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Disability awareness meet ignorance and stereotypes

I have been doing some observing of late, trying to understand what it is about disabled people that make some folk treat us like we are aliens. The old excuse of a previous altercation with an "angry disabled person" is a bit long in the tooth, but I do suspect that this stereotype is alive and well.

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If the shoe fits – a little tale about overcoming stereotypes

Despite my diminishing vision, I still try to make an effort when it comes to how I look and what I wear, as I have no intention of subscribing to the stereotype of what a blind person looks like, but I think I may have accidentally slipped into this stereotype ever so slightly, but managed to overcome it with my dignity intact.

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Are you serious? Please engage your brain before you open your mouth

I was happily perusing Twitter when I stumbled upon a Tweet from Léonie Watson, who is blind, saying "Someone today enquired whether I was blind all the time". Incredible. No actually, she is only blind on Tuesdays, Thursdays and alternate Sundays. Do people just not think before they speak?

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