Living With BlindnessAccording to the Centers for Disease Control and Prevention, more than 3.4 million Americans 40 years and older are blind or visually impaired. While blindness and vision loss are prevalent in the United States, it's difficult for most sighted people to grasp what it's like living with blindness fully. In fact, there are many misconceptions that sighted people harbor about living with blindness. Mark Riccobono, the president of the National Federation of the Blind, would like those who do not live with vision loss to understand about engaging with blind people:
"Rather than making assumptions, engage with blind people like you would anybody else. Show curiosity about them. And if you want to know if there's something they need, ask them and don't assume."
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