Building bridges and breaking down barriers

Greetings!  I’m Christian Robicheau, assistant editor at and today, I am delighted to share a very interesting editorial with you written by our president Donna J. Jodhan.  It’s all about building bridges and breaking down barriers.
I invite you now to read on.
I wish you a great weekend.
Building bridges and breaking down barriers
This is something that I have been preaching for years now; we need to start building bridges and breaking down barriers.  For too long, the blind community as been going the other way on these two tasks but I think that we are finally getting it.  I have an idea to promote my idea this day and let’s see what your thoughts are on this particular subject.
Why not make our blind and sight impaired kids the new builders and breakers of tomorrow?  Why not give them the opportunity to help us build bridges and break down barriers?  They are our hope and promise for the future.  They will be the ones to carry the torch beyond the big blue horizon and they will be the ones to help fulfill our dreams.  They will be the ones who are going to be charged with carrying on our work.
With all of this in mind, there is absolutely nothing wrong with getting them involved in starting to build bridges and break down barriers.  If we can help our blind and sight impaired kids to understand what they need to do in order to accomplish all of this, if we can help them to avoid some of the more common pitfalls that we have inadvertently blundered into, if we can cultivate healthy attitudes, motivation, and commitment into them at an early age, and if we can assure them that their future will be as bright as they want to make it, then at the end of the day we would have accomplished our mission.  

I’m Donna J. Jodhan wishing you a terrific day and weekend.
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About Donna Jodhan

Donna Jodhan is an award winning blind author, advocate, sight loss coach, blogger, podcast commentator, and accessibility specialist.
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