Sight Connection at the Puyallup

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Sight Connection staffed an informational booth at the Puyallup for the first time.  Lots of fairgoers stopped.  Many with visual problems themselves or knew someone who would benefit from our services.  Thanks to social worker Jeffrey for organizing all of this.  Thanks to the staff for their time in the booth.  Go Team.

Another successful opportunity to spread the word about our unique programs and services!


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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.

Eye Safety with Smokey Air

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It’s not just our lungs that get affected by all this lingering smoke.  Our eyes’ retina can be compromised with direct viewing of the sun, according to an interview of Dr. Van Gelder of the UW Eye Institute on KUOW this morning. We know the sun looks pretty spectacular and it’s tempting to gaze but in doing so you could be adversely affecting the quality of your eyes.

And remember to keep wearing your hats and other protective coverings even though visibility is poor.  The sun’s rays are still powerful even if you can’t see them.




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



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, 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

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