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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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Thank You Uber

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UBER has again partnered with Sight Connection to ensure transportation is not an obstacle to Sight Connection’s low vision clinics, adaptive store, assistive technology training and braille classes.

UBER’s Community Impact Initiative provides door-to-door car services to any visually impaired client who wouldn’t other have access to Sight Connection’s independence – driven services.

Thank you UBER for turning obstacles into possibilities.

 

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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!

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

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