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Enable the blind

BlindNewWorld, a campaign that launched Thursday, is designed to inspire the public to recognize the social, professional, and intellectual capabilities of people who are blind. Many people hold biases that those who are blind cannot lead independent, fulfilling lives. Such myths stem from a lack of understanding and contact with the blind community.

BlindNewWorld reveals the realities of today's highly capable blind population and provides simple actions that everyone can take to include their blind neighbors in the sighted world. For information, go to blindnewworld.org.

|Charles E. Young, president,

Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired, Winnetka, Ill., response@hadley.edu