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Um, instead of getting your pants in a wad, why don?t you ask how to remove
yourself from the list. I?m sure you subscribed yourself since that?s how
mostly everybody else gets on these types of lists.  If I remembered the
unsub info I?d give it to you.



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Fred's Head Companion - American Printing House for the Blind

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How Big is My World? 

Posted: 06 Oct 2009 08:41 AM PDT 

by Donna J. Jodhan 

In the normal scheme of things, my world should be as big as I want it 
to be but in today's society it is very difficult for me to define the 
size of my world. You see, my world is not really in my hands. For the 
most part and sadly so, my world remains in the hands of society and I 
can tell you that there are days where I wish I could change this; but I 
can't. Sad but true. 

One of my favorite quotations is by Robert F. Kennedy: "Some men see 
things as they are and say why! I dream things that never were and say 
why not!" And this is the philosophy that I use every day of my life in 
order to define my world in my own way. 

You may be wondering why I would say that my world is not in my hands 
but rather in the hands of society and I'll tell you why. 

Society has inadvertently and continues to erect countless barriers for 
me and for others who are blind and visually impaired. They have erected 
daunting barriers for millions of persons with disabilities and have 
even gone the extra mile to do the same for seniors. In the case of 
persons with disabilities, and in particular persons who are blind and 
visually impaired, one of the most challenging barriers that I and my 
cofrères face is a barrier called Attitude. 

This barrier is nothing new and has been around for too long and if I 
and my cofrères do not take steps to bring it down, then I am afraid 
that we will find ourselves inadvertently short changing tomorrow's 
generation of disabled kids of a better future. In short, if we do not 
start to pro-act in stead of react, we will be robbing our disabled kids 
of their rights to a future that ought to include them as contributing 
members to society. 

All my life I have had to battle attitude barriers from society. As 
early as I can remember: My parents had to battle the system to allow me 
to obtain my formal education. Then as a university student I had to 
endure constant remarks from those professors who made no effort to hide 
their discontent about having a blind student in their class. In the 
workplace I and others have had to deal with the narrow mindedness of 
managers and co-workers alike who do not believe that blind and visually 
impaired persons can be productive and this is why I am so glad that I 
can now use the Internet as my workplace. Most of my clients are 
blissfully unaware that I am blind and frankly, they would probably not 
care as long as I was able to perform to their satisfaction. 

I am not content to sit back and wait for things to happen and this is 
why I have managed to expand my world much more than many others like 
me. I challenged an ice skating school to teach me to ice skate. I have 
learned to play chess. I have written two books. I have hang glided, 
sailed, and even driven around in a parking lot. No, I am not showing 
off! Just trying to motivate others to expand their world. Nothing is 
impossible if you put your mind to it but to be possible one has to be 

The attitude barrier needs to be addressed and if I want to be 
charitable which I am, I can say that 99.9% of the time, this barrier is 
erected by those who are limited by such things as: Cultural beliefs, 
fear of the unknown, fear of interacting with those who are different, 
and an unwillingness to learn new things and meet new people. I am going 
to give you three websites that you can visit in order to learn more 
about the world of blind and visually impaired persons., and 

I'm Donna J. Jodhan, an accessibility and special needs business 
consultant 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: <>
Weekly Saturday postings on issues of accessibility: 
blogs on various issues and answers to consumers concerns: 


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