Deaf-Blind and work

Hey folks:

Below is a list of Reasons to hire Blind employees.  Yes I swiped it from someone, who copied from a someone else.

A few notes:

The List says Blind, I want to clarify that this does not always imply a full and total loss of vision.  There is a range, and many labels, from low vision to blindness.  There are many variations and differences.  When only Blind is used in a sentence, it connotes a person with zero vision: they cannot see light.  Yet, most blind individuals can see light, shapes, faces, etc.  It is a label, sure, and I want to make sure that you, the reader, knows that not every blind person has lost all vision receptors.  You can easily insert Low Vision in place of Blind, or even Partially Sighted.  But please not say, Visually Impaired.  I think that term is being trash-canned because a drunk person looks visually impaired, and cannot be driving that car!

From my prospective: Go ahead, use Deaf-Blind instead of Blind…


  1. Over 78% of blind people can’t find work, so when one is given a chance, it is more likely that he or she will be more dedicated than your average sighted workers.
  2. A blind person who has achieved the same qualification as his/her sighted peers is, in a sense, more exceptional (Hell, they are smarter!) because it often takes them at least twice as much work to reach this point- that alone shows you how dedicated they are.
  3. A blind person is way more likely to have exceptional problem-solving skills (Again, they are smarter!) that those with sight do. We have to solve problems all our lives, every day, practice does make perfect.
  4. When the zombie apocalypse comes and there’s no power in the building, the blind person will be the only one who can lead you to safety!
  5. A blind person is much less likely to get distracted by things like flashing lights, shiny jewelry, spam internet porn, or random good-looking strangers passing by.
  6. A blind employee is not going to judge you, or even notice embarrassing little details like when your zipper is down.
  7. A blind employee who gets to work 30 minutes early because he/she has to get up early to spend an hour on the bus, plus 20 minutes walking in the rain to/fro the bus stop, plus 30 minutes waiting for said bus, to get to work, versus a sighted employee who gets in 10 minutes late cause he got caught in traffic driving his car. Which one shows more determination, dedication, and work ethic? You do the math.
  8. Any employer who hires disabled workers automatically gets a “like” in customers’ minds- if nothing else, people will take notice and remember you as “oh that’s the place with that EXCEPTIONAL blind Martial Arts teacher!” This means you are a few steps ahead of your competition by default.
  9. The blind employee is less likely to lose you customers by showing favors towards only the good-looking ones.
  10. The blind employee will not be distracted by music on their iPhone or android during work hours because they have to rely on their hearing to work.
  11. A blind employee will never miss work due to him/her getting into a car accident by texting while driving.
  12. I’m adding this one: DeafBlind workers are more dedicated, are rarely sick, rarely miss work, will be more cautious and more immune to “Office Gossip”.  This is because most staff are hearing, and, usually, they cannot sign fluently.  So, the DeafBlind worker misses all those “…he’s a real moron…” or “…she is stealing my customers…” or “…YOU undercooked the [bleep[ steak!  AGAIN…” office banter!

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