BCHS Community Problem Solving Team Presents at Board Meeting
This year, the BCHS Community Problem Solving Team is implementing a project to make the high school American with Disabilities Act compliant with the ultimate goal of making BCHS a more inclusive, accessible place for all students. The white cane is an important symbol of blindness and a tool of independence. White Cane Awareness Day is a national, annual observance in the United States. Celebrated on October 15th each year, it is a day dedicated to recognizing and honoring the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired. White Cane Awareness Day is also one way of emphasizing the critical role that this tool plays in living the lives the blind and visually impaired want and informing the public about its true significance. On this day, BCHS students who pre-registered to attend the event will participate in the walk on the Football field during 6th and 7th periods. A select small group of community members, including Travis Freeman, will also be invited to participate in our walk.
The money raised by this project will be used to purchase Braille door signs, tactile signs for a tactile
map, tactile strips for the tops of stairwells, and reflective strips on the stairs. The money left after purchasing these items for the school would be donated to Kentucky School for the Blind Charitable Foundation. This is a foundation that has donated Braille writers and other accessibility tools for our students with visual impairments. KYSBCF also provides our VI students opportunities to connect with others in the Kentucky VI community.
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