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The Low Vision Center is a nonprofit organization that helps people with low vision maintain their independence. Located in Bethesda, Maryland, we offer information services as well as a demonstration area full of a variety of low vision aids and ideas.LowVisionCtr@aol.com
The Low Vision Center offers its resources without charge, relying entirely upon personal contributions to fund its varied services.
I invite you to browse our web site for more information about our services, as well as
helpful hints for improving your vision. Some examples include:
Tours at Smithsonian American Art MuseumThe National Gallery of Art is not the only Washington museum to offer guided tours specifically designed for the visually impaired. Follow this link for information about tours at the Smithsonian American Art Museum.
Verbal Tours of the Smithsonian Folklife FestivalJune 27, 1:30 - 3:30 pm
July 2, 3:00 - 5:00 pm
Verbal and tactile tours of the folklife festival are free of charge. Available all days of the festival are large print schedules and menus. For more about the festival, visit http://www.festival.si.edu/visitor-information/general-information/smithsonian.
LBPH summer reading program starts June 19Maryland youth, from birth through high school, are encouraged to participate in the LBPH summer reading program. It's easy, and there are great prizes. Follow this link to the announcement from LBPH.
CLB calendar of eventsAn extensive calendar of events of interest to the visually impaired is available on the web site of Columbia LIghthouse for the Blind at http://www.clb.org/calendar/. The calendar is not limited to events sponsored by CLB.
POB June newsletter, upcoming eventsThe June issue of Your Eyes Today, the newsletter of the Macular Degeneration Network of the Prevention of Blindness Society of Metropolitan Washington, can now be viewed on-line at youreyes.org/images/stories/newsletters/2015/YourEyesJune2015_FULL.pdf. The calendar of events in this issue lists many programs in the coming months, including two national conventions this summer. There are also tips for selecting sunglasses. Check it out!
Free lifetime National Parks passIf you are a U.S. citizen or permanent resident with a permanent disability, you are qualified for a pass which allows free access to all national parks. See http://store.usgs.gov/pass/access.html.
"That All May Read"
Upcoming BISM events
For more information, visit http://www.bism.org/events
NFB BELL summer Braille enrichment for childrenIt's not too soon to apply for this summer's BVELL program. If your child is age 4-12, is visually impaired or blind, and could benefit from Braille enrichment this summer, look at the two-week BELL program (July 27 to August 7). Find more information at https://nfb.org/bell-program.
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