BENEFITING: BLIND ENDEAVORS FOUNDATION
The 50 Schools / 50 States Campaign is a unique, immersive experience that is taken on the road to schools and institutions across America, informing and making more people aware of what adaptive athletics is all about. By sharing stories of adventure and exploration, we hope to inspire students and the public to approach their studies and work from a different perspective. We’re looking to raise more awareness about the adaptive world and how students can play a role on making future systems and technology more accessible for the disabled.
The schools we visit include:
- Schools for the Visually Impaired
- Schools for the Hearing Impaired
- Grade Schools
- High Schools
Presentations are given by an individual(s) that has overcome adversity. After the initial introduction, students are engaged with an in depth discussion regarding current and future designs of accessible and adaptive technologies. Adaptive equipment and accessible devices are brought into the classroom to give a hands on experience to students. Students are asked questions such as “How can accessible technology be improved?” and they are also encouraged to ask questions. After the discussion, students are provided with resources related to accessible and adaptive technology designs so they can stay involved beyond the classroom.