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The Low Vision Center is a nonprofit organization that helps people with low vision maintain their independence. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, we offer information services as well as a demonstration area full of a variety of low vision aids and ideas.LowVisionCtr@aol.com
The Low Vision Center offers its resources without charge, relying entirely upon personal contributions to fund its varied services.
I invite you to browse our web site for more information about our services, as well as
helpful hints for improving your vision. Some examples include:
100 accessible web sitesAt the July Technology User Group (TUG) meeting, Jerry Price of LBPH presented a wide-ranging list of (nearly) 100 web sites that might be useful to the blind. While the sites on this list were selected particularly for being accessible to blind people using screen reader software, they might also be of interest to those with low vision. The list is presented here.
Blind Rifle Association?When I saw a T-shirt for the "Blind Rifle Association," I knew it was a joke. But there actually are internationally organized target shooting matches for the blind and visually impaired. Find out more on the web site of the International Blind Sports Federation at http://www.ibsasport.org/sports/shooting/.
AFB communications and video technology surveysThe American Foundation for the Blind is conducting a series of surveys to find out how blind and visually impaired consumers are faring with the use of technology. For more information and to take one or more of the related surveys, visit http://www.afb.org/info/programs-and-services/public-policy-center/public-policy-and-policy-research-archive/communications-and-video-tech-surveys/1235
CML goes digitalChoice Magazine Listening, the quarterly audio anthology of selected magazine articles, will no longer be published on audio cassettes. Future issues will be on digital cartridges for the NLS Digital Talking Book Machine or compatible players and will also be available for download from the BARD web site or the CML web site.
If you are a Maryland resident who can't read ordinary print because of low vision or other disability, and if you aren't yet registered for the Talking Book program or don't yet have a Digital Talking Book Player, contact the Maryland State Library for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (LBPH) by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org or by phone at 410-230-2424 or 1-800-964-9209. The Talking Book program is a wonderful free service for anyone who can't enjoy reading visually.
POSSIBILITIES FAIR For Seniors Losing Vision August 18Blind Industries and Services of Maryland (BISM)
3345 Washington Boulevard, Baltimore, MD 21227
Thursday, August 18, 2016, 9 am - 3 pm (doors open at 8 am for Registration)
SELL-OUT EXPECTED--PLEASE REGISTER EARLY--Over 300 Seniors attended last year's Fair!
$20 cost includes:
plus Goody Bag and Berger's Cookies
Register online at BISM.org or contact:
LVC has an iBill to demonstrateLVC now has an iBill Talking Banknote Identifier, the device Which the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) provides free to eligible blind or visually impaired U. S. citizens and residents, available for demonstration at our office. This small, easily carried device can scan any piece of U. S. paper money and tell you its denomination. Call us at 301-951-4444 to set up a time to come try it. For more information about the iBill device and about free currency identifier apps for your iOS or Android device, visit the Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) web site at http://www.bep.gov/uscurrencyreaderpgm.html.
Welcome to our new summer internWe are pleased to welcome Amy Isabelle to our LVC family. Amy is a Wellesley student who is interning here at LVC this summer. She will be seeing clients, as well as assisting in a number of tasks such as writing press releases, assisting with grant research and writing, and providing office support. Amy, who will be with us Monday through Friday until August 17, hopes to continue her education after Wellesley to become a nurse practitioner. If you wish to speak with Amy or make an appointment to come in, please call our office at 301-951-4444.
VFO acquires Ai SquaredVFO Group, owners of Freedom Scientific and Optilec, recently announced that they have acquired Ai Squared, makers of ZoomText. For details, see the VFO press release at http://www.vfo-group.com/index.php/press-release-ai-squared-joins-vfo/.
54th Annual BRAILLE RALLYEOur thanks to Columbia Lighthouse for the following information.
Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind & the MG Car Club Washington DC Centre Invite You to the 54th Annual BRAILLE RALLYE!
Blind Hockey with the Washington WheelersOur thanks to Columbia Lighthouse for the following information.
The Washington Wheelers will be hosting Blind Hockey practice sessions every Saturday this summer at the Kettler Capitals Iceplex in Arlington, VA. These practices will take place on Saturdays from 10:40-11:40 AM, and they are open to anyone who is blind or visually impaired. Prior skating experience is not necessary and the practice time, skating instruction, rental skates, and hockey equipment are free for participants.
For more information about the Washington Wheelers Blind Hockey Club, please visit https://www.facebook.com/dcblindhockey/. For more information on the Saturday practice sessions, please contact Amy at email@example.com or 202-815-4096.
Phone-in book club at LBPHOur thanks to Amanda Gonzalez at LBPH for the following information.
LBPH will be resuming its phone-in Book Club in July. All sessions will take place over the phone. The schedule for the remainder of 2016 is as follows:
To RSVP for the next Book Club session and request a copy of the book, call 410-230-2424 and press 5 for programs, or email firstname.lastname@example.org.
Instructions for joining the Book Club sessions will be provided closer to the session dates. All Book Club selections will be available on cartridge as well as for download on BARD.
3rd Annual Eye Run for POB August 28The 3rd Annual Eye Run for POB 5K and fun run to save sight is on Sunday, Aug. 28. Join POB for a Vision Health Fair and Kids Camp activities for the whole family. The early-bird discounted price of $30 will end on June 30. Find more information and register at https://runsignup.com/Race/MD/Bethesda/EyeRunforPOB. Running guidance is available for participants with impaired vision through Achilles International.
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