I'd call that a false pride. I do not know statistically how many people who learn and use braille when they lose sight later in life, but I think the numbers are low. To be able to pick up and read a physical book, to turn the pages, to be able to read without light, etc - well it was well worth every effort and persistence for years as I have found every day of my life since. This person you are talking about evidently had an element of focal vision, unless you can show that he was unable to read even large print at more than a single word at a time.Quote
where he refused to use braille even though he knew it.
Of course, but he could still do that. I can't, but it is only rarely that, when the computer goes wrong, I've had to have yet another course of anti-biotics, when the prospect of not being able to continue dancing with the same amount of energy as before all come at once, I do give in to a moment or so of self pity.Quote
He preferred to use what little sight he had, even if it meant holding a book up to his nose.
Stop thinking you know more about being blind than me!!
Oh, and by the way, people talking about the number of well-known people they know or are acquainted with has never impressed me in the way they think it should.