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A few years ago, we read a quote from disability advocate @HWatkins927 that we think of often: "Black disability history is part of Black history which is American history.” Black History Month is a good time - but should not be the only time - to reflect on the intersections of race and disability over time, and how so many "dynamic history makers" keep moving the conversation forward. #BlindNewWorld

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#Repost @VilissaThompson: "My energy every day, but especially during February."

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Image: Screenshot of a tweet from disability rights advocate Vilissa Thompson that reads: "Good morning and happy #BlackHistoryMonth! Remember that many of the dynamic history makers we speak of are/were disabled. We've been here and will not be ignored."

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#TheMoreYouKnow #BlackHistory #DisabilityHistory #BlackDisabledLivesMatter #BlackLivesMatter #BlackDisabledAndProud #BlackAndDisabled #BlackAndBlind #DisabilityAdvocate #DisabilityRights #DisabilityPride #DisabilityIsNotInability #blind #blindness #VisuallyImpaired #VisualImpairment #LowVision #VisionLoss #SightLoss #LegallyBlind #MondayMood #MondayMotivation
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Congratulations to our friend, recording artist and disability advocate Lachi, who will be walking the Grammys red carper this weekend, white cane proudly in hand! 🦯📸 (And check out the link her bio for information about the accessibility measures that will be in place for the broadcast!) #BlindNewWorld
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#Repost @LachiMusic: "EXCITED TO ANNOUNCE, I’ll be walking the Grammys red carpet during the official pre-show on live.Grammy.com on Grammy night Feb 5th! 🎉

I’ll be on the carpet around 5p ET. Would so love if you tuned in! I'm bringing WHOLE blind girl/cane realness! (More on RAMPDs partnership with the Recording Academy in bio)

RAMPD is an official partner on accessibility for the big night! Working with @LavantConsulting and @DescriptiveVideo we've got #AD and #ASL for the pre-show, as well as production crew consultation 👑! (More on accessibility measures in bio). Two black disabled women leaders running the joint! So please spread the word and tune in to the pre-show early on Feb 5th at live.grammy.com ! 🎉

DRESS: @NaeemKhanNYC
Styling; @NovaOcto "
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Image: Lachi, a Black woman wearing her hair in long braids that cascade past her shoulder, looks glamorous, smiling in a shimmery silvery-blue formal dress and dangly earrings. In her left hand, she's holding her mobility cane, which is a different shade of sparkly blue.
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#Grammys #GrammyAwards #StrongWomen #representation #RepresentationMatters #AudioDescription #accessibility #AccessibilityMatters #WhiteCane #MobilityCane #DisabilityIsNotInability #DisabilityNotInability #DisabilityPride #DisabilityRights #DisabilityAdvocate #BlackAndBlind #BlackWomenInBusiness #blind #blindness #VisualImpairment #VisuallyImpaired #LowVision #VisionLoss #SightLoss #LegallyBlind #WeekendVibes
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As we watched the "MrBeast cured blindness" story unfold online we had... thoughts... on ableism, accessibility, intentions and the importance of authenticity. In the post at BlindNewWorld.org (link in bio), we lay it all out. Let us know what you think. ⬇️ #BlindNewWorld

Image: In the thumbnail from his now-infamous video, YouTuber MrBeast stands smiling with his arm around a young boy who has bandages wrapped around his head and tears coming out of his eyes. Superimposed over their photos is a large red X and an emoji of a woman doing the "facepalm" gesture. Text above the photo reads, "MrBeast, Welcome to the BlindNewWorld (Read our response to the video at BlindNewWorld.org)" The BlindNewWorld logo is at the bottom right of the graphic.
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#MrBeast #YouTuber #KnowBetterDoBetter #DoBetter #TheMoreYouKnow #BlindnessIsASpectrum #AbleismIsTrash #ableism #InspirationPorn #accessibility #AccessibilityMatters #a11y #DisabilityIsNotInability #DisabilityNotInability #DisabilityLife #DisabledAndProud #DisabilityRights #DisabilityAdvocate #BlindNotBroken #blind #blindness #VisuallyImpaired #VisualImpairment #LowVision #VisionLoss #SightLoss #LegallyBlind #MidweekMood #MidweekMotivation
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Blindness is a spectrum - and on that spectrum are people of all ages and abilities. There's no one way to be blind. #BlindNewWorld
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#Repost @RNIB: "A common misconception about sight loss is that it's something that happens to older people. But this isn't true - 21% of blind and partially sighted people are under 64 years old.

Understanding sight loss is crucial for us to break down barriers. Find out more by following the See The Person link in our bio. #SeeThePerson"
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Image: White text on a pink background reads, "Blind people can be young too."
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#TheMoreYouKnow #KnowBetterDoBetter #mythbusters #mythbusting #AbleismIsTrash #DisabilityAwareness #DisabilityPride #DisabilityIsNotInability #DisabilityNotInability #BlindPeopleUsePhones #BlindLife #BlindNotBroken #blind #blindness #VisuallyImpaired #VisualImpairment #LowVision #VisionLoss #SightLoss #LegallyBlind #MondayMood #MondayMotivation
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#MyBlindStory

What’s your story?

Personal stories about living with blindness are at the foundation of the #BlindNewWorld community. On our #MyBlindStory blog, we celebrate each other’s triumphs, stand alongside folks who are struggling and always — always — advocate for accessibility and inclusion at home, at work and in the community.

So, who are you? And what’s your story?

#BlindNewWorld on Twitter

The @WashingtonPost recently hired @HSForeman as the publication's first-ever #accessibility engineer, whose job it will be to ensure that everyone has access to the news - including people with #disabilities. #BlindNewWorld https://www.niemanlab.org/2023/02/meet-the-first-ever-accessibility-engineer-at-the-washington-post/

A Korean startup is working on a wearable device that they claim could eventually replace #GuideDogs. We think we'll always prefer the pups - how about you? 🦮 #BlindNewWorld https://techcrunch.com/2023/01/07/ai-guided/

#CVI is the leading cause of childhood #blindness - but it's still widely misunderstood and frequently misdiagnosed. In this piece for @CogWBUR, one mom discusses why the proper diagnosis was life-changing for her son and their family. #BlindNewWorld https://www.wbur.org/cognoscenti/2023/02/02/cvi-cortical-visual-impairment-parent-advocacy-rachel-bennett

🚮 #AbleismIsTrash

#Ableist comments and “jokes” run rampant throughout the video. These disparaging comments are gross and inappropriate – no matter how much money you’re throwing at people.

https://blindnewworld.org/mrbeast-welcome-to-the-blindnewworld/

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