Experiencing a disability, whether a physical one that limits mobility or a sensory one like vision loss, can affect the way we take part in outdoor recreation. But it doesn’t necessarily mean the end of a particular activity. Take bicycle riding, for example. In recent years, a few different forms of accessible cycling have emerged… Continue Reading A Bicycle Built for You?
The Council appreciates every gift we receive. Each gift helps someone understand and adjust to their experience with vision loss. As the end of 2022 approaches, here are some giving methods for supporting the Council’s work that might be a good fit in your year-end charitable giving plan. A Gift from your IRA If you… Continue Reading Giving Alternatives: IRAs, Donor Advised Funds are Attractive Options for Some Donors
September 12-16 is both National Disability Voting Rights Week and National Voter Registration Week. Assuring the rights of voters with vision loss is an important advocacy priority for the Council. To celebrate this week, we encourage everyone to understand your rights and to make your voting plan for the November 8 midterm election. Absentee Voting:… Continue Reading Understand Your Voting Rights. Then Exercise Them
Learning to travel safely is an essential skill for people living with vision loss. This is especially true when traveling outdoors, even in a well-known environment such as one’s own neighborhood. And those skills are even more important when navigating unfamiliar territory. If you just received your first mobility cane, proper training is critical to… Continue Reading Getting Around: O&M Training Provides the Skills for Safe, Independent Navigation
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