[Nfbk] FW: Nickelodeon program about blind kids tomorrow

Melanie Peskoe mpeskoe at insightbb.com
Mon Jan 28 00:57:25 UTC 2013

This is very cool! I can’t wait to check it out with the kids.


From: Nfbk [mailto:nfbk-bounces at nfbnet.org] On Behalf Of Cathy Jackson
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2013 2:46 PM
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This is so cool. Take a minute to read.


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From: CO Parents of Blind Children [mailto:copobc at gmail.com] 
Sent: Sunday, January 27, 2013 8:44 AM
To: Colorado Parents of Blind Children
Subject: Nickelodeon TV program about blind kids tomorrow


Blind Kids Share Their Stories in Nick News with Linda Ellerbee "Out of Sight: How Blind Kids See the World"

Airing Monday, Jan. 28, at 8PM (ET/PT) on Nickelodeon 

NEW YORK, Jan. 23, 2013 — Kids describe what it's like to live without sight in the brand-new Nick News with Linda Ellerbee special, "Out of Sight: How Blind Kids See the World," premiering Monday, Jan. 28, at 8 p.m. ET/PT on Nickelodeon. They discuss the challenges and opportunities <http://www.afb.org/community.aspx?AnnouncementID=1371>  they face living in blindness. 

"There are actually people who will stay away from us or won't talk to us," says 15-year-old Alyssa of Colorado Springs, Colo. "I had a friend - we were really good friends - and after I went blind, he stopped coming around."

"Some people see my blindness as an easy target for bullying, for ridicule. You know, taking advantage of my blindness," says 14-year-old Chris of Baltimore, Md. 

The special discusses how many blind kids know more about what they can do than what they cannot and how they use technologies to help them navigate a "sighted" world. 

"Some people choose their clothes by using their vision," says 15-year-old Santiago of Hollister, Calif. "I use an application <http://www.afb.org/community.aspx?AnnouncementID=1371>  on my phone that tells me the color of my clothes." 

10-year-old Xin Ju says she sees being blind as an advantage. "I don't need to see something to believe in it. We use our hearts and our imaginations." 

"We've listened to what these kids tell us," says Ellerbee. "What they want sighted kids to know about them which is, in most cases, that they are just regular kids. But me, I think they're pretty special." 


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