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Life Stories

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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Other Resources

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

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New in 2015: US Government makes hand-held electronic U.S. currency (dollar bill) readers free to all who cannot read regular print.

Since U.S. Currency (dollar bills) are very difficult or impossible for individuals with low vision or who are blind to tell apart, any U.S. citizens, or persons legally residing in the U.S. who are blind or visually impaired can request a free currency reader from the U.S. Bureau of Engraving and Printing (BEP) by submitting an application. The application must be filled out completely, signed by an authority who can certify eligibility, and returned to the mailing address provided on the form.

The estimated timeframe for delivery of readers is six-to-eight weeks.

The Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired is an authorized organization that can certify eligibility.

You may print a copy of the application from the website and mail it to the address indicated on the form. You may also or call 1-844-815-9388 for other questions or to request a printed form of the application.

Wall calendars Make a GREAT gift this holiday

Society for the Blind and Visually Impaired is pleased to make available again this year our designer wall calendar.  This unique design, measuring 37 ¼’ long by 3 ¼” wide, features extra large number and spacious blocks.  You have plenty of room to write down your important appointments; and with the easy to read numbers, you can check your plans at a glance.

The calendar is perfect for your home or office and makes a great gift for family, friends and business associates at a great price.  With every $9.00 calendar purchase, $4.00 is a tax deductible donation to the Society.  When you purchase 10 or more calendars at $8.50 each, $3.50 is a tax deductible donation.  Calendars can be shipped nearly anywhere.  Get yours today, call us at 314-968-9000