Just like food and shelter; so too do the rights of the blind need to be protected. Just like food and shelter; so too do we need to protect the futures of our blind kids. Just like food and shelter; so too do we need to safeguard the golden years of our blind seniors.
Nothing should be taken for granted when it comes to the above. No compromise and no give and take. If we do not protect our rights as blind persons then we shall surely lose them. If we do not ensure that our access to information, and websites and all related web content is equal, then much sooner than later we will find ourselves in the dark for good.
Technology waits on no man and time does not stand still for anyone! Progress and evolution are here to stay and these are all very potent reasons why we as blind persons need to treat our rights just like food and shelter. If we do not preserve them then no one else will and if we do not claim and legitimize them then no one is going to hand them to us on a silver Platter.
So, let's take the leap forward. Let us take the bull by the horns, let us take our future into our own hands and reach for the stars!
I'm Donna J. Jodhan your friendly accessibility advocate wishing you a terrific day and encouraging you to go out there and tell the world that yes indeed! Blind persons can certainly enjoy things by using their sense of touch. If you'd like to learn more about me, then you can visit some of my blog spots at:
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