WA State Captioned Telephone Program

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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/

 

 

Introduction to Braille- August 6th

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A Touch of Braille: A Brief Intro to Braille System – August 6, 2018

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
When: Monday August 6, 2018 from 1:30 p.m. to 3:30 p.m.
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 Steve Skarpho, Dana Marmion

Free Sailing Clinic For Visually Impaired

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If you’ve ever wanted to learn how to sail, here’s your opportunity!  Blind Sailing Unlimited is offering a free clinic for beginning sailors and no experience is necessary to participate. We will start with an introduction to sailing and progress in match racing. We will be using many tactile teaching tools and acoustic buoys on the water.

Venue: Sail Sand Point, 7861 62nd Ave NE, Seattle, WA 98115
Dates: August 3-5, 2018 9am-4pm each day

Cost This clinic is being offered free of charge to blind and visually impaired participants.

For more info contact: Kris Scheppe kris@blindsailingunlimited.org 239-206-3451

https://blindsailingunlimited.org/bmr-seattle.php

ILLUMINATE: 6 Plays by Deaf and Disabled Playwrights Reading Series

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July 12 – 28, Center Theatre Black Box, Seattle Center

Sound Theatre Company continues their 2018 season The Human Family: Towards a Radical Inclusion with a groundbreaking play reading series.  ILLUMINATE:  Six Plays by Deaf and Disabled Playwrights invites Seattle area audiences and artists to experience diverse and authentic representation in these six imaginative and unique plays.  The readings are free and open to the public and will be presented July 12 – 22 at the Center Theatre Black Box.  Each play will have at least one ASL interpreted performance.

More info at: http://www.soundtheatrecompany.org/2018-season/

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

UBER partners with Sight Connection

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UBER has partnered with Sight Connection to ensure every King County resident has access to Sight Connection’s low vision clinic regardless of where they live.  Lack of transportation is the number one reason people with low vision do not access Sight Connection’s services.

Now whether a client lives in rural County or in the Southend requiring numerous bus transfers that can be overwhelming with impaired vision, Sight Connection’s clinical services are just a free car ride away thanks to UBER’s grant providing door-to-door rides.

We thank UBER for easing the lives of those with vision loss in King County

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