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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!

A Touch of Braille: A Brief Intro to Braille System – Dec 3, 2018

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Interested in learning braille? Try our introduction to braille workshop!
Join us for a two-hour introduction to braille system. Try out braille basics and see how it might be useful to you. Topics:

  • How braille was created
  • Introduction to the braille cell, letters of the alphabet, and numbers
  • Having fun with the first 10 letters of the alphabet with practice exercise sheets
  • Show and tell of various ways that braille could be helpful in our daily lives
  • Questions and answers

Where: Sight Connection, 929 N. 130 St., Suite 3
When: Monday December 3, 2018

Register: (206) 525-5556, knamekata@sightconnection.org. Please leave your name, phone number and/or email address so that we can reach you to confirm.
Instructors: Keiko Namekata, CVRT and Dana Marmion

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Seattle Art Museum- Art Beyond Sight Tours 2018-2019

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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 2-3:30Seattle Art Museum logo PM with light refreshments in the Arnold Board Room on the museum’s second floor.  To register and for more information, email access@seattleartmusuem.org 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

Providers Open House- Thanks for coming

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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

Emily Kallander.

 

 

 

 

 

Sight Connection's Braille Graphic with words Adapt. Learn. Thrive.

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

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:

http://www.afb.org/afbpress/pubnew.asp?DocID=aw1902toc

 

 

Join by computer or Smart Phone using Zoom:

https://esc.zoom.us/j/7887887778

 

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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