Talk by Michael Hingson: 9/11 survivor, best-selling author, and blind scientist
On September 11, 2001, a blind man escaped the World Trade Center by walking down 78 floors with his guide dog, against overwhelming odds of survival. He helped numerous others escape. His book “Thunder Dog: The True Story of a Blind Man, His Guide Dog, and the Triumph of Trust” chronicles his experience and debuted on the New York Times best-sellers list. Come to Maeder Hall and hear his inspiring and transformative look into the life and boundless capabilities of the blind and disabled.
After the lecture there will be a book signing from 3:30 p.m. - 4:15 p.m. Books will be available for purchase.
This lecture is a part of the 9th annual Inclusion in Science, Learning a New Direction (ISLAND) conference on disability. The conference was founded by Independence Science, which makes possible hands-on laboratory learning experiences for students who are blind and low-vision (BLV). For more information about Independence Science please visit www.independencescience.com. For information about other events from the Princeton Center for Complex Materials (PCCM), please visit https://pccm.princeton.edu/education.