Last year, Angeles ICO partnered with an amazing organization called Hearts for Sight to improve access to hiking and wilderness areas to people with visual disabilities. Below is a video showing one hike where sighted guides from the Sierra Club (not ICO) supported a hiking trip for Hearts for Sight. Before the pandemic hit, ICO was planning to sponsor more hikes with this inspiring group. We look forward to working with this agency in the future, once it is safe to do so!
Filmed by Nebiyu Dingetu
“This video highlights the experience of people with vision impairment hiking with sighted guides. The hike is sponsored by the non-profit, Hearts for Sight (an agency that works with ICO) and the Sierra Club.” – Nebiyu Dingetu
Their mission is to “break down barriers to health and fitness that restrict the blind and visually impaired, so that they may pursue physical, mental, and emotional wellness.” What a fantastic mission that we can support!
If you’d like to learn more about the programs and opportunities Hearts for Sight provides to those with visual disabilities, please feel free to check out their website: Hearts for Site Website.