It’s time to change the way the world sees. Join BlindNewWorld, the first-ever blind awareness social change campaign, and help us create a kinder, more inclusive world for people who are blind.
Sponsored by Perkins, BlindNewWorld is tackling the sighted population’s misperceptions about blindness and revealing the limitless potential and capability the blind population holds. But we need your help. Visit BlindNewWorld.org today to watch videos, read stories and get tips about inclusion. You can also share your own story and photo using #BlindNewWorld on Facebook, Twitter and Instagram. Together, we can demystify blindness and spread the word about why inclusion matters.
Breaking down the barriers to inclusion
Education alone is not enough for students with blindness to succeed in the real world. Perkins conducted a study that revealed four main barriers to inclusion: discomfort, stigma, pity and fear. Read our ebook about America’s Blind Spot to learn more, and check out our infographic to view the results. The message is clear: as long as the sighted population holds on to misperceptions about blindness, the more it will miss out.