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Past Projects

#CambiandoVidas Rio Grande Valley 

In partnership with the NFB Newsline program, we put on a workshop for 16 blind Spanish speaking adults in the Texas  Rio Grande Valley. Participants learned braille, orientation and mobility, daily living skills, and technology. Their families were also present and got to attend workshops. Participants and their families also learned a positive philosophy on blindness. The whole workshop was in Spanish and was a huge success! Our hope is to replicate this workshop in many states. 

Watch our Video! HERE 


Richie, a METAS member teaching a student to use a cane

The #METASMexico17 project focused on Guadalajara, Mexico. La Escuela de Niño’s Ciegos (school for blind children) once again served as our point of reference in hands-on mentorship for teachers and students. METAS applied a train the trainer model in coordination with school administration. METAS believes in evidence based teaching approaches and mentoring as key components to our work.

METAS used a train the trainer model with teachers to advance their instructional practice and this proved beneficial to all participants. METAS worked directly with 10 teachers and 25 students in the areas of

Students learning to use the slate and stylus that we provided to them

Students playing a braille game on the floor

Student learning to use a cane with teacher guiding

Garrick, a METAS member showing a student how to use a cane while a teacher looks on



We went to a school for the blind in Guadalajara, Mexico in May of 2016. This was our first project. We worked directly with the students at the school. They ranged in ages from 6 to 14 years old. We worked with them in the following areas