Blind Simulation presentations

With vision loss affecting over 27 million people in the U.S., VIA makes it our mission to help inform and educate the public about how people who are visually impaired can live and work independently. VIA’s blind simulation (commonly known as Lunch & Learn) helps educate and increase diversity awareness in the workplace. VIA shows the capability of people with all different abilities by giving others an interactive glimpse into someone who lives day to day without using their vision.

This is a fun way to engage your staff as well as incorporating diversity training which aligns with the growing emphasis on diversity, equity, and inclusion in corporate environments.

VIA staff presenting to a group of 50.

how does it work?

  • Minimum of 10 staff requested
  • VIA Staff will facilitate the simulation
  • Participants will be blindfolded and perform tasks:
    • Blindfolded Water Pour
    • iPhone and Adaptive Technology Demonstration
    • White Cane Travel
    • Try new phone aps such as Be My Eyes, Tap Tap See, Cash Reader & Seeing AI
    • and more!
  • Interactive B/VI trivia & prizes!
The presentation and simulation take approximately one hour.
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Renee DiFlavio
rdiflavio@viawny.org
716-888-4627