Hi, Jill. I agree with you. I have a little vision myself, but when it comes to asking for help, it's just a lot easier to tell people that I'm blind, because while I do have some usable vision, it's easier than trying to explain to someone how much I can see and how much help is too much or not enough. I've found that, if I tell people I'm visually impaired, they don't understand what that means, and understandably so, since there are so many varying degrees of visual impairment. Some people who are low-vision can see well enough to follow when a sighted person just points to something. I can't, so it's much easier to just make them think I can't see anything when it comes to that. Take care. -- Julie Morales Email & Windows/MSN Messenger: mercy421@xxxxxxxxxxx http://juliemorales.avonrepresentative.com/ Currently in Winchester Regional, Virginia Partly Cloudy, 23F°(-5C°) Wind:WNW (290°) at 13mph (11KT) gusting to 21mph (18KT) The more people I meet, the more I like my dog. ----- Original Message ----- From: "Jill O'Connell" <jillocon@xxxxxxxxxx> To: <bksvol-discuss@xxxxxxxxxxxxx> Sent: Monday, December 04, 2006 12:46 PM Subject: [bksvol-discuss] Re: How I read I think the problem here is that the general public thinks that blind means totally blind; hence visually impaired came into being. I help conduct a group of people who mostly have macular degeneration and are seniors. I think if this group was advertised as a group for the blind, the attendance would drop considerably because these people don't think of themselves as blind, just visually impaired. Although I have a small amount of sight, I, however, refer to myself as blind when asking for assistance. 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.