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Local nonprofit advocates for those who are blind or visually impaired

Cyrus Habib folded walking cane
Elaine Thompson/AP
In this Wednesday, Feb. 20, 2013 photo, Rep. Cyrus Habib, D-Kirkland, holds his folded cane as he takes the arm of a legislative assistant as they leave a committee hearing in Olympia, Wash. (AP Photo/Elaine Thompson)

Eyesight not what it used to be? We all know that can make things like reading, shopping, or cooking difficult. Vision impairment affects millions of Americans, including more than 25,000 here in Hawaiʻi, according to the American Foundation for the Blind.

As part of Low Vision Awareness Month, we spotlight The Hawaii Association of the Blind, a local nonprofit that advocates for those who are blind and visually impaired in our state. HPR’s Dave Lawrence spoke with HAB member Tony Vega about its upcoming 55th Annual State Convention on March 5. The deadline to register to attend is Friday, Feb. 25.

This interview aired on The Conversation on Feb. 24, 2022. The Conversation airs weekdays at 11 a.m. on HPR-1.

Dave Lawrence is the local host of All Things Considered, Road Stories (formerly Off the Road), and Stargazer.
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