blindness

We're a lot more open-minded about people's disabilities than we used to be.  Mostly, anyway. 

But it's not universal... in some parts of the planet, blind people are still considered stupid. 

Rosemary Mahoney had her eyes opened to the way people think about blindness, both with and without it. 

Her stunning book is For the Benefit of Those Who See: Dispatches from the World of the Blind

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The presence of curb cuts and parking slots for the handicapped gives you some idea of our accommodations for people with disabilities. 

But it's hard for people without disabilities to get a real sense of what's still needed. 

Bill Hahey will tell us on a return visit; he is a musician and a member of DUDE, Disabled United in Direct Empowerment

He has some stories about issues navigating for blind people. 

For The Benefit Of Those Who See

Jan 23, 2014
Little, Brown and Co.

You're doing just fine with all five or your senses working (more or less). 

Now take one away, and how well are you doing?