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Sharing and giving on Facebook

It all begins with just one click.   Every day, Vision Loss Resources keeps up with the news on Facebook. Have you followed us yet? When you do, you’ll find a lively network of friends, followers, and our fellow nonprofits; together, we share, like, and comment on the latest stories from our community. Now, while […]

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Traffic and transformation: the Hennepin/Lyndale Project

If you’ve visited Vision Loss Resources in Minneapolis, you’ve been to one of the busiest intersections in the city: Lyndale and Franklin Avenues. To get there, you may have passed through the very busy area just north of us: Hennepin/Lyndale. These multi-lane avenues are major traffic hubs, including: Interstates 94 and 394 on- and off-ramps […]

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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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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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The Man with the Bionic Eye

The bionic eye “allows me to connect with the world again,” Allen Zderad told a gathering at Vision Loss Resources on April 25. Minnesota’s first person to receive a bionic eye spoke at a meeting of the Northern Lights Chapter of the Foundation Fighting Blindness. Zderad, accompanied by his wife, Carmen, described the surgery and his […]

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Walgreens to Offer Talking Prescription Devices Nationwide

Walgreens announced Tuesday that it is launching a program to offer talking prescription devices, called the Talking Pill Reminder,  to customers with visual impairments. It will be offered at its retail locations nationwide. From the Walgreens press release: “The device attaches to prescription containers and will be provided free of charge with prescription medications that […]

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“I’m Not Blind–I Just Can’t See” Podcast featuring Kate Grathwol

This CCVIP Podcast (Baruch College, Computer Center for Visually Impaired People) featured Kate Grathwol, President/CEO of Vision Loss Resources.  Along with two other professionals,  Anna Dureas of the New York State Commission for the Blind and Dr. Bruce Rosenthal of Lighthouse Guild Low Vision Service, Kate spoke about the “emotional and physical challenges of losing […]

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