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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:
DoMore24 June 2Thursday, June 2, is "DoMore24" day, on which you are particularly encouraged to support your favorite local charities. June 2 (or any other day) would be a fine time to show your support of LVC with a monetary contribution. See our donors page for more information.
Identifying credit cardsIf you have trouble telling your credit cards apart at sight, clip a little bit from the corner of one of them, so the corner has angles instead of being rounded. Then you can distinguish that card by touch. Be careful not to clip off any code numbers, and don't damage the magnetic strip or microchip.
Deque University web accessibility coursesOur thanks to the American Foundation for the Blind for providing this information.
If you have a disability, you qualify for a scholarship to access to Deque University's in-depth web accessibility curriculum for a full year (normally $315) at no cost. See details at https://dequeuniversity.com/scholarships
EyePower newsletters on-lineDid you recently get LVC's EyePower newsletter in the mail? Would you prefer to read it on the World Wide Web? We've been putting EyePower on our web site for many years. We've just added the ability to notify you by e-mail whenever a new issue appears, so you don't have to remember to check our web site. Read the details on our newsletters page.
Your cell phone as audio note-takerIf you have a cell phone, you may be able to use it to record notes that you can listen to later. Even phones that aren't "smart" often have sound recording capability. Sometimes this can be found in the "Tools" or "My Sounds" area of your phone's menu system.
POB-sponsored events in MayThe May issue of Your Eyes Today, the newsletter of the Macular Degeneration Network of the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington (POB), can now be downloaded from youreyes.org/images/stories/newsletters/2016/YourEyesMay2016.pdf. This issue notes numerous events in May, including the Technology Trends presentation at Leisure World on May 11 and the "Vision Matters 2016" community eye health day on May 22.
To subscribe to this newsletter on-line, visit http://www.youreyes.org/modify-your-subscription.
To view POB's calendar of coming events as a web page, visit http://youreyes.org/events/eventlist.
Tech Tuesday: a big successLVC's open house on May 3, Tech Tuesday, was another success. Throughout the event our office was filled with people stopping by to find out what LVC has to offer. If you couldn't attend Tech Tuesday, or if the crowds prevented you from learning as much as you wanted, please call us at 301-951-4444 and make a free appointment to spend some one-on-one time with Terry or Dottie. We'd love to see you here at the Low Vision Center.
IngenuityJennifer Webster describes her creative use of technology to solve her laundry problem in this brief blog post:
Register for Camp Lighthouse by May 27Columbia Lighthouse for the Blind's Camp Lighthouse 2016 applications are available. The camp is from Monday, June 27th - Friday, July 1st at the Silver Spring YMCA. Camp Lighthouse is designed for campers who are 6 to 12 years of age.
Recruitment for volunteer camp counselors is also in progress. Eligible volunteer camp counselor candidates must be 16 years of age by the start of camp. Service learning hours will be earned.
The application deadline for campers and volunteer camp counselors is May 27th. Please contact Jocelyn Hunter, email@example.com to request applications.
BISM SILVER RETREAT June 7-10
for qualified blind and low vision seniors 55 and over
June 7 to 10, 2016
... all at no cost.
Contact your local BISM Senior Services staff for details:
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