Ragged Edge Online Home

The Yellow Sign

Chava Wilig Levy, a magazine writer who lives in New York, writes in her blog Talking to Myself,

Over one of our Sabbath meals, our daughter casually remarked that a new sign had been installed several yards away from our home. Rectangular and yellow with black letters, it read, "Blind Person Area."

Many of you know that my husband Michael is blind. Thank God, he is exceptionally skilled at navigating all over the place with his cane. Hey, after living in Manhattan for 30-odd years, he ought to be!

Both Michael and I were at best surprised and at worst stunned by this piece of news.

Her The Yellow Sign blog entry chronicles the reactions the couple have to the sign:

* Who arranged to have this sign put up - our neighbors, our friends or total strangers?

* Who chose the wording?

* Why were we not included in this decision?

* Do we have the right to insist that the sign be removed?

"Michael and I have decided to fight this intrusion on our civil rights," she writes in her second blog entry about it. Find out what they're doing at The Yellow Sign, Part 2.

Bookmark the Talking to Myself blog to keep up with the Yellow Sign saga.


who makes the decision to put these up in the first place? in our little midwest town,there is a sign on a quiet street nearby that says "Deaf Child At Play",and we have always wondered about it-we rarely ever see any kids on that street anyway. and why put a sign up for that particular disablity? and why for one child,when there are many around here with other disabilities that would make it equally difficult for them to notice or evade cars? on the surface it seems kind,but is it really? i don't know....

Post comment:

(All entries are checked for inappropriate content before they appear on the site. Thanks for waiting.)