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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:
BISM SILVER Retreat June 9-12ANNOUNCING: 2015 BISM SILVER Retreat for qualified Low Vision and Blind Seniors 55 and Over.
Dates: June 9 to 12, 2015 (apply early, space limited)
Featuring SKILLS TRAINING: Independent Living, Braille/Communication, Cane Travel, Computer/Adapted Technology, and Adjustment to Blindness.
PLUS: Social Activities, Product Demos, Peer Support.
Hotel accommodations, meals, and activities INCLUDED--All at NO COST!
Contact your local BISM Senior Services staff for details:
Ruth Sager--BISM Baltimore
Roger Williamson--BISM Cumberland
More upcoming BISM events
For more information, visit http://www.bism.org/events
Interesting readingWe at LVC have just learned of the Going Blind with Insight blog, filled with informative, entertaining, and inspiring articles. Find it at http://www.blindhope.org.za/.
Among the articles on this blog we found one directing us to a video about an artist who has continued as a successful painter despite going blind. Watch it at https://www.youtube.com/watch?v=7F_DURj-A84.
NFB BELL summer Braille enrichment for childrenIt's not too soon to apply for this summer's BVELL program. If your child is age 4-12, is visually impaired or blind, and could benefit from Braille enrichment this summer, look at the two-week BELL program (July 27 to August 7). Find more information at https://nfb.org/bell-program.
Apply for Metro's Accessibility Advisory Committee by March 30Metro's Accessibility Advisory Committee (AAC) is looking for riders with disabilities and seniors who may be interested to fill available positions. The AAC advises Metro's Board of Directors on ways to improve accessibility on Metrobus, Metrorail and MetroAccess services. If you or anyone you know is interested, please find details on the Metro web site at http://www.wmata.com/accessibility/newsletter20150306.cfm. For questions, please contact Dr. B. Moore-Gwynn, Accessibility Advisory Committee Coordinator, or visit http://www.wmata.com/accessibility/edApplication.
POB newsletter, upcoming eventsThe March issue of Your Eyes Today, the newsletter of the Macular Degeneration Network of the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, can now be viewed on-line at youreyes.org/images/stories/newsletters/2015/YourEyesMarch2015.pdf. The calendar of events in this issue lists many programs in the coming months, including the Optimizing Your New Sight Town Hall Meeting on Sunday, March 8, and Moira Williams' Lunch & Learn presentation on Thursday, March 19. Check it out!
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