The Blind Community Essay

2216 words - 9 pages

Could you live in the blind community?
Being blind is a trial that no one wants to experience but for the ones who are blind what’s it like in the community? The community is full of opportunity and help for the deaf and the visually impaired if you come to little ol hickory you’re not going to find the equipment or help they need here oh no, no you’ll have to go to places that are blind friendly like Raleigh and Greensboro they have all the equipment and technology needed for the blind and deaf, What about transportation? transportation plays role that surrounds the blind community which mean that they have systems set up for the blind or the disable to get from point A to point B they take this special tickets called art ticket which the city provides but the sad part is they have to pay for it so therefore transportation is like a main key in the blind community. What’s the education like, the education is like any other school in the US but the blind children and teens would go to a blind school like governor Morehead, the Hadley school for the blind and much more all over the 50 states excellent schools at that no student left behind is the motto all schools go by, So what if I’m an adult and want to go to college? Simple go to college there are a BUNCH of colleges that are blind friendly like wake community college, wake forest, NC State etcetera that’s where opportunities are opened up for the blind, sighted people aren’t the only one that have the chance to go to school to make something of themselves. What if they're looking for a job? Well a blind person can do almost any job out there for example lawyer, artist, accountant, secretary, customer service representative, food service worker, factory worker, teacher, daycare worker and much more the blind are put in a position where the sighted think they can’t complete a job within a working environment but that’s a stereotype the blind are capable of many working station. What about the technology they use? The technology today is taking the blind community by storm they have computers, the cell phones , Ipads and other technology the sighted people use, how do they use computers? People who are blind can use their computers by downloading hardware or software to their computer which preferably jaws is a great software to use seventy-four percent of the blind community uses jaws software excellent amount of blind also prefer jaws. looking farther into it specially designed glasses called echo-sense checkmate it provides real video and audio streaming between the product holder and the remote computer. The dogs well they haven’t been forgotten call them the cars of the blind their highly trained and well you can call them professional theres absolutely a great bond between the blind and the dog call them best friends its wonderful. The blind council of north carolina has a mission to promote awareness, education and access to public and employment accommodations.

Could you be the child...

Find Another Essay On The Blind Community

Descriptive essay based on the movie American History X - Saint leo University/building a multiracial society

1267 words - 6 pages same rhetoric he learned from his father and used it on his first speech, which contains all color blind frame of racism. He began using the color-blind frame of cultural racism; when he says that minorities do not want to help the country by being an active part of the society, and they don't have any sense of community. Derek also says that instead of studying and working they prefer to sell drugs and claim welfare money. Derek apparently

Jewish Attitudes in Different Situations Essay

1490 words - 6 pages While Badenheim 1939 and Jacob the Liar both deal with Jews in an unnamed ghetto/community on the eve of deportation, the attitudes and actions of the Jewish populations were different and similar in a few ways. After reading Michael Bernstein’s discussion of Badenheim, my views on how Badenheim 1939 and Jacob the Liar have changed. With that said, I came to an understanding of my own that Badenheim 1939 and Jacob the Liar both differ from each

Blindness

519 words - 2 pages m), because in many regions a great number of people cannot receive formal eye examinations but may be tested by unspecialized personnel. From data available in the mid-1980s, the number of persons worldwide who have a visual acuity of less than 10/200 is estimated as 28 million. This level of handicap precludes an individual from functioning effectively in the community without special assistance and rehabilitation (see BLIND, EDUCATION

Invisible Man by Ralph Ellison

1931 words - 8 pages novel that contributes to the theme of sight vs. blindness. The narrator is asked to give his speech to the white leaders of the community. He and some of his classmates are invited to a local hotel to give his speech. While there the white leaders make the black students participate in a fight called the Battle Royal. The narrator and the other students are forced to wear blindfolds. After they are blindfolded they are suppose to fight each

Eduardo Bonilla-Silva's Book, Racism Without Racists

1724 words - 7 pages Race has been an issue in North America for many years. Eduardo Bonilla-Silva discusses the new racism in his book, Racism without Racists. Bonilla-Silva classifies the new racial discrimination as color blind racism. Color blind racism is then structured under four frames (26). Color blind racism is believed to have lead to the segregation of the white race from other minorities called white habitus. Color blind racism and white habitus

Prejudice in Raymond Carver's short story

1317 words - 6 pages of prejudiced notions regarding the blind community. He believes that Robert “moved slowly, used a cane, wore dark glasses, used a seeing-eye dog, and never laughed” (Carver 123) because that is the entrenched bigotry he holds so deeply for the blind people. His assumptions—no matter how long-held or widespread—are absurd and have no logical bearing since his notion of blind people originates “from the [often hyperbolized world of] movies

Overview of The South Carolina School for the Deaf and the Blind (SCSDB)

3403 words - 14 pages services, and partnership programs. SCSDB is moving forward and continuing to do tremendous and awesome things for the students whom they serve. They have recently received the United Way Volunteer Spirit Award for an innovative program allowing staff to volunteer in the community. They also recently partnered with USC Upstate on the Adventure in Braille weekend, and the summer camp for the blind. SCSDB partnered with First Steps and the Council of

Yes to Distance Learning or No

1038 words - 5 pages environment” (Quinn, 2014,p 37). Distance learning maybe the new substitute for traditional learning, it is suppose to help all people seeking education, may have some problems needing correction for people with disabilities with accessibility may not help them to advance like other people seeking education and alterative option of learning. Visual impairments in the United States partially sighted, low vision, legally blind, color blind and

Symbolism and "Battle Royal" by Ralph Ellison

578 words - 2 pages to discover that he was to be part of that battle royal. The "Battle Royal" provides the reader with many examples of symbolism including the battle itself, the blind folds during the battle, and the electrified coins after the battle.The foremost symbol utilized in the story is the battle royal itself. The battle royal symbolizes the struggle for equality for the black culture. The fight is an allegory illustrating black America's efforts to

What effect does color-blind racism have on minorities in society today?

2400 words - 10 pages Research Statement: In society, during the pre-Civil Rights Movement era, minorities experienced discrimination, abuse, and life-threatening situations placed on them by the White community. Though over time, this abuse has decreased in magnitude of violence, and now in society the abuse has took a new form of racism into being colorblind racism. This new form of racism is not as violent, but it affects the society in similar ways

Assistive technology for the blind and visually impaired

1323 words - 5 pages includes residential and special schools specifically designed for blind and multiply disabled children, and special classes, resource rooms, and itinerant teaching services in regular education classrooms in the child's community where most visually impaired children are educated. Based upon the individual needs of children and input from their parents and educators, specialized schools, or classes are appropriate educational options for certain

Similar Essays

The Healing Of The Blind Beggar

1804 words - 7 pages approach and heal the blind beggar, someone who is viewed as lesser in the community, Jesus shows his compassion and inclusiveness by accepting him into the gathering of God. By Jesus restoring the sight of the blind man it is a restoration of him into the worshipping community acknowledging that all are welcomed as children of God: this also emphasizes how Jesus seeks to include the marginalized. This is also pertinent in portraying a message of

Stereotypes In Raymond Carver's Cathedral Essay

1703 words - 7 pages inferior. Kemp says in a paper from 1981, the same year “Cathedral” was published, that there are three main ill-mannered views of the blind: non-acceptance, the blind are helpless and dependant, and the sighted must help the blind. These are all negative and are representative of the way the blind were viewed during the time of the story showing how the husband saw Robert as a blind man. Stereotypes may vary from community to community and person

The Cathedral Essay

1237 words - 5 pages The Blind Man The narrator in Raymond Carver's Cathedral is not a particularly sensitive man. I might describe him as self-centered, superficial and egotistical. And while his actions certainly speak to these points, it is his misunderstanding of the people and the relationships presented to him in this story which show most clearly his tragic flaw: while Robert is physically blind, it is the narrator that cannot clearly see the world around

The Cathedral Essay

1237 words - 5 pages The Blind Man The narrator in Raymond Carver's Cathedral is not a particularly sensitive man. I might describe him as self-centered, superficial and egotistical. And while his actions certainly speak to these points, it is his misunderstanding of the people and the relationships presented to him in this story which show most clearly his tragic flaw: while Robert is physically blind, it is the narrator that cannot clearly see the world around