“The best way for a sighted person to know what a blind person can see, or not see, is to ask them.”
−What Blind People Wish Sighted People Knew About Blindness! by Harry Martin, 1996
World Sight Day is October 13, an annual day devoted to raising awareness about blindness and vision loss. All over the globe, rehab organizations, advocacy institutions, medical professionals and empowered individuals observe World Sight Day in a variety of creative and educational ways.
In support of this day, UCF is presenting the film Going Blind on October 13 with two showings, 10 a.m. and 2 p.m., in the Student Union, Cape Florida 316. UCF students who are either blind or going blind will participate on a panel for a Question & Answer Open Forum at 12-2 p.m. In addition, Central Florida representatives from the Lighthouse Central Florida, Division of Blind Services, Florida Reading and Vision Technology, Freedom Scientific and College Optical will be participating during that time.
The UCF Library and the College of Education has collaborated to dress glass showcases in support World Sight Day and to promote these UCF events.
The event is hosted by the Student Disability Services with support of the Student Development and Enrollment Services, Multicultural Student Center, Student Government Association, Recreation and Wellness Center along with numerous student volunteers.