Blind Man Suing County For False Arrest

 by Kevin Burton    A legally blind Florida man who was falsely arrested Oct. 31 just for carrying his cane is filing a suit against the local government.    James Hodges was stopped for questioning, then arrested after Columbia County Sheriff’s deputies mistook a folded cane he was carrying in his back pocket, for a …

Blind Man Arrested For Wrong “Crime”

by Kevin Burton    Blind people: use your canes!    Or else, say police in Columbia County, Florida.    Two Sheriff’s deputies have been suspended after they arrested 61-year-old James Hodges for “resisting arrest.”   Hodges, who is legally blind was carrying a folded cane in his back pocket. One of the deputies mistook the cane …

The Sky’s The Limit For Blind Pilot

by Kevin Burton    Last month a blind woman flew a small airplane across the country. That’s a story you want to read about, right?     OK, here it is, short version:   Kaiya Armstrong, a 22-year-old Arizona woman who can see only a few inches in front of her face, flew a two-seater Cessna …

Blind Rock Climber Has Life In Focus

by Kevin Burton    After seeing one too many stories about blindness that was full of stereotypes and stupidity, I started a conversation.      I wrote about how my time as a newsman who happens to be legally blind made me sensitive to misconceptions about blindness that seep into society through the pages of …