More and more people are experiencing blindness later in life due to an increase in diseases like diabetes. According to a recent study by Prevent Blindness America, the number of blind and visually impaired Americans will nearly double over the next twenty years.
Ayeshah Raftery is the Director of Development and Education for the Vermont Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Carol Eaton is their Adult Services Supervisor, who lost her sight midlife to type I diabetes.
VPR’s Jane Lindholm talks with them about the struggles faced by the non-seeing community.