[nfbwatlk] FW: Accessible World Classroom of the Air presents Traveling the World Without Sight July 20 , 2010
Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Mon Jul 12 09:40:21 CDT 2010
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Subject: Accessible World Classroom of the Air presents Traveling the World Without Sight July 20 , 2010
Ever wanted to just "get away" but didn't know how to go about arranging it? Ever wished you could lounge on a beach and sip a tropical drink, but worried about whether or not you'd be able to find your way back to your hotel room? Ever think that if you just had a sighted friend to travel with, you would love to go on an African Safari or visit the pyramids of Egypt? For those of us who are visually impaired, these luxuries and dreams are well within our reach.
Come and explore how you as a blind person can venture forth into the world of travel, either independently or with other visually impaired companions. Wendy David, author of the just released "Sites Unseen: Traveling the World Without Sight," will share her ideas and experiences on the next Classroom of the Air on Tuesday, July 20.
Wendy David is a totally blind Clinical Psychologist who works at the Veterans Administration in Seattle. When not at work, her passions include traveling, skiing, meeting new people, and visiting distant places. She and her blind partner Larry have traveled together with and without their dog guides to Europe, Hawaii, South America, and more. In her book, she describes the process she uses to arrange for safe and fun travels and gives you many things to consider when you're first impulse might be to say, "I don't know if I can do that." "Successfully traveling the world without sight is not much different than traveling independently from your home to the grocery store when you can't see the items on the shelves," says David. "It's similar, but on a larger scale." This informal presentation will encourage group participation, sharing of ideas, questions, and observat! ions from the audience.We hope to see you there.
Presenter: Wendy David
Group Discussion Leaders
Ruth Ann Acosta,
Email: ruth1244 at gmail.com
E-mail: sdwells at us.ibm.com
Date: Tuesday, July 20, 2010
Time: 6:00 PM PDT, 7:00 PM MDT, 8:00 PM CDT, 9:00 PM EDT
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