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 people on this journey to each other – and have a heck of a lot of fun in the process!
REGISTRATION FOR THE 2021 SUMMIT IS CLOSED! Click the button below to purchase the recording of the entire summit.
Do any of these sound like YOU?
You see blindness as devastating.
You are scared for your or your child’s future.
You wonder what is even possible for a blind person to do.
You have lots of questions about living with blindness.
You wish you could meet and learn from others that have figured out how to live life on their terms with vision loss.
The Succeed Without Sight Summit introduces you to people that are thriving with blindness to hear their inspirational stories and reveal key strategies to their success.
It connects you to other families walking your walk and to resources you need to succeed without sight.
70% of blind adults are unemployed
70% of blind high school students do not graduate
Only 14% earn a Bachelor’s degree or higher.
Charlie Kramer, Life Coach, Singer/Songwriter, Retinitis Pigmentosa, Recently featured in USA Today
Eliana Mason, TEAM USA Paralympic Athlete (Goalball), Glaucoma, Recently competed in the Olympics in Tokyo
Olaya Landa-Vialard, Director American Printing House ConnectCenter
L.A. Williams, Vice President, Dealer Synergy, Music Producer, Blind
Dave Steel, aka The Blind Poet, Author, Speaker, Retinitis Pigmentosa
H. Eric Hartman, The Blind Traveler, NonProfit Executive, Choroideremia
The Summit is hosted by Thriving Blind Academy, a joint effort of Kristin Smedley (Speaker, Best Selling Author and Mom of two blind sons) and Charlie Collins (Speaker, Author, Entreprenuer with Retinitis Pigmentosa).
The mission of the Thriving Blind Academy is to equip people and families living with blindness and low vision to thrive. It is the connection for those experiencing sight loss to the resources they need to live purposeful lives on their terms.
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. Learn more about TBA here.
-Ron Brooks, TBA Mentor, Succeed Without Sight Summit Speaker