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Society's Views Of The Blind.

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Writing To Persuade Seminar - Society's Views Of The Blind Hello and welcome to the fifth annual meeting for our blind association, Id like to thank you all for coming this evening. The aim tonight is for the seeing audience to take an insight at somebody's life tonight, somebody who is blind. We are all one society but the blind are often neglected and misunderstood, tonight we will aim to get one step closer to our all-inclusive society. I would like to invite on our speaker Abigail Coultas who will begin the evening's seminar thank you. (A.Coultas takes the stand): Scared is when you are a child, you have no light, there is no shimmer of light through the cracks around your door, and the curtains are painting the moon black. Yet in the morning you can leap out of bed and see the light reflecting all around you. Now imagine never seeing again, or never even having seen the light, which reflects around you, you wouldn't even know what the colour red looked like, but that is the least of your problems when you are blind. ...read more.


Pity is frustrating and undermines you when you have confidence, but we cannot help how we feel, but what is worse is how many people in our society go from one extreme to another. Many people ignore the blind; they do not acknowledge their existence and believe they need to be in care homes. So we banish the idea of blindness. As a society we shrink from the blind. A hundred years ago we might have succeeded. Society did its best to banish the blind, so we shut them in asylums or institutions where they stifled for the rest of their life. Society needs to realise that no human being is perfect, some cannot hear, some cannot see, some have phobia's of even stepping outside their house. It is the support of the society they need, not our ignorance. Our period shows the improving attitudes of our society; the blind are slowly and unevenly beginning to take place as friends, neighbours and colleagues. ...read more.


What is true is the acute sense of touch and hearing that those born blind or who go blind early in life learn to develop. I hope this short speech has shown you a few examples of our society's misunderstanding of the blind, we must learn to treat them as the humans that they are. Explain to your children why they have a white cane or hold on to objects, to feel their way around. But mostly appreciate them, we can't help it if we feel pity, but do something with this, raise money for charity's, the best help you can give them is a safe future with promises of new technology so they may one day see again. And don't forget that these people are our neighbours, maybe someone's cousin, sister mother, grandparent they may even be your relative. No one is perfect or has the right to be known as normal, there is no form or definition of normality as every one is different. Thank you, for your time I will now hand you back to Micheal Smith to recite a poem. ...read more.

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