The Importance of Knowing

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The Importance of Knowing

by Donna J. Jodhan

It is always important to know; but when it comes to someone who is unable to see! It's even more important. Like it or not, the eyes see all and absorb all and it is what the sighted world use in order to complete any picture. For me, I use other strategies to complete a picture but to be very sure that the picture is complete and accurate, I depend on sighted assistance.

I need to know when things match; like my clothes, like my d├ęcor. I need to know what gestures are being carried out around me; especially when I am in a business meeting. I need to know what expressions persons around me are communicating to me and to each other. I need to know where things are in my home so that I do not bump into objects, and that I can find what I am looking for. I need to know what information is being communicated so that I can make the correct or appropriate decision. In short, I need to know.

The importance of knowing applies to all of us; sighted or not but for a blind person it is always even more important. If you would like to know more about why blind persons need to know, then you can visit www.nfb.org, or www.rnib.org.

I'm Donna J. Jodhan your friendly accessibility advocate wishing you a terrific day. If you'd like to learn more about me, then you can visit some of my blog spots at:
Donna Jodhan! Advocating accessibility for all: http://www.donnajodhan.blogspot.com
Weekly Saturday postings on issues of accessibility: http://www.sterlingcreations.ca/blog/blog.html
blogs on various issues and answers to consumers concerns: http://www.sterlingcreations.com/businessdesk.htm

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