Blind vs. mainstream distros

Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at
Mon Apr 24 02:44:35 UTC 2017

half a moment.  Where does the idea that sight is any more uniform than 
the experience of blindness come from?  let alone that all those uniformed 
people take vision for granted?
I have never understand such expressions, because they have little basis 
in reality.
If vision was uniformed absolute, then eye witness testimony would be 
decisive, and traffic accidents would be almost nonexistent smiles.

On Mon, 24 Apr 2017, Linux for blind general discussion wrote:

> I suspect the person's e-mail client just automatically quoted the
> last message in the thread, and to be quite honest, I'd argue most
> quoting on these lists is non-sensical, which is why I always uncheck
> the "include quoted text" checkbox before starting to type a reply(as
> an aside, if anyone knows how to change Gmail's default behavior to
> not quote, I'd greatly appreciate it).
> That said, I agree that you'd be hard pressed to find anything
> everyone in the blind community has in common, but I think the
> recognition of the community still has value. As unlikely as it is
> that any two people will have the same set of experiences, if one is
> dealing with a problem related to vision loss or a product designed
> with sighted users in mind, I'd say you'd have better chances of
> finding someone who has previously dealt with a similar problem and
> can offer relevant advice. Not to say there isn't value in trying to
> better educate the sighted on the realities of blindness and vision
> loss, but it isn't always easy to get another to comprehend that
> something they take for granted is a problem or to provide advice to
> help another resolve a problem one finds trivial, and this perspective
> gap can be quite profound whether we're talking blind and sighted, cli
> user and gui user, professional and layperson, or any of a myriad of
> other divisions one could make.
> Universal Design and unity in diversity are great ideals to strive
> for, but sometimes, practicality demands an in-group works for their
> own betterment because the out group can't be motivated to help.
> -- 
> Sincerely,
> Jeffery Wright
> President Emeritus, Nu Nu Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa.
> Former Secretary, Student Government Association, College of the Albemarle.
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