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The Blind Side 25, Gretchen Good on disaster preparedness, Kayla Weathers on the blind in literature

The Blind Side 25, Gretchen Good on disaster preparedness, Kayla Weathers on the blind in literature

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You’re sound asleep, when you’re awakened by the ground shaking violently. Objects are falling off shelves, and your dog is terrified, as are you. Are you ready for a natural disaster, and what are the things blind people need to be prepared for in such an eventuality?
Jonathan Mosen speaks with Dr Gretchen Good of Massey University, who is part of a team that has completed research on the impact of the Christchurch earthquakes on some of the blind people who live through them. We discuss specific things you should be doing to prepare for a natural disaster.
We often hear stories of academic institutions making it difficult for blind people to pursue their studies, so it’s great to share a good news story. Kayla Weathers has graduated from Dalton State College in Georgia with a BA in English Literature. The College went that extra mile, and created a beautiful Braille diploma [...]

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