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Same But Different-Theo's Story
Theo's story is a part of an award winning series of eight short documentary portraits that feature children from across the UK with a range of differences, disabilities and medical conditions. Theo is visually impaired and loves to do karate.
In 2001, Erik Weihenmayer became the first blind person to summit Mt. Everest. After seeing his climb, students at a school for the blind in Tibet ask him to visit them. He decided to help them on a journey to hike Lhakpa-Ri. This documentary shows their exploration of pushing expectations and limits.
Notes on Blindness
Based on the audio diaries of academic and theologian John Hull, this film offers an impressionistic re-creation of his slow descent into blindness.
The Miracle Worker
This classic movie is a dramatization of the story about a Boston teacher, Annie Sullivan, to communicate with and teach the deaf, blind, and mute child, Helen Keller.
Wait Until Dark
Audrey Hepburn stars in this film as a blind woman whose husband unwittingly smuggles a doll stuffed with heroin into New York City. She is terrorized by hired crooks, and then by the psychopathic Roat, in search of the doll.
This bio-pic explores the life of Ray Charles, who went blind in childhood. Charles became a famous entertainer who transformed R & B, soul, rock and roll, blues, jazz, country, pop, and gospel music.
Please note that these films do not necessarily portray the experience of any or all individuals who are blind or visually impaired.
Blind/Visually Impaired TV Characters
Mary Ingalls-Little House on the Prairie
Auggie Anderson-Covert Affairs
Mike Longstreet-Mike Longstreet
Geordi La Forge-Star Trek: The Next Generation