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VA Long Beach Healthcare System

 

Blind Rehab Center Open House

Photos of a person learning how to do pottery while wearing a blind fold.

Can you imagine yourself blind and making pottery? VA Long Beach’s Blind Rehabilitation Center invites you to simulate blindness or visual impairments and experience the world from a different point of view.

Friday, February 8, 2019

Can you imagine yourself blind and making pottery? How would you feel? How would you do it?

Would you be able to walk on a straight line if you could not see? Change a light bulb? Cook?

VA Long Beach’s Blind Rehabilitation Center (BRC) invites you to experience the world of blindness and visual impairment, and learn how it has been helping those without vision remain independent.

With proper training, blind and visually impaired individuals can perform most, if not all, our daily-life activities. 

During our BRC Open House, you will have the opportunity to wear google simulators or blind folds and walk the Center’s corridors with the help of a guide dog or a staff member.

You will also be able to make pottery without the help of your eyes, and check out the latest interactive assistive technologies.

Blind Veteran musicians will play, light refreshments will be served, and prizes will be drawn from a raffle at the end.

The Open House will take place on Thursday, March 7, 2019, from 10:30 a.m. to 2 p.m.

VA Long Beach’s BRC is located at 5901 East 7th Street, building 165, in Long Beach, California.

Photos of a person learning how to walk on a straight line while wearing a google simulator.

Can you imagine yourself without sight and walking on a straight line? VA Long Beach’s Blind Rehabilitation Center invites you to simulate blindness or visual impairments and experience the world from a different point of view.

Event is open to everyone.

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