[nfbwatlk] Read and Weep

Mike Freeman k7uij at panix.com
Thu Dec 2 04:51:31 UTC 2010

I find it highly ironic that the couple described below gives presentations on the "capabilities" of people with disabilities when they consented to have Extreme Home Makeover modify their house, given that their only disability is blindness.

Makes one ill and proves once again why we need NFB!

Mike Freeman

----- Original Message ----- 
From: Gaylen Floy 
To: wcb-l at wcbinfo.org 
Sent: Wednesday, December 01, 2010 12:27 PM
Subject: [Wcb-l] Another Extreme Makeover

The next episode of ABC's Extreme Makeover: Home Edition will feature the family of Andre and Jasmine Anderson on Sunday, December 5th. The family was selected as the recipient of a brand new home after sharing their personal story with the show's producers. Andre and Jasmine Anderson are both clients of Cleveland Sight Center and advocates for people with disabilities. Andre is currently doing his graduate-level internship in social work at Cleveland Sight Center, and Jasmine leads a low vision support group and does presentations to school-age children regarding persons with disabilities, communicating their many capabilities and helping to dispel misperceptions.

Host Ty Pennington, the design team, and Marous Brothers Construction created an extraordinary home for Andre, Jasmine, sons Jaison and Jahzion, and Andre's guide dog, Valentine. Cleveland Sight Center was pleased to be a resource regarding adaptations and assistive technology for the project.


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