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Science Fiction and Fantasy- enjoyed by young blind people?

I am writing a novel featuring 2 blind teenagers in the modern world. One uses his smart phone a lot and the other is better at Braille and reads books. I am interested in finding out what kind of books (Braille or Talking books) or radio plays and movies (with or without Video) Description are popular with young blind people. For example sighted teenagers these days love to watch japanese cartoons and Lord of the Rings movies. Would blind people read the book or watch the movie with VD.
Do blind people like to experiance movies or books about blind heroes like DareDevil or Zatoichi?

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I enjoy blind characters in my shows and movies. I watch Avitar, the Last Air bender, and my favorite character in that is Toff, the blind earth bender. I like her attitude.


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Really? That is interesting. I'd heard of the quintessential "Blind Swordsman" before, but didn't know what he was called. Very interesting indeed.

On a personal note, I couldn't ever stand subtitles. Even when my vision was better it still took me the better part of a minute to read anything.


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Zatoichi is a blind Japanese swordsman from film and TV that started in the 60s, unti labout the 90s. They recently released another movie back in 2003.

It also depends on their amount of vision. I have a friend who is fairly low vision, but prefers to watch anime in Japanese and read the subtitles. She just sits up really close.

She's a bit more interested in blind characters, but mostly to see how they are treated. Interesting characters are always better than characters that fit stereotypes a bit too much.


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Hi Ken. As for myself, when I was younger I read a lot more than I watched movies. In fact I still do. Personally I would usually favor a book over a film with visual discriptions, because it can detract from dialogue and it's often hard to acquire visual discription in the first place.
As for books and movies young blind people would like, what books and movies do young sighted people like? There shouldn't be any discrepancy. Heck, my vision is terrible and I've been a DBZ fan for almost a decade.
Finally, as for blind heroes, I'd probably say that they're slightly more interesting to me than sighted ones. Or at least the idea of them is. I used to be a fan of Daredevil until Ben Affleck got through with him and the constant jokes at school got to me. Keep in mind though, that doesn't mean that they are my favorite heroes. Give me Green Lantern, Spider-Man, or Batman over any two-bit partially sighted hero anyday.

Hope that helped you Ken. Now if you'll excuse me, I'm going to look up who on Earth Zatoichi is.


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