Kansas City Blind All-Stars & Lydia Knopp
Kansas City Blind All-Stars Foundation (KCBAS) was created in 1973 to support unique opportunities for students who are blind or visually impaired in the midwest. KCBAS provides access to technology, entrepreneurship, athletics, music, and arts experiences for students to express themselves creatively. These opportunities foster imagination, innovation, and problem solving that ultimately lead to employment and real world learning for students who are blind or visually impaired. This project is led by KSSB Makerspace Coordinator, Lydia Knopp. Lydia is a creative problem solver with 8+ years experience in design, community art, and audio/visual production. She is passionate about using empathy and creative mediums to serve the Midwest. In her role, Lydia works with students across the state to innovate and design accessible products using modern technology in Kansas School for the Blind’s Makerspace.