Campfire girls divided into our senses ending with seeing. Social worker Kate Fewell created an engaging curriculum that got everyone asking questions. Braille instructor and board member Keiko Namekata introduced the troop to braille teaching them the braille alphabet.
Art Beyond Sight is a free tour program for low and no vision visitors and their sighted guests at the Seattle Art Museum.
Tours are at 2-3:30 PM with light refreshments in the Arnold Board Room on the museum’s second floor. To register and for more information, email email@example.com or 206-654-3133.
November 17 Peacock in the Desert: The Royal Arts of Jodhpur, India
January 30 Modern and Contemporary Art
February 20 Noble Splendor: Art of Japanese Aristocrats
March 23 Jeffrey Gibson: Like a Hammer
April 27 Lessons from the Institute of Empathy
May 22 North American Art
Wonderful new products to come on the market for cooking and functioning independently and safely in the kitchen. Very exciting stuff
Referring eye care providers and Sight Connection staff got to meet each at last night’s first Providers Open House. Optometrists and ophthalmologists in private practice as well as Children’s Hospital, Kaiser Permanente and
Virginia Mason were represented. There were ongoing tours of Sight Connection’s programs. Lots of activity at the silent auction tables especially for the fresh Copper River filleted sockeyes thanks to Clinic Coordinator
Sight Connection staffed an informational booth at the Puyallup for the first time. Lots of fairgoers stopped. Many with visual problems themselves or knew someone who would benefit from our services. Thanks to social worker Jeffrey for organizing all of this. Thanks to the staff for their time in the booth. Go Team.
Another successful opportunity to spread the word about our unique programs and services!
It’s not just our lungs that get affected by all this lingering smoke. Our eyes’ retina can be compromised with direct viewing of the sun, according to an interview of Dr. Van Gelder of the UW Eye Institute on KUOW this morning. We know the sun looks pretty spectacular and it’s tempting to gaze but in doing so you could be adversely affecting the quality of your eyes.
And remember to keep wearing your hats and other protective coverings even though visibility is poor. The sun’s rays are still powerful even if you can’t see them.
Come down to the Rainier Community Center for a day of accessible playing including Goalball!
Live Music and Food Trucks
Time: 1:30-3:30 PM
4800 38th Ave S., Seattle 98119
For those who are both hearing and visually impaired using the phone can be very difficult. Getting to the phone and operating the phone can be harder on top of this if one has had a stroke or has COPD or another disabling medical condition.
If you are on a fixed income or enrolled with DSHS, the CapTel program with WA State provides an accessible phone for dually impaired individuals. You do not need Internet access.
For more information http://www.captel.com/states/washington/