[Ohio-talk] #HowEyeSeeIt videos

barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com
Sun Oct 2 17:33:46 UTC 2016

I am not up to doing a video,but at Jason Ewell’s urging I did go on their Facebook page and leave a rating of one star and a comment to the effect that I did not care for the depiction of blindness. I was the rating go down from 4.3 to 4.2 stars with my action. I hope that some of the rest of you will try the same thing. You cannot do it on a phone. You have to be on your comuter.

Barbara Pierce 
President Emerita
National Federation of the Blind of Ohio
Barbara.pierce9366 at gmail.com
The National Federation of the Blind knows that blindness is not the characteristic that defines you or your future. Every day we raise the expectations of blind people, because low expectations create obstacles between blind people and our dreams. You can live the life you want; blindness is not what holds you back.

> On Oct 1, 2016, at 8:47 PM, Kaiti Shelton via Ohio-Talk <ohio-talk at nfbnet.org> wrote:
> Hello all,
> I've been keeping up with the #HowEyeSeeIt campaign from the
> Foundation Fighting Blindness, as well as the responses to the
> campaign from blind people from the NFB, ACB, and those who are not a
> member of either group but disagree with the fundraising practices
> used in this campaign.  If you're on my facebook feed chances are
> you've seen me posting, leaving reviews on the FFB facebook page, and
> sharing posts and videos by others to do my part on social media.
> So far in addition to my own video, I've seen clips from Jordy and
> Sheri Wells-Jensin.  Dr. Wells-Jensin's video particularly struck a
> chord with me as a student who is applying for post-undergraduate
> internships and will be interviewing at least once or twice within the
> next several months.  The fear that someone, even in a more
> progressive field like mine, might have seen those videos or
> participated in the challenges, and might see me in a negative light
> or as a liability when I tell them I am responsible and capable of
> working with other people's small children with disabilities is a very
> real fear for me, and I love the demonstrative way in which that video
> was carried out.
> I'd like to know if anyone else from Ohio has produced videos to
> respond to the #HowEyeSeeIt campaign.  I'd love to support members of
> my affiliate as we work to show that misrepresentation is not an
> ethical or appropriate way to gain support from people you are trying
> to help.
> -- 
> Kaiti Shelton
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