[nabs-l] Microaggression and unconscious biases towards blind people and people with disabilities

Phil philso1003 at gmail.com
Sun Apr 17 15:04:18 UTC 2016

Hey everyone, love this discussion so far! So many illustrative
examples and analytical insights!
So here are 2 follow up questions.
First, for the examples mentioned so far, what do you think are the
assumptions held by the sighted people involved?
Secondly, what are some incidents of microaggression and unconscious
biases that are school-related, job-related including volunteering, or
accessibility-related you can think of?

On 4/17/16, Joseph C. Lininger via nabs-l <nabs-l at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Julie,
> That thing about your phone is actually halarious to me, because it
> reminds me of a related story which directly ties in with what we're
> talking about here. I was telling one of my blind friends that I'm a
> clutz, which is nothing more than the truth. He made some comment like
> "are you seriously one of those clumsy blind people? Why can't you just
> be more careful so you're not one of those?" Thing  was (and still is
> actually), the blindness doesn't have anything to do with it. I'm just a
> clutz and that's the way it is. There are plenty of sighted folks who
> are clumsy, uncoordinated, or who just exhibit "clutz" behavior. He made
> the assumption it was a blind thing though when I mentioned it, and he's
> blind himself.
> --
> Joe
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