Spreading Awareness: Members of the Blind Community Reach Out to the Public

By: Lindsay Housaman Email
By: Lindsay Housaman Email

Blind community members were out at Walmart on North Avenue as part of White Cane Awareness Day.

Different members of a local group, Out of Sight, along with employees from the Division of Vocational Awareness Rehabilitation Office, made it their goal for a day to inform the public about being blind and how the blind face day to day challenges.

There were demonstrations of how to use a white cane, working with a guide dog, how to walk with a blind person and more.

Grand Valley residents who came out to learn more say it was a great way to educate the community, "I think it's great they're here for other people. I think it's important the entire community knows how other people live their lives, to be more considerate."

The website for the Division of Vocational Rehabilitation office: http://www.cdhs.state.co.us/dvr/.

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  • by Carol Location: Grand Junction on Oct 15, 2007 at 09:27 PM
    Thanks for the story, Lindsey (and including Vocational Rehab!)
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