[AI] films show visually challenged in poor light
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Mon Jul 9 15:20:38 EDT 2007
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The Hindu: Online edition of India's National
Monday, Jul 09, 2007
Films show visually challenged in poor light
Chennai: Speakers at the 17th annual day of the
Welfare Foundation of the
Blind highlighted the need for the society to
extend recognition and not
sympathy to visually challenged persons
Visually challenged persons, who spoke at the
function, said a section of
the media, particularly Tamil films stereotyped
those visually challenged.
Many films depicted them in poor light, said
A.Murugan, a Tamil teacher at
Choolaimedu Government Higher Secondary school.
The speakers appealed to the media to sensitise
the society to recognise
visually challenged persons instead of extending
sympathy to them.
Treasurer of the Foundation L. Latha said the
organisation was formed to
serve as a bridge between the visually
challenged and people with normal
The annual day of the Foundation was organised
recently at Madras
Christian College here.
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