The attitude barrier

Good morning!  Hope everyone is getting ready to enjoy a wonderful first weekend in March.

Sterling Creations is pleased to bring you an editorial written by our president Donna J. Jodhan.
Here now is her editorial.
The Attitude barrier
Whenever anyone asks me to define some of the barriers presently facing blind and visually impaired persons, one of the first that I often mention is the Attitude barrier.  It can easily be said that we face many barriers but the attitude barrier is one of the most challenging for us.
We still have to face and deal with social hang-ups from the majority of society.  We continue to wrestle with employers who allow their poor and unhealthy attitudes to get in the way of them hiring a skilled employee instead of a blind employee.  We continue to deal with governments whose attitude is that our rights don’t really count for much.  They treat us like second-class citizens but somehow they feel that they should tax us in the same way that they tax the mainstream person. 
More often than not, poor and unhealthy attitudes get in the way of us being treated equally and what can we do to overcome this?  Well, we need to push harder for equality of rights.  We need to start educating governments, companies, and individuals more.  In short, we need to stand up more for our rights.
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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