Getting There has first screening in June

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Getting There,  a film by Matt Frost and produced by the NH Planners Association, was shown in June to about 100 invited guests at the Red River Theatre in Concord.  The film is a documentary about what it’s like to get around in our communities while being visually impaired.  Nashua’s own Randy Pierce, who went blind at 40 and just completed the Boston Marathon earlier this year, was a featured guest.   Plan NH provided a portion of the funding for this effort, since the built environment plays such a critical role in how much and how well those with visual and other challenges can participate in daily life.  Next time you are walking down the street, imagine trying to do so without being able to see.  Are there obstacles in your path you could trip over, or run into?  Are there bushes or tree branches that should not be there?  Is it easy to discern where to walk vs where cars might be travelling? Once you start thinking that way, and apply it to your own work,  you cannot really not go back. (we hope).