I needed more than 280 characters to handle this. No, I will not shut up. I am not guilted by my synagogue into publicly practicing my faith for curious Christians. In the WordPress community I am treated as an equal and if people have questions about my blindness they work to build and maintain a relationship with me first. LGBTQ people don’t ask other LGBTQ people to publicly perform for straight people, let alone guilt them into it. People on the autism spectrum are still fighting to be recognized as equals and they sure as hell aren’t guilting each other into publicly performing for the rest of us. If you want to play the Meet The Blind game have at it, but telling the rest of us to shut up and remain silent because you don’t want to deal with the fact that we’re actually deeply offended by this is about ten steps too damn far.
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Area conglomerate of loud and obnoxious blind people has trouble understanding how standards bodies work and how organizations are represented on same. More at 11.
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