“There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more.” (R.M. Hensel)
This past Friday I attended the CSUN assistive technology conference in San Diego with my dad. This is an event geared towards people with visual impairments, put on each year around this time. I hadn’t been in a couple of years, and was looking forward to seeing the exhibits and discovering what new technology and devices were out.
As we navigated among the numerous venders and technology exhibits, I was struck by the incredible and beautiful diversity of the blind community. No matter if you have a visible disability or not, each and every one of us has unique and amazing abilities.
It wasn’t the fascinating new technical devices that I noticed the most, but instead the talented and skilled visual impaired individuals who were demonstrating them.
This quote says it perfectly, “There is no greater disability in society than the inability to see a person as more” (R.M. Hensel).
There is no one on this earth who doesn’t have some kind of disability, whether invisible to the casual observer or readily apparent. This is part what makes each of us human and unique. You are not disabled but rather, differently abled. You are more!
As you acknowledge your unique abilities, be encouraged in also knowing that the best is yet to come!