Yes, London, I forgot about all the blind musicians. Although the article is based on direct experience. Given, much of it is in "third world" countries. Having a mass to pray for a blind baby's death? That is just chilling - and actually goes against the teachings of the Church.
I find this line The United States has one of the lowest rates of visual impairment in the world, and yet blindness is still among the most feared physical afflictions. Even in this country, the blind are perceived as a people apart.
London, I know people respect blind musicians - but this is sort of the "super crip" model,. If you are disabled and can prove you have some sort of genius, you are given a pass. Ordinnary disabled and blind people do not get that pass.