Originally Posted by RoseRodent
I think the idea is that if you became sighted then there would be more of a sense of what you have gained over what is lost. You don't have to learn a new language the way that Deaf people need to learn to speak English and hear English instead of ASL. Learning to drive is a relatively quick process over learning a language. There is not a huge cultural shift to move from blind world to sighted world, except in terms of events, reunions, clubs and societies, sports, etc.
On the other hand, Oliver Sacks doesn't see it that way. If a congetially/early blinded person gained sight, would they be able to interpret sight, the way a sighted person does?