Blind black musicians, blind singers and blind doctors all face the same bleak future, and their voices will no doubt be heard in a deafening chorus.
But what is the problem with being deaf, or being a blind person, if it is the same as being a deaf person?
“I am not deaf or blind,” says musician and singer Aiyana Jones.
“The reason I am not blind is because of my brain, my ears.
If you are not deaf, it is because you are being controlled by your body.
If you are blind, it’s because you have not learnt how to control your body and how to read your surroundings.
There are no good answers for those who do not know how to learn.”
And so it is that the deaf and the blind have been living together on the same side of the world for more than 100 years.
I have had people ask me how I came to be deaf and blind, and they would never understand.
I think it’s very strange that we have been in this situation for so long.
And yet, in the world of music and performing, the truth is a little different.
It has always been a struggle for deaf people.
Many people, particularly in the deaf community, are afraid to accept their hearing as a part of their identity, especially when they have a condition.
That is because when they are born, they are labelled deaf and disabled.
When they turn 18, they can then become legally blind.
They can’t be in a room with others with hearing impairments.
We need to make the world understand that the blind and the deaf are not just different and different to each other, they have much in common.
The fact is that we are all human beings.
So, I think the deaf have a special place in our world.
Some people, especially in the UK, have been trying to change this by putting people with hearing disabilities on a national register of people with special needs.
Others have proposed putting the blind in special schools and in care homes.
Yet others are arguing that the current system is too restrictive.
Why do deaf and hearing people still have to be separated?
I think it is very important to remember that the UK is a very special place, but deaf people are just as special as anyone else.
They have different needs and we should treat them as such.
What I see is that this is the most common reason why deaf people have been treated differently from people who are deaf.
People in the United States, Australia and New Zealand have moved away from their heritage and have moved into a country with a more modernised economy.
In the UK there is a greater focus on multiculturalism, and the inclusion of deaf people in society has been growing in recent years.
It is not just about the deaf, but it’s also about the blind, deaf and hard of hearing.
The deaf have been here for centuries, but we need to remember why we came here in the first place.
These are the problems that we face, and we are not going to solve them by asking people to change their identities.
This is what makes deaf and deaf people so special.
Danish musician and musician Kristoffer Kessel has been performing as Blind Black for more and more years.
The blind are everywhere, but when it comes to being able to perform, they cannot be.
As Kristoffer said, “The blind, the deaf cannot perform, because we can only see.
A deaf person can only hear, but a blind or hard of hear person cannot perform.
All of us are all connected by the same blood, sweat and tears.
It is the deaf who cannot hear, the blind who cannot see, the hard of hears who cannot sing.”
He goes on to say: “I know that we will all die eventually.
It’s just the nature of the beast.
But we have to try and survive.”
Kristoffer has been touring with Blind Black in Denmark since 2012.
The festival is an international celebration of music, arts and culture.
It started as a project to showcase deaf musicians in Denmark and then spread to the UK.
The event has now expanded to include the UK and has seen blind and deaf performers performing in more countries around the world.
Kristoffer also tours across the world with Blind African, an international group of artists and performers from Africa, South America and Europe.
He has also played at the annual Festival of the Blind in Copenhagen.
Kristoff says he does not feel like a foreigner, and he doesn’t feel like he belongs in a different culture.
He says he feels like he has a home, a place to call his own.
He says: “You can be in Denmark for the whole of your life and not really feel the way you do.
You are just going through life as you normally do.
I can’t really do the same thing in different countries.