28 September 2018
A blind person is a burden on society. He cannot start a family or provide for it.
Of course they can have a family, be self-sufficient in life and contribute to society. There are successful lawyers, psychologists, writers, athletes, musicians, radio hosts, painters and photographers.
If we see a blind person on the street, we need to help them. We take her by the elbow and lead her in front of us.
A blind person will cross the road with the help of a cane or a guide dog only after preparing well; therefore she knows what she is doing. If, however, we still believe that they are in trouble, we first ask them if they need help. When helping them, they need to grasp your elbow while you lead the way, so that they can sense changes underfoot through you.
All blind people use Braille.
Braille is a system of six, 3x2 convex dots. Different combinations dots within this grid can mean anything from letters, numbers, punctuations, music notes or other signs. Many visually impaired people do not use Braille, as they can read normal letters with the help of enhancing tools. If the person has lost sight latter on in life, he usually uses other methods to read, like audiobooks or text-to-speech apps.
Picture: In the picture is an older, bearded man with a mustache. He has almost no hair and is wearing dark glasses. In the middle of his wrinkled forehead is a large, with which he sees.
A blind person easily recognizes a person just by hearing their voice.
Even though a blind person usually has good auditory memory, recognizing a person just by their voice is neither easy nor automatic. When meeting a blind person, we should always introduce ourselves. We also need to announce when we leave their presence.
Picture: A baby with a grownup face and a large nose is lying on a towel. He is wearing sunglasses and a diaper. His hands are clasped and he is smiling.
A person who is blind since birth has better developed senses and a special feeling for obstacles.
A blind person does not have a sixth sense when it comes to supernatural sensing of obstacles. Rather, they systematically develop their usual senses (including sight, if there is any) with structured exercises.
Picture: Four men in tuxedos bowties and sunglasses are playing their saxophones. They are middle-aged, two being bald and one sporting a beard. Three of them know how to play; one has no idea what he is doing.
All blind people are very musically talented.
Nope. The percentage of gifted musicians is the same with visually impaired and sighted people.
When talking to a person with blindness we do not use the words "blind" "blindness" "seeing", and we never mention the colors.TRUE
No word is forbidden, we can use the word "see" in the sense of "encounter" or "feel," and "to hear." We can also name the colors. In the conversation we use the usual vocabulary, avoiding only the use of the words "here", "there", or "this way" with showing things with hand.
A person with blindness is very much unhappy about the loss of sight, and we should feel pity for such a person.TRUE
We are all unique and different, and if someone has impaired sight, there is no need for pity because of that.
Blindness means living in the darkness.TRUE
Blindness is when even when using eyeglasses or lenses, the remained sight is reduced to less than 5% of the visual acuity, or the field of vision is narrowed below 10 degrees. Most individuals have some residual sight, only a few ones are completely blind.