[AI] Blind abused: BBC

Harish Kotian harish at accessindia.org.in
Sat Jan 19 20:58:59 EST 2008


Hi

True, these are stats, however, it gives an insight how extensive is the 
abuse towards the disabled and how severe the problem is those for the 
partially sighted.

It is necessary to talk about this dirty linen, so, factors leading to these 
type of mind sets can be effectively addressed.

Harish
----- Original Message ----- 
From: "Vetrivel Adhimoolam" <vadhimoolam at gmail.com>
To: <accessindia at accessindia.org.in>
Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2008 1:43 PM
Subject: Re: [AI] Blind abused: BBC


>I agree that abuse can be a relative term. But the problem is that we are 
>so
> quick to relativise terms like abuse in the context of the so called
> developed world. On the other hand, we are so desperate to find their 
> actual
> existence among the so called developing countries. That's the sad part.
> Also another thought in the context of the west in general and the United
> States in particular. US is clearly heading for the economic recession and
> one has to wait and see it's impact on visually challenged since thousands
> and thousands of workers are being laid-off. I am guessing that it will 
> have
> a significant impact on visually challenged population, but one has to 
> wait
> and see how severe it is going to be.
>
> Vetri.
> ----- Original Message ----- 
> From: Pranav Lal
> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> Sent: Saturday, January 19, 2008 2:24 AM
> Subject: Re: [AI] Blind abused: BBC
>
>
> Hi,
>
> These are just statistics.  Also, abuse is a relative term and is also
> related to culture.  As far as I know, it has very little to do with the
> status of development of a country.
>
> Pranav
> -----Original Message-----
> From: accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in
> [mailto:accessindia-bounces at accessindia.org.in] On Behalf Of harish
> Sent: Friday, January 18, 2008 3:46 PM
> To: accessindia at accessindia.org.in
> Subject: [AI] Blind abused: BBC
>
> Hi all
>
> This news item is very disturbing. If such things takes place in such 
> large
> numbers in the developed world, one can just wonder what would be the 
> scale
> of such abuses taking places in developing world.
> http://www.bbc.co.uk/radio/podcasts/intouch/?focuswin
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