[nabs-l] Blind man sues Wienerschnitzel over run-in with tree
bookwormahb at earthlink.net
Sat Aug 14 22:13:48 UTC 2010
Hi Anmol and all,
No don't place your hand in front at all times, but yes I think its
reasonable to place an arm up or something to protect you when you are
coming to an obstacle like a branch. You can perceive this through
echolocation or if its familiar you remember the overhanging obstacle.
----- Original Message -----
From: "Anmol Bhatia" <anmolpbhatia at yahoo.com>
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Sent: Saturday, August 14, 2010 5:29 PM
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Blind man sues Wienerschnitzel over run-in with tree
> Good points Sean!
> To who ever said to keep your hand in frunt to prevent the branch from
> hitting you, we do not when a tree is in frunt and the branches are
> hanging out so does this mean we should walk around with our hand in frunt
> at all times?
> --- On Sat, 8/14/10, Sean Whalen <smwhalenpsp at gmail.com> wrote:
>> From: Sean Whalen <smwhalenpsp at gmail.com>
>> Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Blind man sues Wienerschnitzel over run-in with
>> To: nabs-l at nfbnet.org
>> Date: Saturday, August 14, 2010, 4:22 PM
>> Thank you Dennis!
>> You said everything I wanted to say, and then some.
>> If the man was injured and incurred costs from the injury,
>> he has a case. A
>> sighted person could sue in the circumstances described
>> where the branch is
>> not illuminated at night. The limb causing injury is
>> foreseeable, and
>> somebody was negligent.
>> A few other thoughts brought up by the discussion so far:
>> The idea that I should always have my hand in front of my
>> face is
>> ridiculous. If it works for you, I'm not knocking it, but
>> it certainly isn't
>> a requirement of safe travel.
>> Walking at a somewhat reduced pace in unfamiliar areas
>> seems reasonable. I
>> do it, and I don't think that exercising some caution
>> indicates that I have
>> subpar travel skills. Once you are familiar with an area,
>> it is certainly
>> easier to navigate it more quickly.
>> Kirt is right in that this maybe shouldn't be news, but
>> neither should a
>> blind person graduating from a university, and I see that
>> kind of thing
>> written up frequently. Blindness is different, and makes a
>> story more
>> interesting to the general public. Not saying I like it,
>> just saying it's
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