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Braille for beginners

In August 2015, we’re thrilled to present a beginning Braille class! Come to Vision Loss Resources in Minneapolis to begin learning Grade 1 Braille. You may attend class for extra guidance or begin the class and study at home. Resources will be drawn from Hadley School for the Blind correspondence class and previously designed coursework […]

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Musical fun at the American Swedish Institute

THE HISTORY OF SWEDISH MUSIC IN THREE MINUTES OR LESS. That’s the name of the latest exhibit at the American Swedish Institute in Minneapolis. You might have a few questions: 1. So what? I’m not Swedish. 2. Do I even know any Swedish music? 3. If it’s only three minutes or less, is it really […]

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Summer garden

At Vision Loss Resources’ Saint Paul location, there is a garden with a variety of vegetables and flowers, and it is doing great this summer. The Gardening Group had high hopes when they planted zucchini in May. This week, the Knitting Group, with Lyn Johnson, harvested the zucchini and made a delicious treat. This week, […]

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Mark Mothersbaugh in conversation: on eyesight

After seeing the “Myopia” exhibit — check out our blog entry about it here— we wanted to learn more about the artist, Mark Mothersbaugh. A few of us at Vision Loss Resources were lucky enough to get tickets to a sold-out event at the Minneapolis Institute of Art on Friday, June 24: a conversation with […]

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“Mark Mothersbaugh – Myopia” at MIA

If you’re looking for a fun way to beat the heat this summer, you might enjoy a trip to the Minneapolis Institute of Art (MIA). While you’re there, don’t miss the special exhibit “Mark Mothersbaugh – Myopia.” Admission is free, and the show runs through August 30. Though it is mainly visual art, music is […]

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Building a door to the outside: A participant’s story

Lynda D’Heilly, a student in the Adjustment to Blindness Training Program at Vision Loss Resources, wanted tospeak out and raise awareness of what VLR’s Rehabilitation Center is all about. She found a great time to share her story: the City of Minneapolis was preparing to celebrate the 25th Anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act […]

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Honors and celebration from the City of Minneapolis

Thanks to the nomination of a participant, Lynda D’Heilly, Vision Loss Resources was recognized by the City of Minneapolis on July 23, 2015, as part of a celebration of the 25th anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA). You can read her nomination here. D’Heilly, a student in our Adjustment to Blindness Training Program, […]

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Points of View: Newsletter for July-August!

“Points of View,” Vision Loss Resources’ newsletter, is now available online and in print! Click here to open Points of View – July and August 2015 Also available as an accessible PDF and accessible Word document We have neat ideas, new perspectives, and conversation starters to share with you: –       Electric buses–       CEO Kate Grathwol, […]

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We love to give back: a volunteering field trip

Recently, a group of volunteers from the community center at Vision Loss Resources visited Feed My Starving Children to pack and label food destined for hungry children around the world. We’re so proud of our clients for their passion for volunteer work, and we’re grateful to the volunteers who helped our clients do this work. […]

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Electric buses – soon an addition to Metro Transit fleet

Electric buses were strutting their stuff for riders and Metro Transit officials in the Twin Cities again this week, emphasizing their fuel savings, low emissions, and comparatively silent running. It’s the relative silence that has caught our attention at Vision Loss Resources. “We’re all for the cleaner environment electric buses would bring to the Twin […]

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