[Nfbmo] Blind people are not "funny"

Kyle Borah kgborah at att.net
Sun Sep 23 23:36:35 UTC 2012

Um, I guess I kind of miss the whole effect, because I can not see the
video, but there are blind people out there that might do something like
this.  But if I understand wht this  exactly is, it is a tv shoe correct?
And if so, if I t is a blind person, it has no reflection on this person's
independence. Although, if they would agree to this, I don't know what to
say to that.  Never the less, it leads me to the conclution that it probably
isn't a blind person.  And I would strongly agree.  This is offensive, and
shouldn't have been aired.  It doesn't put blind people in a good light and
makes us seem in competent.  While I said that earlier there probably blind
people who might do that, it shouldn't and it isn't the norm.  therefore, it
is a bad video.

-----Original Message-----
From: nfbmo-bounces at nfbnet.org [mailto:nfbmo-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf
Of Matt Sievert
Sent: Sunday, September 23, 2012 12:14 PM
To: NFB of Michigan; nfbmo at nfbnet.org
Subject: [Nfbmo] Blind people are not "funny"

Below is an email I have sent to "Revision 3" which is an online content

They have a "hidden video" of a "blind" lady pouring water all over the
place in public setting, and we watch as fellow diners try to help her out.

I find this content not entertaining and derogatory to blind folks.
Revision 3 is now owned by the Discovery Channel.

Please take a moment and review the video here and provide your comment to
info at revision3.com

Thank You
Matt Sievert

---------- Forwarded message ----------
From: Matt Sievert <matt.sievert at gmail.com>
Date: Sun, Sep 23, 2012 at 1:10 PM
Subject: Blind people are not "funny"
To: info at revision3.com

Dear Revision 3.

My name is Matthew Sievert.

I am legally blind, I am a cook, and I work as a computer programmer.

I have been watching Revision 3/REV3 for a very long time.

I find your "hidden camera" video with the "blind" women very offensive in
this day and age.

Blind people are very capable, and even if this is an "old" video your
continued display of it will propagate a stereotype that needs to be

I am very disappointed in your organization.

Here is a link to the video.

Thank you for your time, and have a good day.

Matthew Sievert
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