[NFB-Talk] braille award?
john at johnheim.com
Tue Nov 26 16:22:19 UTC 2019
This is absolutely the worst thing about the NFB -- the way so many of
us fail to stand up for the rights of others. Of course the school
should have brailled that award. It may not be a legal requirement but
that would have been the right thing to do.
Why in the world are you asking where it will end? It hasn't even
started yet! Do you think there is this huge problem in the world with
people demanding braille versions of written material? Let me tell you,
that is not one of the many problems this world has.
In fact, as the NFB, we ought to be trying to MAKE that a problem. Do
you think this stuff comes easy? Why the heck does the NFB even exist if
not to say, yes, the right thing to do would have been to braille that
On 11/25/19 7:51 PM, Chris Westbrook via nFB-Talk wrote:
> 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
> 35. Haha.
> 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 our
>>> 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, I
>>> 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 to
>>> 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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