moderated Re: Crosspost: Question about new member
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I would make a different point about wearing blindfolds.
In any situation, but especially the Blind service industry, the blindfolds typically are not worn for empathy, they actually are or should be worn so the wearer can learn non-visual skills, independent of sight.
If a sighted person is going to be teaching Blindness skills, then that person needs to have confidence in the skills being taught.
Also, as far as being on a Jaws or any other list oriented to those who use the associated products, it could be anyone, like the guy or gal down the street who does not even use the product. As far as rules go, although one could discriminate against the sighted, there would be no way to police it.
And really, who cares who joins any list, as long as they aren't a problem lister.
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From: Randy Barnett
Sent: Wednesday, January 27, 2021 8:39 PM
Subject: Re: Crosspost: Question about new member
Yes, AT instructors have to spend a week or two blindfolded so they can
empathize and understand what it is really like. without doing this they aren't
able to really understand what it is like for us.
On 1/27/2021 5:44 PM, David Diamond wrote: