Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Wed Apr 26 17:56:47 UTC 2017

Glad I'm not the only one on this list who refuses to let social
"norms" cut off a significant portion of an important sense that most
sighted people so under utilize that they might as well be numb.

And the thing is, my dad is the only person who has criticized my
choice in footwear, so I can only assume most sighted people seldom,
if ever, bother to look down.

That list of rebuttals had me in giggles. Here's another, though I
haven't had a chance to use it where I remembered it:
How would you like to walk around wearing a blindfold for no good
reason. Eye patch instead of blind fold works as well.

as someone who had usable vision for most of his life, that's probably
the best metaphor I can think of for the loss of sensory information
shoes provide to a touch dominant person that a sight dominant person
can understand.


Jeffery Wright
President Emeritus, Nu Nu Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa.
Former Secretary, Student Government Association, College of the Albemarle.

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