[nabs-l] Rehab Counselors, and ignorance of blindness

Joshua Lester jlester8462 at students.pccua.edu
Wed Jan 11 16:08:05 UTC 2012


I don't know if it was a mistake.
She's new, and she hasn't dealt with blind people before.
This is her first time.
I'll give her the benefit of the doubt, this time, but we need to make
sure people know about the technology, so that Froidian slips like
that don't happen.
The Department of Social Services has taken over VR, for my state,
which complecates the problem, though.
Blessings, Joshua

On 1/11/12, Anjelina <anjelinac26 at gmail.com> wrote:
> Joshua,
> I don't mean any disrespect, but could it have been a mistake by your rehab
> counselor?
> At times I mix up words or call items by different names; I don't think this
> is a matter of ignorance.
>
> -----Original Message-----
> From: Joshua Lester
> Sent: Wednesday, January 11, 2012 10:26 AM
> To: National Association of Blind Students mailing list
> Subject: [nabs-l] Rehab Counselors, and ignorance of blindness
>
> Hi, it's Joshua Lester.
> I'd like to discuss a topic, that has come up, in my life.
> I was telling you, that I might receive a Pac Mate, from my Rehab office.
> I'm not sure, if I told you, that my Rehab counselor slipped, and
> called it a "Packman."
> That's crazy, because I thought rehab counselors should, at least,
> have some knowledge of assistive technology, for the blind, that
> they're supposed to be assisting.
> Has anyone had trouble in the past, with Rehab counselors, in regards to
> this?
> What can we do, to stop this ignorance from spreading, within the
> state VR system?
> Thanks, Joshua
>
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