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Kara Flynn

Kara Flynn is the Foundation Fighting Blindness' Senior Director of Communications and Marketing.

The following articles were authored by Kara Flynn

The Good, the Bad and the Ugly: How Hollywood Portrays Visual Impairment

Scent of a WomanAs a recent discussion on FFB’s Facebook page makes clear, you don’t need to literally see a movie to enjoy it. In one post, we asked the question, “What’s your favorite movie featuring a person who’s blind or visually impaired?” And the response, coming from people who are blind, visually impaired and sighted, was overwhelming—more than any single post has elicited in recent memory.

People didn’t hesitate to share films, from recent years and decades ago, featuring real-life visually impaired actors and, in some cases, actors who won Academy Awards for their portrayals of those with blinding conditions.
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