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Podcast With A Blindness Perspective.

Feb 21, 2020

If you follow social media, you may have noticed some initiatives to enlighten our fellow society members on how to interact with people who happen to be Blind/Visually Impaired.  There was the “Just Ask, Don't Grab” campaign by Dr. Amy Kavanagh and other people from the Blind and Visually Impaired community addressing incidents where sighted members of our society feel obligated to save the day for the presumably helpless blind person.

If you are out and about in the public sphere, chances are you've also encountered those people who take it upon themselves to determine what is best for you and have no idea how to assist and land up grabbing, insisting, demanding and upsetting you when they're actually trying to help. Unsolicited help can be frustrating, distracting or even dangerous  especially when focus on the environment is needed - crossing streets, navigating train platforms, ascending and descending stairs, to cite just a few examples.

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