Well Tom, I'm not sure how it is in the states, but over here there is one
group of young blind people who do! conform to stomething of a sterriotype.
I've noticed that some blind people (especially those who went to specialist
schools), are! pretty useless, expect everything to be done for them, only
associate with other blind people etc.
That aside though I do know what you mean about organizations having
specific ideas of blind people.
For instance when I asked the rnib about using a chip and pin card, their
response was that I learn one cash machine near my home, but when i pointed
out machines can come in different makes and models with different screen
prompts and such, they told me to "Get my carer to do it" ---- rather hard,
sinse I live on my own and don't have one, ---- which surprised them ;D.
In the end I just fixed things myself by arranging with my bank to have a
signature card, so that machines will print out a receit for me to sign when
I pay for stuff with it and I can just get actual cash at my local bank.
My point though, the rnib had no idea of a blind person living entirely
alone and not! having "a carer"
The problem is this atitude is contagious. When I was trying to activate the
wireless network on my hub but couldn't due to not being able to read the
key on the side, when I phoned the company tech support they told me to "get
someone to read it for me" and when I pointed out there wasn't they said
"that what other blind people do" and put the phone down on me.
Beware the grue!
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