Going Blind Screens at the New York Statehouse
Assemblyman Richard Gottfried, Chair of the Assembly Health Committee, and Senator Kemp Hannon, Chair of the Senate Standing Committee on Health, invite you to a special screening, reception and panel of Going Blind: Coming out of the Dark about Vision Loss the acclaimed film by Peabody award winning director Joseph Lovett.
April 30, 5pm Room 104A, Legislative Office Building
Please select this link for directions: http://assembly.state.ny.us/directions/
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In Going Blind, filmmaker Joe Lovett, who is losing his vision to glaucoma, learns that blindness does not equal death as he meets six inspiring people who have learned the tools and techniques necessary to have a full life with vision loss. Going Blind screened last fall on Capitol Hill. The film has been scheduled for over 800 airings on public television channels across the country since September 2012.
At the New York Statehouse screening refreshments will be served, a condensed version of the film shown, and a panel discussion afterward will discuss the issues presented in the film. Joe Lovett will moderate.
The purpose of the evening is to create a greater awareness among legislators of the rarely discussed issues that impact the daily function of the blind and visually impaired. We also want legislators to be aware of the positive impact vision rehabilitation services, and developing technologies have upon keeping the blind and visually impaired successfully engaged in their lives and work.
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