What Is It Like Going Blind And Deaf?

Steven McCoy is sitting in a chair with his legs crossed wearing a 3 piece blue suit
Rebecca Alexander is sitting in a chair wearing a black dress with her legs crossed

Please join us for an educational and awareness evening to learn about the rare disease Usher syndrome. CART will be available at the event. For other accessible requests see below.


a graphic of a timeline-5-6 pm drinks and appetizers, 6-6:15 private film premier, 6:15-7:15 discussion with Q&A, 7:15-7:45 Meet and Greet, 8:00 End of event.

Please Note: If you need an SSP ask your MCB case manager to fill out the referral form and send that to Jonathan Lejeune at jlejeune@deafinconline.org. DBCAN will process the request to provide SSP or CN services. Needs to be coordinated two weeks in advance of the event.

Steven McCoy

Steven McCoy

Steven McCoy is an American entrepreneur, journalist, talk show host, philanthropist, and author. He is the founder of Spoken Entertainment, a leading YouTube Broadcast Channel, and Sessions with Steven, an Apple iTunes Talk Show. McCoy is recognized as the first Black deaf-blind journalist in the United States and continues to carve his own lane as the host of the “Sessions With Steven” show. His popular podcast features personal interviews with prolific media and public figures. Steven has been featured in several media outlets including IB Times, Thrive Global, Influencive, Net News Ledger, CNN, Yahoo News, and others.

 Steven McCoy is on a mission to change the stigmas that surround people who are blind and/or deaf and uses his various platforms to bring awareness to those living with Retinitis Pigmentosa and Usher Syndrome. Not only is McCoy representing for the hearing and vision loss communities, but he also characterizes with the LGBTQ+ and Black communities.