Wednesday, July 02, 2008

Marching for independence

Here's an article that appeared this afternoon on the Dallas Morning News Website.

1,000 blind people and supporters march through Dallas
02:58 PM CDT on Wednesday, July 2, 2008

By DAN X. McGRAW / The Dallas Morning News
Adam Rushfort’s white cane tapped against the pavement outside the American Airlines Center this morning as he navigated the street with other blind men and women from across the country.

Though the 28-year-old Utah man couldn’t see the crowd, he certainly could hear it. And he hopes others did as well.

“This is about independence,” Mr. Rushfort said, “independence for blind people in both literacy and job opportunities. We want to be heard.”

Nearly 1,000 blind people and supporters cheered and sang as they marched more than a mile from...

Read the rest of the story on the Dallas Morning News site. There is also a video clip there, although I couldn't get it to play.

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