walzerjahrhundert:

Giuseppe Brega, Villa Ruggeri, Italy, 1902 - 1907

walzerjahrhundert:

Giuseppe Brega, Villa Ruggeri, Italy, 1902 - 1907

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Sighted People

This is an email that was forwarded to my boss (a rehabilitation teacher for the blind) today. 

Subject: [Vision] A little blind humor

HOW TO DEAL WITH SIGHTED PERSONS:

People who use their eyes to receive information about the world are called sighted people or “people who are sighted.” Sighted people enjoy rich full lives, working, playing and raising families. They run businesses, hold public office and teach your children!

HOW DO SIGHTED PEOPLE GET AROUND?!

People who are sighted may walk or ride public transportation, but most choose to travel long distances by operating their own motor vehicles. They have gone through many hours of training to learn the “rules of the road” in order to further their independence. Once that road to freedom has been mastered,sighted people earn a legal classification and a “Driver’s License” which allows them to operate a private vehicle safely and independently.

HOW TO ASSIST A SIGHTED PERSON

Sighted people are accustomed to viewing the world in visual terms. This means that in many situations, they will not be able to communicate orally and may resort to pointing or other gesturing. Subtle facial expressions may also be used to convey feelings in social situations. Calmly alert the sighted person to his surroundings by speaking slowly, in a normal tone of voice. Questions directed at the sighted person help focus attention back on the verbal rather than visual communication. 

At times, sighted people may need help finding things, especially when operating a motor vehicle. Your advance knowledge of routes and landmarks, particularly bumps in the road, turns and traffic lights, will assist the "driver" in finding the way quickly and easily. Your knowledge of building layouts can also assist the sighted person in navigating complex shopping malls and offices. Sighted people tend to be  very proud and will not ask directly for assistance. Be gentle yet firm.

HOW DO SIGHTED PEOPLE USE COMPUTERS?

The person who is sighted relies exclusively on visual information. His or her attention span fades quickly when reading long texts. Computer information is presented in a “Graphical User Interface” or GUI. Coordination of hands and eyes is often a problem for sighted people, so the computer mouse, a handy device that slides along the desk top, saves confusing keystrokes. With one button, the sighted person can move around his or her computer screen quickly and easily. People who are sighted are not accustomed to synthetic speech and may have great difficulty understanding even the clearest synthesizer. Be patient and prepared to explain many times how your computer equipment works. 

HOW DO SIGHTED PEOPLE READ?! 

Sighted people read through a system called “Print.” this is a series of images drawn in a two dimensional plain. People who are sighted generally have a poorly developed sense of touch. Braille is completely foreign to the sighted person and he or she will take longer to learn the code and be severely limited by his or her existing visual senses. Sighted people cannot function well in low lighting conditions and are generally completely helpless in total darkness. their homes are usually very brightly lit at great expense, as are businesses that cater to the sighted consumer.

HOW CAN I SUPPORT A SIGHTED PERSON?!

People who are sighted do not want your charity. They want to live, work and play along with you. The best thing you can do to support sighted people in your community is to open yourself to their world. These people are vital contributing members to society. Conduct outreach: Take a sighted person to lunch today!

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Be nice to them, Some of my best friends are sighted people.

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I would like to add that I often refer to these folks as “sight dependent.” My former boss liked the term, “retinal chauvinists.”

All I have to say is that I’m thrilled there’s finally some empathy for those of us who are sight dependent. Just because our ancestors were dependent on a star millions of miles away to be productive doesn’t mean we have to remain unheard. We have had the technology to stand on equal footing for many years; it’s time our unique talents be recognized!

CS Lewis: To love at all (x)

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CS Lewis: To love at all (x)

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assilikesbowties:

then Legolas goes to run through Rivendell naked

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assilikesbowties:

then Legolas goes to run through Rivendell naked

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art-is-creation:

                                             NIKI AND THE DOVE 

                                                       THE FOX

art-is-creation:

                                             NIKI AND THE DOVE 

                                                       THE FOX

Jotleaf

To whom it may concern, I have found a website claiming to give you an infinite expanse upon which to place pictures, gifs, and text. I have yet to fully test this theory, but I’m working on it. In other news, you can set it so that anyone in the world can write on it, or so that it’s private. 

Either way - so cool. 

Anyone who feels an inexplicable urge to post on mine is free to do so. 

/public service announcement 

near-shinonome:

Totally agree with you hanabridge-san

See what I mean? 4,999 and counting…

near-shinonome:

Totally agree with you hanabridge-san

See what I mean? 4,999 and counting…

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defenestrador:

Inner Search, by Ioan Dumitrescu.

defenestrador:

Inner Search, by Ioan Dumitrescu.

svcrifice:

It took 439 chapters for someone to tell Naruto, and he drops it in casual as fuck. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Yellow Flash of Konoha:
Minato Namikaze 

I swore I would never post any Naruto related anything to my Tumbler, because if I reblog one post, what’s 5,000 more? But the comment is so good that, understanding the context of final exam stress I’m currently living in, I just couldn’t help myself. 

svcrifice:

It took 439 chapters for someone to tell Naruto, and he drops it in casual as fuck. Ladies and gentlemen, I give you the Yellow Flash of Konoha:

Minato Namikaze 

I swore I would never post any Naruto related anything to my Tumbler, because if I reblog one post, what’s 5,000 more? But the comment is so good that, understanding the context of final exam stress I’m currently living in, I just couldn’t help myself. 

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