The word disablement portrays negative intensions and stigmas, but this is mostly due to society and how people define and perceive disablement taking into history assorted factors like socio- economic position, race, cultural back unit of ammunitions and degree of instruction. There is a deep- frozen demand to look normal ; normal in the sense of holding no apparent disablement including that of sightlessness. But in the crude times, the blind were non regarded as being of much value or usage to the societies in which they lived. It was assumed that they could non run fish for nutrient for basic nutriment. Thus it is easy to see how the destructive and negative societal attitudes about sightlessness developed and flourished through times and was reinforced with each coevals. It mostly still holds today.
In my literature reappraisal I will discourse the societal deductions and surveies conducted about unsighted people in different societal scenes and reflect on how society perceived them and still do. I will talk about disablement and what it means to society and the disabling consequence it alludes to all. I will discourse what sightlessness means to society and the societal deductions it carries with it. I will talk about how the stereotypes of sightlessness portrayed by society has defined and classed people into a hapless and meagre category of its ain and how we should non allow society order such negative perceptual experiences unto the blind. I will besides discourse how sight...
lessness is considered a diverseness marker but that this diverseness should non be perceived in a negative visible radiation because unsighted people are different from the remainder.
The treatment of my essay will first talk about the societal theoretical account of disablement and what it is and take out the assorted facets of it, it will touch on the definition and how this theoretical account relates to the subject of sightlessness. Thereafter, I will talk about my experience with the unsighted individual I have interviewed for this essay and associate my experience with him of what sightlessness and life with sightlessness agencies to him and hoe he deals with the day-to-day challenges of life with it. It will be a critical battle of the interview in concurrence with the societal theoretical account of disablement.
And in conclusion I will reason by reflecting on my experience with of the interview and the interviewee and discourse what I learned, what I thought was alone and my contemplation with the interviewee and how society truly takes clasp of our heads and signifiers certain perceptual experiences for us and we accept it without believing about these perceptual experiences or oppugning it, by our deficiency and ignorance, how we merely purchase in to certain stereotypes and impressions without being critical and explicating our ain sentiments.
Disability is non merely a health- related and medical job. It is a complex phenomenon reflecting the interaction between characteristics of a individual ‘s organic structure and characteristics of the society in which he or she lives. Upon turn toing the diverseness marker sightlessness, the word itself holds man
untold negative definitions and significances. The word blind has powerful, negative intensions and stereotypes attached to it. Blindness is perceived as a diverseness marker because people that are blind or visually impaired are different from the remainder of society that are non considered ‘normal ‘ . Harmonizing to Southwell ( 2012 ) , there is a strong desire to look normal, or otherwise behaving in ways that are non recognizably different to the mean norm ( Southwell, 2012 ) .
Socially, blindness holds negative stereotypes and significances attached to it in footings of societal relationships and the in the corporate environment. After the obvious definition of losing or deficiency of sight, the 2nd definition is ‘lacking perceptual experience, consciousness or judgement ‘ ( Oxford English Dictionary ( OED ) online 2011 ) .
Therefore because of such negative definitions and misconceptions with mention to a worldwide survey by the Environics Poll ( 2008 ) , vision loss is the most feared disablement and sightlessness and malignant neoplastic disease are the two most feared wellness conditions ( Southwell, 2012 ) .
For the National Federation of the Blind ( NFB ) , the word ‘blind ‘ is excessively violative, since it implies shame alternatively of equality and portrays the blind as needy and bloody-minded. Thus the message that needs to be driven place is that since sightlessness is non a black feature, a unsighted individual demands to be called a individual who is blind no more than for illustration, an intelligent individual demands to be referred to as a individual who is intelligent ( Bolt, 2003 ) . Therefore society should educate themselves in the sense that blind people are non irrational, invalid and incapable ; society should take it upon themselves to educate themselves about sightlessness and about a unsighted individual ‘s life style, their day-to-day life wonts, gestures and activities so that they know that blind people are absolutely capable, of being independent and they are societal existences that enjoy societal events and activities every bit much as ‘normal ‘ people do.
The major issue of sightlessness is non the deficiency of seeing. The nucleus issue and Southern Cross of the job is the misinterpretation and deficiency of information which exists about blind people and the diverseness marker sightlessness itself. If a blind individual has the right preparation, counsel and chance to go independent, so the diverseness marker is merely considered a physical nuisance ( National Federation of the Blind, 1999 ) .
Attitudes towards handicapped people tend to be negative therefore when accompanied with hapless perceptual experiences, attitudes and biass, the deductions result in the production of hapless public policies which frequently affect the sort of ‘rehabilitation ‘ and occupation preparation blind people receive. These public policies have a snowball consequence in footings of the ways in which people relate to and handle unsighted people. Similarly it besides affects the type of instruction and the quality of instruction blind kids and striplings receive. Celebrated blind people like Stevie Wonder and Ray Charles are educated and successful merely like ‘normal ‘ people and it proves that visually impaired and blind people are every bit
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