To commemorate the World Sight Day and White Cane Day, CODE F has planned a week of virtual/online activities from Sunday 10th to Saturday 16th October, 2021. The theme for this year is “Blindness is Not Our Weakness 4 : Defying the Odds Through Family Support”
The objectives of this event are:
- To promote a normal way of life among the blind and visually impaired
- To highlight the strides and achievements made thus far
- To educate and create the necessary awareness of the issues affecting persons who are blind and visually impaired.
This event will be streamed on Facebook, Zoom and Youtube. The group has successfully hosted Walkathons, Exhibitions and Cultural Shows in Point Fortin in 2018, 2019 and 2020 (at the Naparima Bowl), and will build on the successes of those events. This year however, due to the COVID-19 restrictions the event will take the form of :
(2) Educational Webinar on Eye Health
- Sunday 10th October – (1) A Prayer Service to open the week of activities
: Optometrists will give live lectures on eye care and eye health, cause of eye disease and much more. They will also answer questions from participants.
- Monday 11th October – Testimonials – Blind and Visually Impaired individuals will share their experiences of succeeding defying the odds of living with blindness through the support of their families.
- Tuesday 12th October – International Panel Discussion – Distinguished panellists all blind and visually impaired discuss blindness and how they overcome challenge to succeed at the highest level.
- Wednesday 13th October – Assistive Technologies Podcast . How blind and visually impaired persons cope suing assistive technologies and artificial intelligence to function in their everyday lives.
- Thursday 14th October – Group Activities Podcast – How the blind and visually impaired participate in sports, music, dance, culture etc.
- Friday 15th October –
- DJ Soundoff
- A review of CODE-F 202 Online Cultural Show.
- 6. Saturday 16th October – Gala Awards Ceremony – In recognition of blind and visually impaired person who have broken and excelled in fields of their sighted counterparts.