Blind People

     Posted By: Paul - Thu Nov 05, 2015
     Category: PSA’s | 1970s | Differently Abled, Handicapped, Challenged, and Otherwise Atypical | Eyes and Vision

While driving a Coke truck boo-coo years ago in Jax, FL a crowd of people allowed a blind guy to walk into the street just as I was coming through the intersection. I missed the guy but got his cane.
Posted by Expat47 in Athens, Greece on 11/05/15 at 10:19 AM
Peter Fonda is blind? Who knew?
Posted by BaronB on 11/05/15 at 10:53 AM
Pretty forward thinking for 1971. The two major sighted actors, Bruns and Freeman, both had long careers as character actors.
Posted by Frank on 11/05/15 at 11:54 AM
Another common courtesy you may consider is letting a blind person feel your face. Otherwise you are just a disembodied voice. A girl in one class at university told me that after we had been talking for some twenty minutes.
Posted by KDP on 11/05/15 at 03:35 PM
Dogs do it so much better.
Posted by Patty in Ohio, USA on 11/05/15 at 06:55 PM
I'm a teacher of the blind and visually impaired. The film was pretty much the way I was trained (not surprising, given the source), but I was a bit surprised at the first scene where the blind guy wasn't crossing the street. If he'd had proper training in orientation and mobility, he should have been able to do it himself.
Posted by ges on 11/07/15 at 10:07 PM
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