It's Not Scary to be Blind: Walk With Me!
Monday, October 29 at 5:00pm. Meet between 5:00 and 5:15 (to allow for MAX schedule)
Notes: Meet at the fountain in the center of the park
By: Heather WilliamsIt's Walktober and Meet the Blind month! Members of the Rose City Chapter of the National Federation of the Blind of Oregon (NFBO) are leading a walk/discussion in Hollywood to educate others about navigating the city using alternative methods (such as a white cane or guide dog), and to discuss certain aspects of the pedestrian and public transportation infrastructure that are both helpful and possibly not so helpful for the blind and low vision. Also, we'd like to provide an opportunity to demonstrate some basic cane skills and non-photon dependant methods of travel, so you'll get a chance to be blindfolded and taught some basic cane skills (only if you wish). More than anything though, this walk will provide a good opportunity for discussion with several blind Portlanders who will encourage questions and answers related to blindness.
Meet at the fountain in the center of Holladay Park (by the NE 11th Ave MAX Station at Lloyd Center) between 5:00PM and 5:15PM. We will spend 15 or so minutes demonstrating basic cane skills in the park, then we will take the MAX to the Hollywood station (so be prepared to buy a Trimet pass), where we will then walk through Hollywood, ending at Moon and Sixpence to continue the conversation.