With videoToby Addison (21 years old) from Chichester, England, has been blind for five years, but that does not stop him from exercising, although it does not always go smoothly.
Addison tells on TikTok how he got kicked out of the gym. “I heard a woman asking someone if she liked the view, but I didn’t know who she was talking about,” says Toby.
Find out quickly. “Suddenly she asked again, but she was much closer to me.” Toby tries to explain that he is blind and shows his cane, but the woman does not want to hear it. “I finally called the manager and he didn’t want to believe me either. I just got fired.”
Addison was taken to the gym by a friend. He himself practices elsewhere. He realizes that women sometimes don’t feel comfortable in the gym. “It is sad that a small percentage of men exhibit unwanted behaviour. But it is also sad that awareness of disability is not good enough. And when you combine the two, situations like the ones you describe are more likely to occur.”
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