Why You Should Meet More Blind People
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Ask Mark Riccobono for one piece of advice, he will reliably say: meet blind people. This isn’t about sight loss support groups or intensive training – it’s about finding people you respect, who you can laugh with, adventure with, and support you as you combat the many barriers to access that will inevitably come your way. In celebration of welcoming our first blindness organization (@NFB) onto Be My Eyes, we sat down with Mark to talk about everything from self driving cars to gene editing, and attacked that nagging question: what’s so bad about the word “blind”?

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