APL hosts a special showing of acclaimed documentary “Going Blind: Coming Out of the Dark About Vision Loss,” followed by a panel discussion, on Thursday, Oct. 24, from 11:30 am to 1:30 pm in the large auditorium of the Main Library. The program is free and open to the public.
“Going Blind” is an 80-minute documentary that chronicles Peabody Award-winning director Joseph Lovett’s search for answers about how to cope with his own vision loss caused by glaucoma. When doctors couldn’t tell him what he needed to know, he took to the streets and talked to people with guide dogs and canes to find out how they made the adjustment into the world of the blind. His subjects share their stories, and also teach him about new technologies, resources, and vision rehabilitation.
After the film, a panel of experts from the American Council of the Blind, Capital District Chapter, discuss the issue of vision loss and answer questions from the audience.
Attendees are encouraged to bring their own lunch; the library provides beverages. Certificates of attendance are also available.
The program is co-hosted by APL and the Northeastern Association of the Blind.
For more information, please call 427-4303.