Anyone interested in what it’s like to be blind or who experiences sight impairment themselves will want to attend a discussion of accessibility and literacy for the sight-impaired, to be presented at the Central Branch of the Vancouver Public Library this coming Monday evening, September 12.

As part of our fall programming, we’ve organized a panel discussion entitled It Isn’t Easy to Read When You’re Blind, moderated by our current writer-in-residence Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall with the participation of blind author Ryan Knighton and Jacqui Bishop, a reader of books for the blind, as well as Shawn Marsolais, a visually impaired mother, medal-winning paralympic athlete, and founder of Blind Beginnings, working with sight-impaired children. “We seek to challenge the limits of what is deemed possible for blind and partially sighted children and to establish a strong foundation on which to build rich and fulfilling lives.”

It Isn’t Easy to Read When You’re Blind

When: Monday, September 12, 7:00 to 8:30pm
Where: Central Branch, Vancouver Public Library

Acclaimed sight-impaired author Ryan Knighton (CockeyedC’mon Papa), Jacqui Bishop, a reader of books for the blind, and Shawn Marsolais of Blind Beginnings speak with Kogawa House writer-in-residence Shaughnessy Bishop-Stall about literacy and accessibility of books for sight-impaired readers.

Panel discussion with Q and A to follow.

Free. Come early! This event will be popular and well-attended.

Presented in partnership with the Vancouver Public Library, Canada Council for the Arts, B.C. Arts Council, and Frank H. Hori Foundation.

More information at VPL Events.