Some of you probably think I should just drop this, and if you do, then nobody is compelling you to read any further. But it has been said that I've made contradictory statements about my blindness, leading some CM members to doubt whether I have a disability. I think, now that a little of my rightful outrage has burned off, that the problem is many people have a flawed idea of what a blind person can know about the world.
I knew I had on a gray sweatshirt when I asked my daughter to tell me what color it was because I had sewed--yes, I can sew--a small clear label in the neckline with the braille letters "gry" on it.
I stated that my question about what my five-year-old could and couldnt see related to the fact that I can't see colors because, well, it *did* relate to the fact that I can't see colors. I can't see anything at all. But when I used the word "blind" more liberally, I was accused of talking about my disability too much. So I was trying not to do that.
I knew the roses I picked up at the church were crunchy because I could feel them. I knew they were black because first of all, I've been around roses and heard about them enough to be aware that black is the color they turn when they wilt up and die, and secondly my aunt was with me and she could see them.
I've grown up in a sighted world. I know that tomatoes and blood are red, the sky is blue, milk and snow are white, grass and broccoli are green, etc, etc.
I read braille. I proofread textbooks in braille. I do not see pictures on my computer screen.
I would be glad to answer any questions, but it seems thatit would be more constructie to ask rather than to assume someone doesn't have a disability.
I think this is asinine! You should not have to explain yourself to anyone here! Personally, I find it fascinating that you are able to cope so well & function as well as you do. I did not see the other post, so I hope I'm not offensive with this question. Since you have not had your sight since you were a baby, how do you understand the concept of colors? And can you differentiate from them? And I also wonder about spending money. If you have cash on you, are you ever worried someone will short change you? My oldest son is legally blind in 1 eye & we know if anything were to ever happen to his good eye, life would be so much harder for him. I admire all that you are able to accomplish. Don't let a few negative nellies ruin your day. It's not worth it. *hugs*
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