Clinical Center News
Winter 2016

9/11 survivor discusses challenges, inclusion

9/11 Survivor with his service dog

On Nov. 14, the Clinical Center hosted 9/11 survivor Michael Hingson, in an event sponsored by the NIH Section 508 Program in partnership with the independent blind and low-vision resource sharing group, 3 Blind Mice.

Hingson, who has been blind since birth, was working in the World Trade Center Building One, on Sept. 11, 2001. He walked down 78 flights of stairs with his guide dog Roselle and escaped the worst terror attack on American soil.

He discussed his experiences on that day, along with the power and potential of people who have disabilities and the need to avoid making assumptions about people's capabilities. Hingson is pictured with his current guide dog, Africa, right. View the videocast (HHS staff only).

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