A summary about how we were established, what we do, what we've accomplished, and where we are headed.
Who We Are
World Access for the Blind is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit organization that facilitates the self-directed achievement of people with all forms of blindness, and increases public awareness about the strengths and capabilities of blind people.
World Access for the Blind supports the idea that blindness is not as disabling as is commonly believed. Barriers to functioning associated with blindness arise more from poor interaction between blind people and society than from intrinsic deficiency. We characterize blindness as a condition of life style with specific challenges requiring a strong capacity to adapt. Blindness should not deny access to all the experiences and opportunities of the WORLD. In this spirit we proceed with two convictions:
What we aim to accomplish.
How we delineate the challenges faced by blind people, and how we aim to help blind people face them.
This powerful, 25 minute video highlights some of the activities, goals, and accomplishments of World Access for the Blind in its first two years in operation. It features explanations and demonstrations of sonic and ultrasonic echolocation. It is targeted to helping blind and sighted people see our world in a new light.
This documentary is an excellent overview of our work, showcasing our instructional and recreational programs.
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