Global Issues Speaker Series:
Sofia Pantel del Cueto, Abre Tus Ojos, Puerto Rico
On April 20, 2021, Sofia Pantel del Cueto, a visually impaired activist for the disability community in Puerto Rico, provided our Division with an amazing webinar. Click here: https://aerelearning.org/courses/29675 to:
- Learn, from a first-hand account, some of the strengths and challenges of people with visual impairments in Puerto Rico.
- Explore the difference in services provided in some states versus the Commonwealth of Puerto Rico.
- Learn about some of the organizations serving people with visual impairments in Puerto Rico.
- Open Q&A with the speaker on her personal and professional experiences as a blind young woman advocating for disability rights in Puerto Rico’s third sector.
Please click below to listen to an interview of a woman with a visual impairment in Italy, as she describes her experience with COVID 19.
Ada, 46, lives in Rome, Italy. She has glaucoma and is a long white cane user. She enjoys sailing and playing blind baseball (not to be confused with beep baseball).
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