The Power of Inclusive Design: How the History, Myths, and Ideas about Blindness Have Shaped Art, Culture, and Our World

As part of ACT’s ongoing commitment to Diversity, Equity, Inclusion & Accessibility (DEIA), the Center for Equity in Learning regularly invites leaders, experts, and practitioners to share knowledge and insights as part of ACT’s Equity Speakers Series. To advance this conversation we are pleased to invite Dr. M. Leona Godin, an accomplished writer, performer, educator, and editor, to join us as our upcoming featured guest speaker. For those interested in learning more about the unique experience of blindness and who seek to become a more supportive ally, advocate, and champion for inclusive design, make sure to join us for an inspiring conversation with Dr. Godin. This virtual event promises to be a rich conversation about how art, accessibility, technology, and disability intersect to create spaces that unravel and challenge our notions of visually impaired and blind people. Dr. Godin will unpack the history, myths, and ideas about blindness and challenge many presumptions embedded in our “ocularcentric” culture – themes also explored in her book, “There Plant Eyes: A Personal and Cultural History of Blindness”.