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Close Your Eyes

Posted on Tuesday, October 9, 2018 at 1:00 am

Close Your Eyes for White Cane Day – New Vision for Independence, serving people with visual impairment in Lake and Sumter Counties and The Villages retirement community, invites you to our annual Close Your Eyes event in celebration of national White Cane Safety Day.
During this eye-opening hour, you will briefly don a blindfold and acquire first-hand knowledge of the abilities of our neighbors who are blind or visually impaired.
Attendees will be taught how to be a safe human guide and then you will be paired up (so bring a friend or co-worker along!). One person on each team will be blindfolded and assignments will be given to complete a task with no vision, then you switch places. Teams will be expected to walk to various locations nearby within 4-5 blocks. Shoes for safe, comfortable walking a must!
We have three events to choose from for your convenience: Oct. 15 in The Villages, Oct. 17 in Clermont, and Oct. 18 in Leesburg. All events start at 10 a.m. and wrap up at 11:15. This is a great way to learn more about your visually impaired friends, neighbors, and customers. If you are visually impaired, this is a great experience for your loved ones. We hope to see you there!
PRE-REGISTRATION REQUIRED—SPACE LIMITED! RSVP by Oct. 10 online or to Shelly at sgerig@newvisionfl.org