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if the world saw blindness as a competitive edge in school and employment. In
this session you'll learn how changing the world's current bias against
blindness starts with you. Kristin Smedley will share how her blind sons beat
the negative bias and created the lives of their dreams ‐
and how their success without sight is repeatable.
Learning Objectives: At the end of this session, participants will:
1. See how the skills of succeeding without sight enable a person that is blind/VI to have an advantage over sighted colleagues/peers.
2. Understand the reasons the bias against blindness is causing the $31.7 Billion impact on the US economy.
3. Have a new perspective of how the IEP and Reasonable Accommodation are crucial to succeeding without sight.
4. Hear real stories of real application of blindness as a competitive edge.
This session was presented on October 27, 2022 by Kristin Smedley