moderated Re: Crosspost: Question about new member


David Diamond
 

Some don't even last that long, maybe 5 minutes if that. Grin. The trainer I mentioned it was said took the blind fold off after 30 seconds even though she was supposed to keep it on. s

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From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laura
Shumate
Sent: January 27, 2021 10:47 PM
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Subject: Re: Crosspost: Question about new member

Hi David,
I told my X husband one day to close his eyes for 1 hour he didn't even last 30
minutes.
Laura Shumate
snowflake122188@gmail.com
Business Phone: 254-300-7667
Emergency Phone: 717-510-0684



On 1/28/21, David Diamond <Daviddiamond2019@outlook.com> wrote:
> A guide dog trainer told me when she wore the blind fold for one day
> at the end of the day she had such a headache when she had to drive
> home. After seeing nothing, all of a sudden she was flooded with
> visual information, it was over whelming to her.
>
> -----Original Message----
> From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Laura
> Shumate
> Sent: January 27, 2021 7:36 PM
> To: main@jfw.groups.io
> Subject: Re: Crosspost: Question about new member
>
> I don't see a problem I think teaching the sighted about Access
> Technology is a cool thing.
> I even had my dad who is sighted use Talk Back on his phone but he
> said after a day he wanted no more to do with it.
> Laura Shumate
> snowflake122188@gmail.com
> Business Phone: 254-300-7667
> Emergency Phone: 717-510-0684
>
>
>
> On 1/27/21, Glenn / Lenny <glennervin@cableone.net> wrote:
> > 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.
> > Glenn
> > ----- Original Message -----
> > From: Randy Barnett
> > To: main@jfw.groups.io
> > 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:
> >
> >
> > I agree with Brian. At one of the guide dog schools, one of the
> > days all students have to wear a blind fold or night shade from after
> > Breakfast to supper. This is generally a total of 8 hours. Point?
> > So they rely on their guide dogs instead of their sight. Tie in? How
> > will the sighted know about the problems the VI sector have if they
> > are not aware of them. It drove me nuts when someone on the
Microsoft
> > disability help desk told me to click on the yellow X. Darling, if I
> > could see it I would not be calling your department.
> >
> >
> >
> > From: main@jfw.groups.io <main@jfw.groups.io> On Behalf Of Brian
Vogel
> > Sent: January 27, 2021 5:04 PM
> > To: main@jfw.groups.io
> > Subject: Re: Crosspost: Question about new member
> >
> >
> >
> > Well, unless there's some rule banning the sighted (in which case I
> > should have been gone, long ago), I can't see this as a problem.
> >
> > I think it's an excellent idea for sighted individuals working in
> > the VI sphere to join and learn from the groups related to same.
> > --
> >
> > Brian - Windows 10 Pro, 64-Bit, Version 20H2, Build 19042
> >
> > One does not discover new lands without consenting to lose sight of
> > the shore for a very long time.
> >
> > ~ André Gide
> >
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> Laura Shumate
> snowflake122188@gmail.com
> Business Phone: 254-300-7667
> Emergency Phone: 717-510-0684
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