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Fun times!

In this short video are photos from a knitting class in our St. Paul location. Enjoy!

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Leading Causes of Vision Loss

Visual impairment affects many people and as one ages, the likelihood of vision loss increases significantly.  Over the age of 65, we all have a 1 in 4 chance of developing vision loss.  With these odds, chances are you probably know someone who lives with vision loss right now.  Some basic information helps to better […]

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Tech Tip

Today’s tech tip comes to you from Renee, our iPad guru. For those of you interested in technology resources for your iPhone/iPad, check out the app, iBlink Radio for podcasts, seminars and valuable information or the website AppleVis, http://applevis.com/ for the latest and greatest about Apple’s iDevices and what works (and doesn’t work) for people who […]

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A Personal Story on Living with Vision Loss

Shirley, a client with age-related macular degeneration, shares her story about vision loss and how she coped. As devastating as it was to lose her sight, today she does more now than ever before.Interviewer:  The first thing I want to ask you is how you found out about your vision loss? Shirley:  I didn’t even know […]

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KAMP: Kitchen Appliance Marking Program

Posted October 16, 2013 We had a great meeting with the Xcel Energy Kitchen Appliance Marking Program (KAMP) volunteers here at Vision Loss resources yesterday where the volunteers were trained on how to mark appliances in the homes of the visually impaired, a service that is available to our clients. This partnership with Xcel Energy started nearly […]

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A Couple’s Personal Story on Living with Vision Loss

From our series on “Living with Vision Loss” here’s an interview with a happily married couple, Griff and Maxine, who received some difficult news that she had been diagnosed with pseudoxanthoma elasticum, a rare inherited disorder that affects the retina. Interviewer:  Was there a conversation that the two of you had together when you first learned you were losing […]

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Wally’s Vision Loss Story: Adapting to Blindness

An interview with Wally — former client, Vision Loss Resources board member and ambassador — who totally lost his vision quite suddenly at age 34 in a violent car accident. Coping with this sudden and irreversible loss was traumatic, to say the least. But he remembers vividly, to the minute, the day he first walked into […]

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Technology News

From Renee, our iPad Guru Renee Great news! The BARD mobile app is NOW available and is free with registration. The long awaited NLS (National Library Service for Blind and Physically Handicapped) braille and recording download app is now available.  This app provides access to braille and talking books directly from the NLS braille and […]

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Life Skills

Guest post by Diane, a Vision Loss Resources client, ambassador and founding member of the Centennial Book project Do you feel as though you have lost some of your skills along with your vision loss?  Vision Loss Resources is happy to help you with that. Do you like to knit or crochet?  Would you like to learn how to […]

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Useful Kitchen Tools for the Visually Impaired

You don’t have to stop preparing meals for your family and friends because you’re visually impaired.  There are some handy, everyday tools and useful gadgets available so you can continue to do what you love to do — create fabulous meals.  In the Home  Scissors – Have you ever struggled to open a package, spilling […]

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