Is the Church Turning a Blind Eye toward the Visually Impaired?

March 2018 - Cover Story
by Tracy Spittle

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March 2018 - Cover Story

Beep. Beep. Beep. There goes the alarm clock. I snuggle deeper into the covers, putting off the moment I know is coming, but it’s inevitable. Ready or not, it’s time to get up.

Then I remember that today is Sunday, and my husband, Thom, and I are planning to visit a new church this morning. Flinging the covers back, I swing my legs over the side of the bed. We’re excited to try this church. It’s in our neighborhood, so transportation cost to get back and forth won’t be bad. It isn’t long before we’re dressed and waiting for our Uber driver to arrive.

As we make our way into the church, a cheerful “Good morning,” greets us. Someone presses a bulletin into my hand. We return the greeting as I tuck the paper into my purse. I won’t be able to use it here, but I’ll scan it at home to see what information it contains.

The same cheerful voice offers us a seat on the back row. This is not our preference, but we choose not to protest as we hear others coming in behind us.

Soon the service begins. Someone recaps highlights from the previous week and makes reference to upcoming events. “See the bulletin for a comprehensive list,” he says.

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