This is a TED X talk by the CEO of the Perkins School For The Blind, Dave Power. We have a teacher who comes out from the Perkins school once a month to work with Rebecca. For folks who do not know, the Perkins School For The Blind is where one of the most well known advocates for deafblind people went to school, her name was Helen Keller. We are very fortunate to have access to this great school and the resources that they provide.
Dave Power says at 1:45 in the video that the world is not ready for them, and what he is saying is that there are too many visually impaired people in the world living in isolation simply because this world lacks accessibility. It’s hard to imagine in a country as technologically advanced as ours that a majority of the 6 million visually impaired people in the United States live in isolation. Although visual impairment is Rebecca’s reality, isolation will not be and if this world is still not ready for her when the time comes I will make sure she is ready for the world.