Coming up on Mosen at Large 216, we’re making headway on ableist language, and the President-elect of AER, Mark Richert

Kia ora Mosen at Largers. Here’s what’s coming up in our next two-hour show that’s got the blind community talking.

Slowly but surely, ableist language is becoming less acceptable. This week, I have a wonderful advocacy experience to relate involving calling it out and being heard.

Most of this week’s podcast is taken up with an interview that you’ll enjoy if you like to think about the quality and nature of blindness-related services we receive, and who has the moral authority to advocate on behalf of blind people. I’m speaking with Mark Richert, the President-elect of The Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired, which mercifully is usually abbreviated to AER. As well as a very lively discussion around blindness rehabilitation, particularly the sighted professionals who sometimes think they know our needs better than we do, we have an important discussion about depression, and how it isn’t talked about enough in the blind community. Mark candidly shares his own experiences.

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