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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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Most Recent Blog Entries

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

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White Cane Day

White Cane Day is October 15.  Please join us in recognizing the achievements of people who are blind or visually impaired and the important tool of independence many use, the white cane.  If you are a person who uses a white cane, here are a few tips

Pedestrian Safety Tips

  • Wear bright colors – no dark clothes
  • Look left/right/left before each crossing
  • Be visible to cars (stand away from parked cars, shrubs, or other obstacles)
  • Always walk on the sidewalk (if available)
  • Walk facing traffic close to the curb when sidewalk is not available
  • Make eye contact with driver before crossing – don’t assume cars will stop
  • No headphones when crossing
  • Stay off your phone at intersections and when  crossing
  • Do not walk alone when you have been drinking or doing drugs
  • Do NOT cross mid-block (only cross at intersection)
  • Cross at stop sign or lighted intersections only
  • Obey all traffic/pedestrian laws
  • Teach children safe pedestrian habits
  • Extra caution when walking at night
    • Wear light color or reflective clothing
    • Wear a clip-on flashing light
    • Carry a flashlight