[AI] films show visually challenged in poor light
lsubramani at deccanherald.co.in
Tue Jul 10 01:44:59 EDT 2007
It is true that stereotyping is something we have to fight time and time
again. Almost all of those who work with me have asked if I walk
counting how many steps it takes to reach a place. Though logical, I
couldn't manage this even once and I know people ask this because they
are given to understand that blind people count their steps from our
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Subject: [AI] films show visually challenged in poor light
Friends your views on the following news report are
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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