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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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The power of the cane

Guest post by Jim, a Vision Loss Resources client  Upon walking through the doors of Vision Loss Resources, I honestly felt that my head was ready to learn.  My emotional baggage was left behind and I only needed skill building.  When I was issued my cane, my voice said, “Great. No more broken toes!”  But […]

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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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Apps for the blind and visually impaired

Renee Youngberg, Vision Loss Resources Ipad guru, shares an app for people who are blind or have low vision.  VIA, Visually Impaired Apps, created by the Braille Institute, is one of the only applications that is supported by voice over or zoom and is available for iPhone, iPad, and iPod Touch as well.  VIA has […]

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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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