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Zadro LED Lighted Vanity Mirror – 10X/1X Magnification #344

This beautiful 7 1/2″ mirror is perfect for your bathroom counter! It features dual-sided, optical quality glass to ensure a clear 10X magnified reflection. The mirror also swivels to reveal a regular 1X flat mirror. No matter how dim the environment, the dual-sided LED bulbs are powerful enough to illuminate your face without being harsh on your eyes.

Original Price: $109.99

Sale Price: $87.99

20% off original price

14″ White on Black Wall Clock #198

This 14″ diameter wall clock has large white numbers and hands, on a black background. Runs on one AA batteries (not included)…

Original Price: $22.50

Sale Price: $19.12

15% off original price

14″ Black On White Wall Clock #162

This 14″ diameter wall clock has large white numbers and hands, on a black background. Runs on one AA batteries (not included)…

Original Price: $22.50

Sale Price: $19.12

15% off original price

Introducing Braille Lego Bricks

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LEGO has unveiled a new project aimed at helping blind and visually impaired children learn Braille in a playful and engaging way.

Lego Braille Bricks, a concept originally proposed to the toy company by two European charities, will allow children to learn the touch writing system through play.

The Bricks will feature the studs used for characters in the Braille alphabet, as well as printed characters allowing sighted people to read the bricks. They will be fully compatible with existing Legos.

Look for the Braille Bricks in 2020.

Audio Described Performance of Westside Story

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AUDIO DESCRIBED PERFORMANCE OF WESTSIDE STORY

Courtesy of Vision Loss Connections

Fifth Ave Theater

Saturday, June 22, 2019, 2 PM

Tickets: only $25

Very Limited Tickets Available

Optional Pre-Performance Lunch (not included in ticket price)

Palomino

1420 5th Ave.  98101

11:00 AM

To purchase tickets or for more information, please contact Pat Copeland, pattcopeland@me.com, 206) 282-3913

Send checks to: Vision Loss Connections (VLC)

23 West Boston Street 

Seattle, WA 98119

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Charitable Gift Annuities are a Win for You and a Win for Sight Connection

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When you create a charitable gift annuity with Sight Connection, we both win.

You receive fixed payments for life in exchange for your gift, and what’s left
after your lifetime will help the visually impaired live fully independent lives.
Thanks to new rates, payments are the highest they’ve been in years.
Contact your financial planner for details.

Thank you.

A Touch of Braille Classes Scheduled

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Mondays, April 29, 7/29, 10/28 from 1 to 3 p.m. at Sight Connection

The braille support group “Adaptive Braille Learning Enthusiasts, ABLErs” meets first Mondays of each month from 11 to 1 at Sight Connection. Anyone with working knowledge of braille alphabet, numbers, and basic punctuations are welcome to join the group.

Contact Keiko Namekata for more information, knamekata@sightconnection.org.

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The Seattle Art Museum’s 2019 Art Beyond Sight Tour!

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Art Beyond Sight is a free tour program for visitors with low or no vision and sighted guests.

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Sat       March 23         2-3:30 pm        Jeffrey Gibson: Like A Hammer
Sat       April 27            2-3:30 pm        Lessons from the Institute of Empathy
Wed     May 22            2-3:30 pm         North American Art

Tours begin with light refreshments at 2 pm in Arnold Board Room, on the second floor of the
museum. Volunteers and staff are stationed at entrances to help navigate and you can find
Seattle Art Museum’s Low Vision Map & Guide by clicking here. At around 2:15 pm we head up
to the galleries where we provide folding stools to make the tour a more comfortable
experience.

Space is limited and advanced registration is required. To register, email
access@seattleartmuseum.org or call Kelsey Donahue at (206) 654-3133. Include details like:
whether you will be bringing a guest or a guide dog and if we can provide additional
accommodations, such as a wheelchair or a docent sighted guide to assist you with wayfinding.

All tours take place at Seattle Art Museum, 1300 First Ave Seattle, WA 98101. SAM’s accessible
entrance is located at First Ave and Union St. Access vans can drop off/pick up in front of the
museum, on First Ave, midway between Union and University Streets, at Metro stop no. 190.
For taxi and other rideshares, drop off is located on the southeast corner of First Ave and Union
St, on Union. Please let us know when you register if you would like someone to meet you at
any of these drop-off points. For visitors arriving with sighted guests, we can provide subsidized
parking passes for Russell Investment Center Garage (below the museum). Find out more
information on directions and parking by clicking here.

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Touch the Sky: Tactile Tours of the Museum of Flight

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Touch the Sky

Tactile Tours at The Museum of Flight for visitors with low or no vision.

 

The Museum of Flight announces its early 2019 schedule for Touch the Sky tours. To attend any tour, please RSVP by emailing or calling Sean Mobley at smobley@museumofflight.org or (206) 768-7151.

Sunday, February 24th

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Theme: Vietnam Divided – Air War Above Southeast Asia

Meet the workhorses of the Vietnam War: the iconic Bell UH-1 Iroquois (the “Huey”) helicopter, The McDonnell Douglas F-4 Phantom, and the Vietnamese-flown Mikoyan-Gurevich Mig-21.

 

 

Saturday, March 16th

9:00 AM – 10:30 AM

Theme: World War II at Sea

Experience the story of aircraft carrier combat with the General Motors FM-2 Wildcat, Nakajima Ki-43-III Hayabusa “Oscar”, and the classic Goodyear FG-1D Corsair.

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Stocking Stuffers Ideas for People with Blindness and Low Vision

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By Kate Fewel

Looking for just the right stocking gifts that will be sure to please those in your life who are living with blindness or low vision? With over 15 years of experience in the field of vision services as a social worker these items have been the most appreciated for their ease of use and functional qualities:

 

Talking key chain: great for purse or pocket this audible clock has excellent sound quality. They come in black or silver.

 

 

Watches: Tell time easily with either our talking watch or braille watch.

 

 

easy peeler vegetable peeler in green and gray on white background and being demonstrated

Easy peeler:  A safe and easy vegetable or fruit peeler so loved ones can join in meal preparations.

 

 

Say when device resting on edge of white mug

“Say When”: No more spills. This small aid sits on the edge of a cup and makes a sound when the liquid is nearing the top.

 

 

Playing cards: Available in both large print and braille these cards encourage socialization.

 

 

sunglasses that fit over your regular glasses on white background

Sunglasses: Our Cocoon glasses come in a variety of shades and provide glare protection sun or snow!

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Accessible Voting Available October 20

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Accessible Voting Available October 20

 

WHAT: Accessible Voting Center

WHO: King County Voters needing Accessible Voting Machines

WHEN: Saturday, October 20

WHERE: City University of Seattle, 521 Wall St., Seattle, Vancouver room

The National Federation of the blind Greater Seattle Chapter, King County Elections and City University of Seattle are partnering to make accessible voting available on Saturday, October 20 from Noon to 3:00 pm at City University. The polling place will be located in the Vancouver room on the first floor at CityU. While this Accessible Voting Center is available to any registered King County voter, it is open so that voters who are blind or have other disabilities and who need an Accessible Voting Unit in order to vote secretly and independently have a place to vote.

King County Elections will be staffing this location and can show voters who might not be familiar with the units how to use them. Each unit has screen reading (with headphones), print enlarging, contact altering and font changing capabilities. There is also a sip-and-puff attachment for those who need it.

THIS IS THE ONLY ACCESSIBLE VOTING CENTER OPEN DURING WEEKEND HOURS.

 

For further information contact:

Marci Carpenter, President
National Federation of the Blind of Washington
206-604-5507
mjc59@comcast.net

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