LINGUIST List 8.234

Tue Feb 18 1997

Disc: Communication between blind & sighted

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  1. Deborah D K Ruuskanen, Re: 8.192, Disc: Communication between blind & sighted

Message 1: Re: 8.192, Disc: Communication between blind & sighted

Date: Mon, 10 Feb 1997 17:59:58 +0200 (EET)
From: Deborah D K Ruuskanen <>
Subject: Re: 8.192, Disc: Communication between blind & sighted

What has impressed me OUTSTANDINGLY in this discussion is that I am at a
loss to explain the EXCELLENT quality of our blind colleagues' written
English. No spelling errors, no grammar errors ... could I have a
description of the mechanics of the process - since I assume you all
cannot SEE the computer screen, how do you READ the text? and what kind
of keyboards do you have? 
I have worked with the deaf, a little, and it seems to me that the
problems others assume exist with people who are sense-impaired (is that
the right term?) say more about the people positing the problems than
the people who are supposed to have said problems.
Cheers, Kela
PS - on the "mechanics", please reply off-list if you think others are
not interested. I can see, and I make terrible errors in spelling all
the time, not just because you cannot go back and correct email with my
type of software editor. Our blind colleagues put me to shame.
Deborah D. Kela Ruuskanen \ You cannot teach a Man anything,
Leankuja 1, FIN-01420 Vantaa \ you can only help him find it \ within himself. Galileo
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