Tuesday, August 10, 2010

Curious sighted people want to know....

...are there grocery stores for blind people?

Check out this article over at Fred's Head about the myths-and questions- encountered by the author.

Some folks use people with disabilities as their very own Google search, with no regard for the person's feelings.

2 comments:

astridvanwoerkom said...

Lately, when I disclose my blindness on non-blind-related places, I include the answer to the question "So how do you use the computer" as part of my introduction. Nonetheless, people fail to get the message that this is not an open invitation to follow-up questioning.

Ruth said...

Astrid,

Thanks for your comment. It really helps to highlight that intrusive questioning of people with disabilities is more common than many people think.