[access-uk] Blind or Severely sight impaired?

  • From: deonv@xxxxxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • To: access-uk@xxxxxxxxxxxxx
  • Date: Fri, 18 May 2007 12:12:29 +0100

Hi all

Apologies is this is slightly off topic.

I am reviewing a consultation document on developing a strategy for 
the provision of services to those who suffer with a sensory 
impairment and came across the following  statement

"It is acknowledged that the language is changing and the term 
"blind" is to be changed into "severely sight impaired".

Is this news to me alone?

I am a professional, blind and not in the least bit concerned to be 
known as such.

Your opinions please.

If such a change is proposed, by whom?

Best regards

        Deon van Wyk - M.C.S.P.

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