Sunday, July 4, 2010

Martha's Vineyard and "impairment"

Funny, reading a post yesterday about the historical Martha's Vineyard population and ensuing mass bilingualism on the island reminded me of a quote a read a while back: "I am not impaired by my hearing loss. I am impaired by my environment."

It rings so true. If everyone were bilingual, there would be no thoughts of "impairments" and "disabilities".