Belfast Telegraph

Monday 20 October 2014

Blind children joke deplorable

Rnib NI and Angel Eyes NI, two charities which support families of children who are blind, or partially-sighted, were stunned and disappointed by the inappropriate, discriminatory comments that were made by Billy Weir about very young children with a visual impairment (Sport, June 21).

To use the subject of children with a disability in this way for entertainment value is both shocking and deplorable.

Not only is it offensive to make a joke of the issue, it also shows a total lack of awareness of the children we support.

Why would a blind child be using a colouring book, when they would be unable to see it, nor would they be aware of colours?

DAVID GALLOWAY (RNIB NI) and

MAXINE MAUGER (ANGEL EYES NI)

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