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Why I’m Not Just Blind

Lee Kumutat examines why blindness comes to define the identity of people who have little or no sight. Why must blind people either be inspirational or deserving pity?

Lee Kumutat examines why blindness comes to define the identity of people who have little or no sight. And why is sight so highly prized by people who have it. She talks to people in Kingston Jamaica, Accra in Ghana, in Edinburgh Scotland and California in the US. She asks how they navigate a world which seems to see them in two ways. People who are blind it seems must either be inspirational or deserving pity. Or even both.

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Mon 11 Apr 2016 14:32GMT

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