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Read just a few of the stories of those that have been helped by the Society.

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Guess The Grape

Our annual fundraiser is always a fun evening with a champagne reception, followed by the Blind Wine Tasting and Food Pairing.

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Find out about many of the resources available for people who are visually impaired.

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Most Recent Blog Entries

E-Reader Repurposing

By Millie Eads

Have you ever wondered what to do with those old e-readers that you have stored away in a drawer or given to the grandkids to play with?  Society for the Blind & Visually Impaired has launched a program to repurpose e-readers for individuals with visual impairments.  The program will focus on the Kindle, Nook and Sony devices only.  No tablets will be repurposed at this time.  If you wish to donate an e-reader you can factory reset the device yourself or one of our vision rehabilitation therapists will be glad to do that for you.  All materials will be cleaned from the reader and the reader will be reassigned to someone who can benefit from the device by cannot afford to purchase one.  All devices will remain in the St. Louis area and will be provided to individuals served by the Society. The clients that receive the repurposed e-readers will be taught how to access the community libraries to have books downloaded for them.  By donating your old e-reader you will be helping someone else continue to enjoy reading and have the ability to enlarge the print for ease of use.  For more information on the program contact Millie Eads at 314-968-9000

Important Information for Voters with Low Vision

In the continuing effort of the St. Louis Board of Election Commissioners (BEC) to better serve voters with visual impairments election-related information such as sample ballots or notification cards can be created in an alternative format (including but not limited to text file or audio disc).

Please submit a request for accommodations no later than two weeks before Election Day (for the August 5, 2014 Primary Election, please submit your request between July 8 and July 22, 2014)    The BEC will try to accommodate each voter’s needs.  Follow the link below or call 314-622-4336.

http://www.stlelections.com/home/main/voter/disabled-voter-access/

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Guess the Grape, A Blind Wine Tasting & Food Pairing

October 18, 2014 6:30 pm