Welcome to the only global, virtual event of its kind ignites an entire community to come together to inspire action to change perceptions of blindness, arm those impacted by blindness with tools to thrive, connect industry leaders with the consumers that need their products – and have a heck of a lot of fun in the process!
The Succeed Without Sight Summit is an annual FREE virtual event held in November that brings together those that are thriving with blindness to share their inspirational stories and reveal key strategies to their success, and the families, individuals, and professionals that are looking for resources and role models to succeed without sight. At the first summit in 2020, seventeen countries were represented. 27 speakers ignited inspiration and action for more than 8 hours over 3 days! The most exciting facet of the summit is the Sponsorship component: All funds given in sponsorship for the summit go to the scholarship program for Thriving Blind Academy.
70% of blind adults are unemployed
70% of blind high school students do not graduate
Only 14% earn a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
These horrific statistics can be changed for the better, much better. With the right beliefs and perceptions about blindness combined with access to resources and mentors, those that are blind and visually impaired succeed in school and find employment, just like their sighted peers.
Thriving Blind Academy was created to be the connection for those experiencing sight loss to the resources they need to thrive. The mission of the Thriving Blind Academy is to guide all families experiencing vision loss to not just survive the diagnosis, but to thrive. The TBA membership program’ connects those experiencing vision loss, either themselves or their child/ family member, to tools, resources, mentors AND each other to inspire a Thriving Blind attitude AND provide weekly opportunities to connect and grow.
The Succeed Without Sight Summit is a FREE EVENT that supports scholarships for families and individuals to join Thriving Blind Academy.
While the Summit is one of the most inspirational and motivational events folks have ever experienced, the goal of it is to ignite families and individuals to take action to succeed without sight by joining the Thriving Blind Academy. Learn more about TBA here.
-Ron Brooks, TBA Mentor, Succeed Without Sight Summit Speaker