“Does this cane work with my outfit?”
“Ma’am,’ the nurse gently touched my arm. “It can be…disconcerting to feel magic leave the body. A lot of people say it makes the last moment worse.”
“Viewers” who are blind or visually impaired…I love the irony there!
“We’re blind to our blindness. We have very little idea of how little we know. We’re not designed to know how little we know.” — Daniel Kahneman
I like to think of it as contributing to the overall evolution of my culture into one of inclusivity. It takes time, time I’m willing to invest up front, for people to adapt internal belief scheme to one of total inclusivity.
It’s legal,, awkward, and concerning. I worry my answer might label me a burden instead of an asset to the company. But on the other hand, accommodations can often be expensive, bulky, time consuming, or even compromise the integrity of a work process. Answering is a challenge when I can see the issue from both sides.
Dear reader (I hope you hear that in Lady Whistledown’s voice), your favorite blindfluencer is so glad to be back writing to you again. She asks that you exercise a creative hobby today, be it writing, art, Minecraft construction, woodcraft, or any number of other delightful pastimes.
I hope to share with you soon the process I’ve gone through to win this case because I imagine that I’m not the only blind or disabled person out there who, when faced with their first serious legal challenge to disability accommodations, has absolutely no idea what to do about it.
Insecurity is apparently no match for “out of sight, out of mind.”
“What do I do with my service dog when I’m on stage?”