I know people stumble over finding the right word to refer to my condition. I simply prefer "blind." It's the truth, and skating around any other phrase is usually a sign that they're uncomfortable with me. If you're talking about a word or phrase for disabled people as a whole, I guess I prefer "disabled" to any alternative. I hate the various politically correct terms I've seen. "Visually challenged," "hard of seeing," and "handi-capable" are all phrases which will make me cringe. -----Original Message----- From: bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx [mailto:bksvol-discuss-bounce@xxxxxxxxxxxxx] On Behalf Of Grandma Cindy Sent: Sunday, December 03, 2006 10:09 PM To: bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: How I read Good point. How would physically impaired be? Cindy --- Elizabeth and Burton <thoth93@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> wrote: > Do not use "challenged" around me. disabled works just fine. Who is > challenging me? The society who will not enforce laws so I can get a > cab perhaps? What right does anyone have to challenge me. And not > differently able either thogh brilliant and beautiful might be fine > (grin). The reality is the way the society is set up a physicl > disability is just that. People in wheelchairs are disabled from > using stairs and there are not enough ramps and good access for the. > People who are blind are disabled by not getting forms from their > state and federal and local governments in formats they can fill out > but rather in print. And on and on. We are definitely dis-abled but > not just in ourselves but rather because the society is set up so > unconsciously. > Would you want to be > called "age challenged"? Or just plain older or senior or something? > (grin) > > E. > At 07:27 PM 12/3/2006, you wrote: > >Yes, it's a much better term. I'll try to remember > it. > >I knew there was something better but couldn't remember what. > > > >Cindy > > > >--- barbarab65@xxxxxxx wrote: > > > > > I prefer the word physically challenged than physically disabled. > > > Anyway, I am also a Messianic-Jew so most people feel > > > discriminated against in this category, anyway and it has helped > > > me cope with > the > > > stuttering discrimination. > > > > > > Barbara > > > > > > > > > > > > >_______________________________________________________________________ >_____________ > >Need a quick answer? Get one in minutes from people > who know. > >Ask your question on www.Answers.yahoo.com > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email > to > >bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > >put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject > line. To get a list > >of available commands, put the word 'help' by > itself in the subject line. > > To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to > bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx > put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a > list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the > subject line. > > ____________________________________________________________________________ ________ Do you Yahoo!? Everyone is raving about the all-new Yahoo! Mail beta. http://new.mail.yahoo.com To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line. To unsubscribe from this list send a blank Email to bksvol-discuss-request@xxxxxxxxxxxxx put the word 'unsubscribe' by itself in the subject line. To get a list of available commands, put the word 'help' by itself in the subject line.