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Absurd Moment: Universal Access

Some people get a little confused when they encounter a person with a disability, their stress levels go up as they try to figure out how to accommodate someone.  I had this happen just the other day and I was … Continue reading

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Setting the Right Tone

I have a background in linguistics and have a habit of paying attention to what people say and how they say it.  Tone is something that pops out at me immediately.  Just the other day I was waiting on the train when a … Continue reading

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That Awkward Moment When You Realize I Can See You

Sometimes people don’t know that, just because you use a white cane, you can still see.  I’ve often said that blindness isn’t an on/off switch (it can be more of a dimmer or a focus spotlight). This ignorance about blindness … Continue reading

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Tour Guides

It’s time to add to our growing list of “helpful” citizens.  Today I will cover the Tour Guide. The Tour Guide can be found pretty much anywhere and have various forms of camouflage. They’ll pop out of the tiniest crack and … Continue reading

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It Sucks to Be Me (but, not really)

First impressions mean a lot. A person can be judged for a very long time if a poor first impression is made, these things stick with you.  I can hold and nurture a grudge like a newborn infant, so it’s … Continue reading

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Scraping By

*scrape* *scrape* *taptaptap* *scrape* *scrape* *taptaptap* That is the sound of me walking down the sidewalk.  My cane can be a little noisy sometimes, but it’s use far outweighs any noise pollution I may make.  I’ve seen other blind people use their … Continue reading

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The Moment of Realization

How many of you have noticed “that moment?” You know, the moment when someone realizes that you have a disability and it somehow changes their perception of you (for better or worse). The “moment” can be at a store when … Continue reading

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