[nabs-l] Blind man sues Wienerschnitzel over run-in with tree

Joe Orozco jsorozco at gmail.com
Sat Aug 14 22:51:56 UTC 2010


No need for this holding out your hand nonsense.  I mean, just wave your
cane in the eyer, and wave it all around like you just don't cayer...Oh,
don't mind me.  I'm working on a Saturday and needed some dry amusement.
No, it does not take much to entertain me...

Best,

Joe

"Hard work spotlights the character of people: some turn up their sleeves,
some turn up their noses, and some don't turn up at all."--Sam Ewing 

-----Original Message-----
From: nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org 
[mailto:nabs-l-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Ashley Bramlett
Sent: Saturday, August 14, 2010 6:14 PM
To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
Subject: Re: [nabs-l] Blind man sues Wienerschnitzel over 
run-in with tree

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.

Ashley
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Anmol Bhatia" <anmolpbhatia at yahoo.com>
To: "National Association of Blind Students mailing list" 
<nabs-l at nfbnet.org>
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?
> Anmol
>
>
> --- 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 
>> tree
>> 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
>> so.
>>
>>
>>
>>
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