Blind bags, blind people eyes and blind justice all have their roots in the blind.
For years, blind owners have been warning about the problem of blinding a blind person.
In 2011, then-candidate Bernie Sanders, then the Democratic presidential nominee, proposed a bill to provide federal funds for blind bags.
He wanted blind bags to be made available for blind people to wear, but they were initially rejected because of the risk of blindness.
In 2018, Sanders was endorsed by the American Federation of the Blind, which has since come out in support of blind bags as well.
In the years since then, blind bags have been added to a growing list of products that have come under fire from advocates and lawmakers alike.
In 2016, the United States Senate passed a bill that would allow blind bags on airlines.
The bill, which passed the Senate in March 2018, was also signed by President Donald Trump.
While the bill didn’t make it to the President’s desk, it was quickly passed by Congress and signed into law by Trump.
Now, blind bag makers say they’re not worried about any backlash from the Trump administration.
“It is clear that we are in a different place than we were just a year ago,” said Mark Williams, executive director of the National Federation of Blind and Vision Society, which advocates for blind and vision-impaired Americans.
“I think we’re in a better place than when we left office,” he said.
“There is a sense of optimism about what we’re trying to do.”
But some blind and visual advocates aren’t convinced.
“The problem of blinds is real,” said Mike DeAngelis, president of the Sight and Hearing Association, a national group that advocates for the blind and visually impaired.
“People are dying every day.”
Blinds and vision products have come a long way since the early 1980s, when a study by the National Institute of Blindness and Visualism found that a majority of Americans would rather have a blind-friendly product than a blind one.
In fact, the study found that blindness was now the most common disability among Americans of all ages, with more than a quarter of all Americans experiencing the condition.
“We are at a crossroads,” said DeAngeles.
“Can we continue to put blinds on airplanes and other places, or can we change the industry and create a marketplace for blind products?
I think we can.”
DeAngelese said that as long as blind bags remain the only way to go, consumers will continue to suffer.
“This industry is in a state of crisis, because it’s a very niche market,” he told The Huffington Post.
“They don’t sell as well as they used to.
They’re more expensive, and they’re more dangerous.”
Deangelis said he believes that blind bags will ultimately disappear, but that it won’t be for lack of trying.
“As long as we continue on with this, the industry will be left behind,” he added.
“But we’re not going to let that happen, so we’re going to continue to look for solutions.”
As for why blind bags aren’t the norm anymore, DeAngelises answer might be that they aren’t very good.
“You have to be a little bit crazy to think that a blind bag is going to work on a plane,” he laughed.
“If I were a blind man and a blind woman, I would have to take a bag with me every day because of what I can see.”
For more on the blind bag industry, check out our previous story: How to Get a Blind Bag for Free at Home.