The Dominica Association of Persons with Disabilities Monday officially launched two of its activities; the Vision Awareness Week and it's National Dollar Day.
Visual Awareness Week which was changed from the normal Blind Awareness month, normally held in May, will this year be celebrated in October.
Executive Director of the DAPD, Nathalie Murphy, says the events are an effort to raise funds for the functions of the association as well as raise awareness for both blind and sighted persons of the community.
Executive Director of the DAPD Nathalie Murphy
Activities forming part of Visual Awareness Week include training sessions at the Dominica Infirmary, visits to Primary schools and a march in the streets of Roseau where the staff of the DAPD will demonstrate ways in which sighted persons can assist those who are blind.
The DAPD will also place drop boxes in strategic business places around the island as part of the Dollar Day fund raiser.
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