Discrimination Against The Blind

Blind training session with canesTony Addison, who is blind, has experienced several instances of discrimination because of his blindness.  Here are some notable examples:
  • He was expelled from a gym for "staring" at a woman, even though he had his cane folded in his lap, visible to both her and the gym employees.
  • He was asked to leave a pub after tripping on a stair which he didn't see - after just one drink.
  • Nearly denied entry to a bar because bar employees assumed that his grabbing his friend's arm meant that he was drunk, even though his friend was simply guiding him.
  • He was kicked out of class by a substitute teacher after asking for his work to be put on a laptop rather than on paper.
Blind man says he was kicked out of gym for 'staring' at woman

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