Line One: Being blind in Alaska

Many people believe that being blind means not being able to see at all. In reality, there are a range of vision issues that qualify a person for  assistance. The Alaska Center For The Blind And Visually Impaired discusses the myths and misconceptions about blindness, what life in Alaska is like for the visually impaired and the support and resources that are available.

Listen:

HOST: Prentiss Pemberton

GUESTS:

  • CB Brady, Executive Director, Alaska Center For The Blind And Visually Impaired
  • Nate Kile, Program Director & AT Specialist, Alaska Center For The Blind And Visually Impaired

LINKS/RESOURCES:

https://www.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/pmc/articles/PMC5820628/

https://www.letsenvision.com/blog/5-facts-about-blind-people-and-blindness

https://blog.easterseals.com/7-advantages-of-being-blind/

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Call 550-8433 (Anchorage) or 1-888-353-5752 (statewide) during the live broadcast (10–11 a.m.).

Send an email to lineone@alaskapublic.org before, during or after the live broadcast (e-mails may be read on air).

LIVE BROADCAST: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 10 a.m. AKDT
REPEAT BROADCAST: Wednesday, May 18, 2022, at 8 p.m. AKDT

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Adelyn Baxter is Alaska Public Media's program producer. Reach her at abaxter@alaskapublic.org.