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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,

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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

Space is limited and advanced registration is required. To register, email 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 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.



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



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“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.



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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.



For further information contact:

Marci Carpenter, President
National Federation of the Blind of Washington

Life Changing Technology for Older People Experiencing Vision Loss Presentation

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Join AccessWorld Editor in Chief, Lee Huffman, and several AccessWorld authors, for a presentation that will change your life!


Life-changing Technology for Older People Experiencing Vision Loss


AccessWorld is the free, online technology magazine from the American Foundation for the Blind you can rely on for accurate, up-to-date information about technology and visual impairment. During this session, you will learn about technology for older people and the AccessWorld resource you can use on-the-go as well as at your desk. Topics will include smart speakers and smart phones such as Amazon Echo, Project Ray, iPhone X and more. The 90-minute presentation will include a question and answer session. Don’t miss this golden opportunity to ask questions that may inspire topics for future AccessWorld issues.


Wednesday, October 17, 2018, at 11 am Pacific, Noon Mountain, 1 pm Central & 2 pm Eastern


This is a virtual event; you can join by computer or phone.

Open to all adults 60+ at no-cost.


AccessWorld issue:



Join by computer or Smart Phone using Zoom:


To join by phone:

(646) 558-8656  or  (888) 974-9888

Enter Code: 788-788-7778 #


Hosted by Well Connected and American Foundation for the Blind.

Sponsored by Mississippi State OIB-TAC.

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Listen to From Braille to Yale (with Cyrus Habib) in Podcasts

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Stay Tuned with Preet Podcast Image of man with microphoneBelow is a link to one of my favorite podcasts – ‘Stay Tuned’, with former US attorney for the southern district of Nee York Preet Bharara…  In this addition, he interviews Cyrus Habib.  Many interesting points made in a very public forum about blindness, disability rights, and how he overcame obstacles to success…  Interesting!

Listen to From Braille to Yale (with Cyrus Habib) from Stay Tuned with Preet in Podcasts.

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