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Blind community gathers for picnic social

By Christian Jennings - bio | email

ALBANY,  GA (WALB) - The sighted and the blind came together in Albany Saturday afternoon to learn from each other over lunch.

As part of National Disability Awareness Month the Region 10 committee on Blindness held a picnic social at Tift Park. Collie Robinson with Albany ARC is blind.

She says blind and visually impaired people often struggle socially. She says it's important for them learn to communicate well with both the blind and sighted.

"It is important that we have self esteem and learn to function with confidence. And this is one of the reasons why we gather in a group like this too," said Collie Robinson, Advocacy Resource Center.

She says blind people don't often have a chance to come together like this.  The Georgia Rehabilitation Association sponsored the event.


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