We are excited to share our next event! Justin Salas is a blind Paralympic climber who is coming to Kansas City to help us host our next community event. This will be such an awesome opportunity to learn about different abilities and adaptations to enhance inclusion while having fun and eating some delicious pizza!
Who: Anyone is welcome! Blind Spot Members are free; non-member $25
What: Blind Climbing Event + Apoge Pizza
Where: RoKC Olathe
When: Friday, July 21 @ 6pm
Why: Opportunities to learn more about others perspectives are invaluable experiences.
Members - check your email; Non-Members - purchase your tickets
Contact us if you have questions!
Event sponsored by Blind Spot Foundation.
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.
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 what will lead to true connection with the visually impaired community.