The Pacific Training Centre for the Blind is singing the blues.
The centre will host a concert at Hermann’s Jazz Club on Saturday (Nov. 22) featuring local jazz and blues artists, including Maureen Washington with Karel Roesslingh, the Craig Henderson Trio with Bill Kent, pianist Skye Mundell, and several others.
The centre runs the Blind People in Charge program, a community-based service which provides twice-weekly classes led by blind facilitators to blind adults in Victoria and Nanaimo.
The curriculum for this program revolves around the basics of blindness/non-visual skills and independence training.
Participants enrolled in this program learn Braille, adaptive technology, travel with the long white cane, cooking, home management and job readiness skills.
This pilot program also serves as a foundation for our larger goal of building capacity for a more intensive, residential program scheduled to launch in the next three years.
Tickets will be sold at the door for $17 each.