Disability Awareness Week gives "Insight" to Englewood Elementary students

Updated: Oct 19, 2018

October 16, 2018 - They may be visually impaired, but three very special volunteers from the Jacksonville Council of the Blind are helping Englewood Elementary students see how life's challenges can be overcome.

In honor of Disability History & Awareness Weeks (Oct. 1-14), the three guests sat down with the school's 1st grade students to discuss how they navigate through life despite their visual impairments.

The volunteers also had a chance to read braille books to the students such as "Oh the Places You Will Go" and "Green Eggs and Ham." Afterwards, students got a more hands-on experience with braille and even got their own sheets containing the braille alphabet.

Principal Dino Mullin said events like these help shed light on the concept of differences students may encounter among their peers, and also reminds the students to educate themselves on those differences rather than judge others.

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