[Nfbc-info] Amazon issue

Lauren Merryfield lauren at catlines.com
Thu Nov 29 11:16:12 UTC 2018


This is going to be controversial.


This is what I have observed through the years: 


On one hand, some blind people say that Amazon (or whatever else) isn't
working right when the fact is, they are using an older program, like XP, or
an older version of a browser, such as Internet Explorer. So their
difficulties come from not upgrading their computer or from not upgrading
their computer training.


Especially if they are newly blind, they can use those problems as "reasons"
for how they can't do this or that anymore because they're blind and ain't
it awful. 


In either case, they are stuck in the past. And, as techy things go, the
"past" can be not that long ago. So the lack of upgrading can sometimes not
be their fault. 


On the other hand, some blind people say that Amazon, eBay etc, work fine
for them without admitting they don't really use them much or they have help
from someone, neglecting to include that info.


It is similar to some blind people saying they don't get lost, when the fact
is that they stay home a lot or have someone helping them most of the time
but they don't provide that extra info.


So then it looks like they are showing themselves to be more capable and
independent than they (or we) really are. 


This is for real. I've had these situations happen numerous times with some
blind people I have come across. Most of such people are not in the NFB but
some are. 


Anyway, some blind people, like any other group of people, are more or less
informed than they admit. Some are honest and some are not. So these are
considerations we need to take into account. 




Blessings in Jesus' name

1 Thessalonians 5:11 

11 Therefore encourage one another and build each other up, just as in fact
you are doing.  

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