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Friday, April 28 • 20:00 - 20:50
Opening Eyes With Blindness on YouTube

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How does a blind person surf the web, watch movies and TV, and find braille signs in public? These are just a few of the popular questions that Tommy Edison, who's been blind since birth, and Ben Churchill, who makes documentaries, answer through their YouTube channel, The Tommy Edison Experience. In this session, Tommy and Ben share their experience creating videos about Tommy's life without sight, the importance of educating people about accessibility, making content that is both informative and entertaining, and why they answer unique questions like, 'How do blind people know when they're awake or asleep?', 'Do blind people cry?', and 'What happens when a blind person gets drunk?' Attendees are welcome to ask questions during the Q&A that follows.

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Ben Churchill

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Ben Churchill is the producer and director of The Tommy Edison Experience and Blind Film Critic series and a documentary filmmaker focusing on pop culture and unique lifestyles.
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Tommy Edison

Guest of Honor
Tommy Edison, who has been blind since birth, is the Blind Film Critic reviewing movies from his point of view, the host of The Tommy Edison Experience on YouTube and Amazon where he uses humor to answer the most popular questions about living without sight, and worked in radio for... Read More →

Friday April 28, 2017 20:00 - 20:50 EDT