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A Bicycle Built for You?

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?

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Giving Alternatives: IRAs, Donor Advised Funds are Attractive Options for Some Donors

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

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Getting Around: O&M Training Provides the Skills for Safe, Independent Navigation

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

Publications

Courier Spring 2022

Listen to the audio version of the Winter 2022 Council Courier

2021 Annual Report

Listen to the audio version of the Council’s 2020 Annual Report

Toolkits

Accessibility Toolkit

Our toolkit provides helpful hints and best practice guidelines to make information more accessible and engaging.

Adapting to Low Vision

This booklet is a beginning guide for lifestyle adaptation to low vision.

A Welcoming Main Street

A guide for businesses and offices to provide quality customer service for those with vision impairments.

Making Digital Content Accessible and Inclusive

This resource offers tips to make social media content more accessible to people using screen readers.

in the news

COVID Challenges Facing Blind People: Vaccine, Voting Accessibility, Virtual Learning

Here & Now: Vaccine Accessibility

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AUDIO RECORDINGS

Eleven Amazing Accessible iPhone and Android Apps

Listen to eleven amazing accessible iphone and android apps

Find the COuncil on YouTube

Featured Video: GALLERY NIGHT 2021

Benefits and Support for Veterans with Low Vision

SMBMad: Social Media for All Presentation

Scholarship Ceremony 2022

Share Your Story

Share your experience with the Council and/or about living with vision loss. Stories we collect may be used in social media and publications. If you would like to remain anonymous, write “anonymous” on the name line below. Contact information is collected so we can reach out to you about your story. Contact information will not be shared.