What an amazing event. A huge thank you to RoKC Olathe for hosting us and to everyone who came out!
So many amazing people attended and had the opportunity to experience blind climbing and a blind whiskey tasting. This led to beautiful conversations about how those who are blind manage their day to day, about Mac, the inspiration for Blind Spot who was born blind, blindness in general and how they have to learn without using sight.
This is exactly what Blind Spot it all about! Creating awareness and teaching others to be a good friend to those who are blind through understanding their world just a little bit better. Thank you all for supporting our mission!
If you attended, did the event have an impact on you? Tag us! #blindspotkc
Been in a situation where you saw someone who was obviously visually impaired and you wanted to help but didn't know what to do? Maybe they were walking towards you with a cane and you moved out of the way. Maybe there was someone trying to find their way, but you didn't want to offer help at the risk of being offensive. Or, maybe you've never even encountered anyone who is blind. We want to bring those with visual impairments out of our blind spots and into our view so we can help overturn the statistics listed above.
Our goal is to radically change the above statistics to improve the quality of life for those who are visually impaired. We want every individual to be afforded with the confidence, ability, and aptitude to achieve their dreams, regardless of their ability to see.
Blind Spot is creating a movement, a movement where we lean in and understand what it is like to experience the world without vision. If we partner with the visually impaired, we can learn so much from them as well as remove barriers for the visually impaired to dream big and achieve great things!
We need members of the community, like you, to help create a wave of understanding and support for the visually impaired. Let's bring our abilities and passions together to create real and lasting change.
We had a lunch event on November 4th and it was amazing. Your support was unreal and we are so excited to begin planning the work of Blind Spot!
Hoby Wedler was our keynote speaker and the video of his talk is recorded and posted to our Facebook page. Please check it out!!
More information will follow after the event on how to get involved and what upcoming events look like. Stay tuned!
To create a language of inclusion and provide the visually impaired with the necessary exposures to help them reach their highest potential alongside their sighted peers. Simultaneously, teaching those with sight to learn to be advocates for those who are visually impaired.
We create experiences that allow the sighted to gain a glimpse of what it is like to be blind. We believe this creates an innate empathy
and a foundation to build on that will lead to true connection with the visually impaired community.