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Intersection: Lighthouse CEO Wants To Raise The Profile Of Blind & Vision Impaired Floridians

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Kyle Johnson. Photo: Matthew Peddie, WMFE

Kyle Johnson says the blind are, ironically, often unseen.

“I find it fascinating, in fact, how they’re the ones that are blind, but we’re the ones that don’t see them.

Johnson wants to change Floridians’ attitudes to the blind when he steps into the role of CEO at Lighthouse Central Florida next month. He wants to raise the profile of people who are blind and visually impaired, and grow Lighthouse’s business that employs the visually impaired.

Among the things Lighthouse employees do: package medical supplies for the federal government for combat medic kits. And if you bought a magic band for a visit to disney recently- the box it came in was built by someone from Lighthouse.

Johnson joins Intersection for a conversation about advocating for the blind.

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Matthew Peddie

About Matthew Peddie

Host of WMFE's Intersection & Assistant News Director

Matthew Peddie grew up in New Zealand and studied journalism at the University of Western Ontario. After graduating with an MA in Journalism he returned to Christchurch, working as a reporter for Radio Live and Radio New Zealand. He’s reported live from the scene of earthquakes, criminal trials and rugby ... Read Full Bio »