SEE Beyond Festival
The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) is hosting the 1st Annual See Beyond Festival
BALTIMORE Md. – April 2022 The Maryland School for the Blind (MSB) is hosting the 1st Annual See Beyond Festival’ on the MSB campus on April 30. The event is designed to show the community how individuals that are blind and have low vision accomplish tasks and are a part of our society. The goal is to show the public that low vision and blindness are a difference, but not an obstacle to living a whole life.
The free event is open to the public and will feature live music, games, sensory arts and crafts, a kid’s zone and a maker’s market featuring over 50 vendors. Attendees can also challenge themselves and discover how to adapt without the use of sight by trying blind sports, including beep baseball, lacrosse, soccer, sprint races, goalball and relay activities. In addition, guests can test their taste buds in the blind food tasting challenge and enjoy food from local restaurants. The MSB community hopes the public will learn accessibility for all is possible and be inspired to make simple changes in their own businesses, workplace, home, and family to make things more accessible.
Each year, the school serves approximately 1,300 students from all 24 Maryland jurisdictions through on-campus and outreach programs. We are excited to welcome the community to our campus for this one-of-a-kind event. The See Beyond Festival will have something for everyone. We hope the public will join us for a day of fun and will leave empowered by seeing the world through a different lens, said Robert Hair, MSB Superintendent.
The See Beyond Festival
Saturday, April 30, from 10:00 a.m. 3:00 p.m.
3501 Taylor Avenue, Baltimore.
Event sponsors include Lewis Contractors, Chase Bank, Penney Design Group, MCA Architecture, SIG, Cigna, MDP, CHUBB, PK Law, Lions Club District 22 A, PK Law and T. Rowe Price.
About The Maryland School for the Blind Founded in 1853, The Maryland School for the Blind is a private, statewide resource center providing outreach, educational and residential programs to youth from infancy to age 21 who are blind or have low vision, including those with multiple disabilities. Annually the school serves approximately 1,300 students from all 24 Maryland jurisdictions through on-campus and outreach programs. For more information, visit www.marylandschoolfortheblind.org