Sight: The Story of Vision

Sight: The Story of Vision

Fri, 10/14/2016 - 9:00pm - 10:00pm

WXXI Reachout Radio, our 24-hour radio reading services for the visual impaired, is pleased to share the story of science, technology, medicine, and humanity of human vision. SIGHT: The Story of Vision tells stories of individuals who struggle with vision loss and blindness including, an Iraqi war veteran’s vision loss due to a traumatic brain injury and a woman who is losing both her sight and hearing yet, refuses to stop achieving her dreams. The film also presents the complexities of human vision and the exciting future that lays ahead with new technologies and medicine only imagined a few years ago. The program will air on WXXI-World Friday, October 14 at 9 p.m. and re-air on Wednesday, October 19th at 3 p.m.

SIGHT is part of Move to Include (movetoinclude.org), a project funded by the Golisano Foundation to build a more inclusive community and WXXI Veterans Connection (WXXI.org/veterans), an initiative is designed to help bridge military and veteran needs with community support and awareness. Stay tuned for details about a special outreach event around this program.

To learn more about WXXI Reachout Radio, visit: WXXI.org/reachout.

The film also celebrates the humanity that battles against the various eye health care crises that are taking place around the world. Learn about how this is "the first film to be broadcast with a color correction that is adapted for the vision of people with color blindness."

The film is supported by a iOS/Android Second Screen app that presents additional and expanded content associated with the film. There is also companion eBook in development. Both will be provided free to participating stations for distribution to their viewers.

Watch the Trailer:

Production Funding for SIGHT was provided in part by the following: Adlens, Alcon, Brien Holden Vision Institute Foundation, Carl Zeiss Vision International, CooperVision, Costa Dante Alighieri Society of Massachusetts, Essilor, Reade Fahs, Dr. David and Jacqueline Fleishman, Eric Fleishman, Dr. Robert and Marcia Fleishman, Dr. George and Rita Foster, Wayne Godlin, Luxottica, NA, The Ohio State University, OneSight Foundation, Opticians Association of America, Opticians Association of Massachusetts, Dave Sattler, The Vision Council and Vision Service Providers (VSP) and VOSH International.

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