I’m registered blind. That doesn’t mean you can assume things about me | Alex Lee

There’s a belief that blind people can be identified by either a dog or a stick. This ignorance is keeping us cut off from society

I’m standing in line waiting to get into a nightclub, bumping shoulders with people who are already having a good time. As I reach the front, a bouncer looks me up and down. Without a word, he places his hand on my shoulder and pushes me forward. I’m pinballed from security guard to security guard, fully expecting to be led directly into the club. Instead, I’m guided out of the queue, confused as to why I now find myself standing behind the metal barriers.

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