As part of our journey toward becoming the Beloved Community, for the past several weeks we have been exploring “ableism.” We began with a statement: Ableism: Ableism is the discrimination of and social prejudice against people with disabilities based on the belief that typical abilities are superior.

After learning about ableism in general, March 31 and April 7 we looked at ableism as experienced by people who are part of the deaf community. We will continue exploring the topic by learning something about people with total blindness or various degrees of vision impairment.

Brief commentaries to help us relate to the community of persons with vision impairment:

Personal experience videos are a great resource. The first is short and funny. The other is a TED Talk. Blind people tell us which questions annoy them the most Blind, not Broken