My theme for the 2021 Blogging from A to Z April Challenge is to give an overview of what it is like to be visually impaired and to address the misconceptions regarding those in the blind and visually impaired community.
Some people believe that people who are blind or visually impaired have super hearing or super scent or touch as if it were a superpower. This is not actually the case. It is possible that a lack of eyesight forces a person to focus more on what is around them so they are more aware of the smaller details that others with sight may not rely on.
I have low vision myself and I find I take in my surroundings by listening to everything rather than relying on my vision but I do not have any superpowers.
I just want to add one more thing: blind and visually impaired people are not superheroes just for taking a walk on their own or holding a job or for doing any other common task in life. We are just like any sighted person out there and want to be treated as so.
Well if I did have a superpower I would like to have the power to fly.
3 thoughts on “(X) X-Men? | Do Blind and Visually Impaired People have Superpowers? (#AToZChallenge 2021)”
The title made me chuckle! A shame you don’t have real superpowers – I would love to be able to fly too, or invisibility! 🙂
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I think it’s like any other human thing– if someone lifts a lot of weights with their arms, they’re going to have stronger arms. If someone focuses more on hearing, smelling, or tasting, that sense is going to be stronger than someone who doesn’t pay as much attention. Not a superpower, just more developed because of being used more. Your post is well-written and full of important insight.
I love letter X posts! Always such variety.
It’s hard to believe the blogging challenge is almost over for 2021. Then the after survey, reflections, and the road trip sign-up.
Plus, I’m taking part in the Bout of Books read-a-thon in May. So much excitement!
J Lenni Dorner~ Co-host of the #AtoZchallenge, OperationAwesome6 Debut Author Interviewer, Reference& Speculative Fiction Author
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