sighted people believe that blind people need a lot
of help. It's almost always the first reaction people
have when they meet a blind child: "How can I help this
dear, sweet, helpless child?" But is it true?
do you believe about blindness? Do you believe that
blind people need help? Are blind people limited in
certain ways? Can blind people know as much as sighted
people? Can they be competitive? Is blindness a tragedy?
Do blind people need compassion?
are important because what we believe affects the way
we behave. Our beliefs about blindness will affect how
we act toward the blind children in our careour
expectations for them, the way we teach them, the messages
we give them. There may be limits to what any individual
can achieve, but those limits do not have to be because
of blindness. We hope that the stories in this section
will inspire you to raise your expectations and realize
that the key to success is not how much eyesight a person
has, but whether or not the person has the skills to
get the job done.
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2003 Blind Children's Resource Center