I need an article that has people that believe blind people can't live ordinary lives.
Pamela A. Almon's "Mass Transportation Operators' Beliefs About Visual Impairment" in Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness; Jan2001, Vol. 95 Issue 1, p. 5, investigated 171 mass transit operators'beliefs about blindness and the factors that may influence their beliefs.
Jason and Sheri Wells-Jensen and Gabrielle Belknap have studied how casual exposure to braille (a form of writing for the visually impaired) affects sighted people's attitudes towards blindness. The article is published in Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness; Mar2005, Vol. 99 Issue 3, p133-140.
The title of this article speaks for itself: "In the Darkness There Can Be Light: A Family's Adaptation to a Child's Blindness" by Alissa A. Ulster and Beverley J. Antle in Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness; Apr2005, Vol. 99 Issue 4, p209-218
The article "Folklore of blindness" by A. Wagner-Lampl and G. W. Oliver in the Journal of Visual Impairment & Blindness Vol. 88 Issue 3 (May/June 1994) discusses the influence of folklore on an individual's adaptation to the loss of sight: misconceptions and beliefs based on ancient myths about blindness as a punishment.
Kenneth Jernigan's "Blindness: Is the public against us?" is about percieved prejudice and misconceptions of sighted people towards blind. One example mentioned in the speech is a claim that blind people do not smoke as much as the sighted; this claim was used as an argument for another claim - that smoking is a visual thing. This speech was published in 1975 Vital Speeches of the Day, Vol. 41 Issue 21.
Via Google search engine I also found a BIBLIOGRAPHY on DISABILITY AWARENESS AND CHANGING ATTITUDES
by the Congress library, at the website of Rochester Institute of Technology: http://www.rit.edu/~easi/pubs/ezbib2.htm