angry sighted person you encountered had a sudden attack of a guilty conscience! (grin)
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> Mike
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> From: Cccnfbw [mailto:cccnfbw-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Don Mitchell
> Sent: Thursday, November 07, 2013 7:12 PM
> To: cccnfbw at nfbnet.org
> Subject: [Cccnfbw] An example of powerful sight bias in sighted people
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> 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
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> 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.
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> In the last two weeks we have been talking about the need for high expectations for blind people.
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> 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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