[NFB-Talk] braille award?
sonshines59 at gmail.com
Tue Nov 26 02:10:04 UTC 2019
I'm sorry, but I feel the same way you do, too. There are people who come
from an entitlement perspective, and if they aren't careful, they're going
to teach their kids that the world owes them this and that.
Again, the parents could be coming from the perspective, quote, my kid
should have access to any print he can, especially if its an award he got.
I can see that too.
But, instead of making a big deal out of it, solve the issue as simply as
We blind people, as like anyone else, need to find our own solutions, with
the help of the sighted public when we need it. It is not the
responsibility of the sighted society to cater to us. Yes, I am a firm
believer in equal access, but there are so many ways to accomplish that
without teaching your child he is entitled to everything. We need to be
problem solvers ourselves and train our children to be as well. We need to
pick our battles, some we may lose, as long as we end up winning the war, so
"Embrace each day with His mercies and blessings."
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Subject: Re: [NFB-Talk] braille award?
I suggested that if he wanted it in Braille that she read it to him and he
could braille it himself. That didn't go over well lol but I just don't
think EVERYTHING should be provided in Braille all the time, it's not real
life. Should I be upset the church doesn't buy a Braille embosser and
braille the bulletins? Or all the hymn lyrics? Where does it stop? Oh well
I'm from a different generation I guess. I'm not THAT old though, I'm only
On Mon, Nov 25, 2019 at 8:28 PM d m gina via nFB-Talk <nfb-talk at nfbnet.org>
> Yes I agree with you.
> Now if she wishes it in Braille, get it done and let him have both.
> Original message:
> > An issue came up on our parents group on facebook, and I thought I would
> > pose it hear to see if I'm totally off base. I like to participate in
> > NOPBC facebook group not because I'm a parent but because I'm a blind
> > and hope to be a role model, etc. Anyway, a parent posted that her son,
> > believe middle school age although it doesn't matter, had made the honor
> > role. Awesome. But she was upset that the award certificate that he got
> > not in Braille and she was going to contact the school. I told her not
> > bother calling the school, that not everything would be made in Braille
> > when he got older etc. I understand that academic material should be
> > provided in Braille, but felt that this should be let go. Wow. No one
> > agreed with me, and one parent wrote this response to my message listing
> > all the 25 million reasons why I was wrong. I can take it, I have thick
> > skin, but I'm just wondering am I out of touch? I know Braille is
> > important, and I know it would not have taken long to do this, I just
> > think this type of thing isn't a big deal. I'm sure I got many awards in
> > school and I don't remember a single one of them being Brailled. I think
> > sometimes we go too far. Just wondering what you all think.
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