Linux for blind general discussion blinux-list at redhat.com
Wed Apr 26 19:35:13 UTC 2017

> How would you like to walk around wearing a blindfold for no good reason?

Nice. It works for clicks too since I'm using them to image the world.
We're getting a sense of the spatial layout of the ground through our
feet as well. I'd suggest that if they wanted me to stop they could
agree to walk around with their eyes half closed all the time. It's
only fair.


On 4/26/17, Linux for blind general discussion <blinux-list at redhat.com> wrote:
> 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.
> --
> Sincerely,
> Jeffery Wright
> President Emeritus, Nu Nu Chapter, Phi Theta Kappa.
> Former Secretary, Student Government Association, College of the Albemarle.
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