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GROUP EXPERIENCE

A group of attendees sitting at a table wearing blindfolds attempting various tasksHow often do you think about the issue of blindness or vision loss?
Chances are if you or a family member are not directly affected by an eye condition that impairs your vision, you do not think about the issue much at all. But now that you are here and reading this, what questions or preconceived notions do you have about what it means to live with vision loss?

According to a recent study by the Perkins School for the Blind, advances in education and technology have greatly outpaced the lagging perceptions the sighted population holds regarding people who are blind. These misperceptions create four barriers to inclusion: discomfort, pity, fear and stigma.

A group experience at our programmatic and commercial facilities includes simulated activities under blindfold and enlightening demonstrations of assistive technology. The goal is to help you gain a better understanding of the work we do to break down these barriers and empower individuals to live full lives beyond the restrictions of vision loss. We are certain your thinking will be transformed and you will leave with more than you bargained for.
To schedule a group experience, please contact Ileah Vazquez at ivazquez@lighthousecfl.org, call (407)898-2483 x 235, or fill out the form below.
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