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Blindness and Perception: Book, Exhibit Shine A Light On The Visual Experience

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Photographer Michael Nye's new book, "My Heart Is Not Blind," features personal portraits of a diverse group of individuals living with vision loss. 
For Nye and his subjects, perception is more than just the sense of sight or an ability to "see."

What can we learn from these intimate stories? How can we better understand the nature of survival and adaptation? 

In Bexar County, there are an estimated 15,000 people who are blind or live with visual impairment. What resources are available in the community for those who are seeking support or services? 

For more information on the Witte Museum exhibit, click here.

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This interview aired on Wednesday, January 16, 2019.

Jan Ross Piedad is TPR’s News Operations Producer. In this role, she develops strategy on collaborative and digital initiatives for the station. Since 2016, Jan Ross has served in a coordinating capacity for TPR’s state and national partners, including The Texas Newsroom.