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Sean Whalen

Student Spotlight: Sean Whalen

For 2018 Council scholarship recipient and Harvard Law School student Sean Whalen, his experience as a person who is blind gives him empathy and relationship-building skills that will serve him well as an attorney. Sean has one more year left at Harvard Law School. Council’s writer, Katherine Corbett, sat down with Sean to learn more… Continue Reading Student Spotlight: Sean Whalen

Steve Johnson

Remembering Steve Johnson

It is with very heavy hearts that Council board and staff share the news of the passing of board member, Steve Johnson, on March 14, 2019. Steve first joined the Council board in 2012. He recently served as Second Vice President, and on several committees, including the Executive, Awards, Legislative, and Human Resources Committees. He… Continue Reading Remembering Steve Johnson


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.

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

Covid 19 information

Here & Now: Vaccine Accessibility

A graphic of handwashing, sneezing, resting, and a hospital.

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A Day in the Life with Denise Jess

Celebrating 70 Years of Advocacy, Empowerment and Service

Scholarship Ceremony 2022

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