The Perkins School for the Blind has created a new website for users to learn more about and gain better understanding of the blind experience with the online project Blind New World. The website provides examples and stories from members of the blind community concerning topics such as employment, education, guide dogs, and social inclusion. Users can view a variety of stories and videos highlighting issues as well as take a quiz to gage a person’s bias against individuals who are blind as well as receive information on how to create a more inclusive environment anywhere.
Blind New World also has an active presence in social media outlets including Facebook, Twitter, and Instagram. Their Facebook and Twitter pages update users on new material featured on their website as well as news stories that cover advancements in the blind community. Their Instagram page is another great user-contributed resource that includes photos submitted from both Blind New World and users with visual impairments to help showcase day-in-the-life activities of those with disabilities everywhere.
The website’s sponsor, the Perkins School for the Blind, has been a leading resource in providing educational resources as well as helping to make advancements for the visually impaired as the country’s first school for the blind. If you are looking for a resource to improve your awareness of the blind experience or are just interested in learning more about the issues and resources available to the blind community, Blind New World is a fantastic website to provide you with the information you need. Visit blindnewworld.org to check out the site.