Speed dating disabled people
“Yes, blind people do care about physical things, and yes, we are sexual beings.
Very much so,” Nefertiti Matos says through a laugh in the opening scene of the documentary, Blind Date.
So, with these high numbers, filmmakers, Nicole Ellis and Maya Albanese, first set out to tap into this underexposed topic—what is it really like to navigate online dating when you’re blind?
Dating websites, which are by nature visual platforms, add an inherent level of complication for blind or visually impaired users.
The slurs become more rampant when they try to socialise with people, make friends, and/or get into a relationship.
There are over seven million Americans living with vision loss, and one in five Americans have used online dating.We can see how very outdated and silly the stigmas around disability and dating truly are.These three 20 and 30 something’s show us that blind people flirt, go on dates, fall in and out of love, get married, and have children, just like anyone else.While there can be an added layer of difficulty when living with a disability, this whole dating thing is something we can all relate to.“A lot of people asexualize people with disabilities, which is like taking them out of the running before they even get a seat at the table, and that's wrong,” Ellis said.