Sighted students get to experience life with the lights out
Published: Friday, October 26, 2012
Updated: Friday, October 26, 2012 17:10
The Peer Educators will sponsor a disability awareness event 9 a.m.-1 p.m. Monday in the mall.
Peer Educators will be giving students a first-hand experience of being blind or having a physical disability.
Students will be blindfolded or placed in wheelchairs and asked to perform a routine action such as walking.
The event is an effort to raise awareness about the challenges disabled students must deal with everyday.
Peer educator Melodee Magallanez knows all too well what it is like to go from sighted to blind.
She was declared legally blind six years ago.
“Some people just don’t understand ... we're still the same we just do thing differently,” she said.