blind skiers


When you strive to be the best in the world it takes a lot of hard work and dedication.  Hosts Nancy and Peter Torpey talk with Staci Manella who recently competed in four Alpine Skiing events at the PyeongChang Paralympic Games.  Staci talks about how she compensates for her visual limitations, prepared for the competition, and experienced the event. (In this photo Staci Mannella (USA) follows her guide Sadie de Baun as they compete in the alpine skiing visually impaired women's Super G during the Pyeongchang 2018 Paralympic games.)

Read more about Staci Manella.

ACB Reports: April 2018, 04/08/18

Apr 4, 2018

In this episode of ACB Reports, learn about the important modern role of residential schools for the blind.  We'll also hear about Ski for Light International:  40 years and going strong!  

Each year Ski for Light, Inc. conducts a week-long International Week that attracts upwards of 250 participants and guides. During the Ski for Light week each visually-impaired skier is paired for the entire week with an experienced, sighted, cross-country skier who acts as ski instructor and guide.