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Winter adventures with Wilderness Inquiry!

In February 2016, a group of Vision Loss Resources participants headed up north for winter outdoor adventures with experienced guides from Wilderness Inquiry. We stayed at the wonderful lodge at YMCA’s Camp Menogyn, and we stretched our boundaries with new and exciting activities: from sled dog racing to snowshoeing, from sleeping in a quinzy (kind […]

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Yvonne, Diane, and Jessie stand in front of VLR table.

State Fair fun!

VISION LOSS RESOURCES at the MINNESOTA STATE FAIR Vision Loss Resources had a booth in the 4-H Building’s Wiser Living area, where we met and made connections with hundreds of visitors. We also had a special ambassador, scarecrow Fernando, representing Vision Loss Resources in the Agriculture & Horticulture Building! FUN AT THE FAIR When we […]

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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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Short Stories by Diane O’Shaughnessy

Create all the good memories you can and treasure them; because in the end, you don’t always get a chance to re-create the moment. — Diane O’Shaughnessy Winter Follies by Diane O’Shaughnessy Of all the things I have loved about my life, my fondest memories are from those good old days when I was young […]

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My Dream House: Some Thoughts on a DeafBlind Space

This blog is republished with permission from the author, John Lee Clark. It was originally published at his blog and the original post can be found here.  Since almost everything is built with hearing and sighted people in mind, DeafBlind people routinely come into conflict with features of architecture and design. And I do mean […]

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Transportation Survey for Those With Vision Loss

The National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision is conducting an online survey on transportation for those with vision loss. The first 200 participants will be entered into a drawing to win one of four $100 gift certificates. They are looking for participants between the ages of 18 and 64. The survey […]

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