Nov 29, 2016
Wood Working is something that people have low expectations for the blind and probably think that it is too dangerous for their son/daughter or any person with limited or no vision to get involved with as a hobby or profession. Training centers across the states have proven that wood working can be done safely and successfully and require students to take the class not to actually become a carpenter but to challenge their clients to overcome a low expectation or fear and to teach transferable skills. Students may not go out and buy a table saw yet they will surely investigate a loose table leg or door handle because they will have the confidence and skills to believe that they can fix the problem.
LightHouse for the Blind and Visually Impaired has WoodWorking Classes several times a year so be sure to check their web site for the next opportunity. And if you happen to attend a Blindness Training Center and Wood Working is a class that is being offered, be sure to challenge yourself. You may just start looking into Woodworking to see if anyone else is doing it like David Albright did after losing his eye sight.
While at Enchanted Hills Camp David and Jeff took some time out in the wood shop to talk about David’s wood working and Fly Fishing passions.
You can find out more about Wood Working for the blind on the web.
Check out the programs at LightHouse for the Blind in San Fransisco on the web.
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