Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Tue Apr 25 23:05:11 UTC 2017

NFB members at a training center alienated me through their rigid
insistence on straight canes and failure to account for the
multiply-disabled or congenitally blind in training methods. I also
couldn't stomach their idea that I should run all my words and actions
through the "how does this make all blind people look" filter, or that
becoming normal should be my ultimate goal. Several of us in here
would have to lose a bunch of IQ points to be considered normal. And,
I hate the Borg.

That was over a decade ago. I'm on some of their mailing lists and I
have some of their folding) canes since those are useful things. I
won't join, but I've met some interesting individual members.

On 4/25/17, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
> The ACB's lawsuit against the U.S. Department of the Treasury to make
> them make money accessible was already flawed to say the least.
> According to the United States Constitution, the power to design money
> has been delegated to Congress, and the Department of the Treasury is
> only responsible for carrying out the orders of Congress. Therefore, the
> best way to make money accessible would have been for any and all
> so-called advocacy organizations to lobby Congress and get a bill passed
> and signed by the President of the United States that would redesign our
> money in an accessible way. Do I think the ACB's lawsuit was a publicity
> stunt? Absolutely, as if they wanted us to have accessible money for
> sure, they would have gone through the proper channels and we would have
> had it by now. Instead, where are we? No closer to truly accessible
> currency than we were when this whole sleighride begen nearly 10 years
> ago. Thank you, ACB and NFB for being such advocates for the needs of
> blind and visually impaired citizens of the United States. Without your
> petty bickering and your "We're not them" attitudes, the world would
> certainly be a better and more friendly place for all of us.
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