June 2016

My Blindness Philosophy is Better than Yours

Should a blind person use their disability to take advantage of social perks?

I briefly touched on the following story elsewhere in these pages. It has bearing on the current point though, so hang in there for a moment.

Back for a Seeing Eye Dog, One Year Later

What’s it like to use a Seeing Eye dog? Think of it this way:

You close your eyes and take the elbow of a well-known person willing to guide you around tables, chairs, out the door, across the street, down the stairs and along a platform until you find the door to a train car where this traveling companion can be trusted to help you find an open seat. And your trust is absolute because between the ears of this human companion you know there is an intelligent brain capable of negotiating obstacles, anticipating danger and prioritizing safety.