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Over 100 years of service to the blind, low vision, and deafblind communities in the Twin Cities. From modest beginnings to a world-class Rehabilitation program, Vision Loss Resources has been a leader in providing individuals with the skills they need to advance their own careers and wellness.

What We Do

Vision Loss Resources creates a community of service, skills, and support for people with vision loss.

DeafBlind Services Minnesota advances the independence of children and adults with combined hearing and vision loss.

2022 Impact Report

2022 Impact Report – Accessible

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Hello Vision Loss Resources Community! Here is what’s happening at VLR in October:


Virtual Support Group, Zoom

Tuesday, October 3rd at 12:00 pm


Virtual Mobile Technology, Zoom

Tuesday, October 10th at 12:00 pm


Book Club

Call 612-843-2594

ID 79521565#

Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke DB88436

Wednesday, October 11th from 1:00 pm – 2:30 pm


In person Mobile Technology

3230 Spruce St, Little Canada MN 55117

Tuesday, October 17th at 12:00 pm


In person Support Group

3230 Spruce St,  Little Canada MN 55117

Wednesday, October 18th at 1:00 pm


Virtual Support Group, Zoom

Tuesday, October 24th at 6:00 pm


Eden Prairie Senior Center Support Group

8950 Eden Prairie Road, Eden Prairie, MN 55347

Wednesday, October 25th at 1:00pm


For more information, visit our website: https://visionlossresources.org/support/events/

James, a remarkable individual and gifted instructor in our VLR family, has achieved remarkable milestones. While VLR played a crucial role in his journey, it’s his unwavering determination and talent that have brought him to the stage.

Now, he graces the stage in ‘Anon(ymous)‘ as “Ali,” a blind father known for his wisdom and humor. 🎭✨ James’s performance beautifully showcases not only his immense potential but also his dedication to his craft. The show runs from Nov 3rd through Nov 19th at the Park Square Theatre – it will have at least one Audio Described show. Stay tuned for details.

Let’s celebrate James’s incredible journey! 💪

James is wearing a black shirt and he has a goatee and black curly hair.

Hello, theater enthusiasts!


With the help of the MNAA, we are excited to bring you a list of upcoming audio described performances in the Twin Cities area. These events ensure that everyone can enjoy the magic of live theater, regardless of visual impairments. Mark your calendars for these fantastic shows:


  1. “The Medicine Show of the 25th Century”

– Date: Saturday, September 23

– Time: 7:00 PM

– Location: Neighborhood Garage Tour, St. Paul

Event Details


  1. “Cookin’”

– Date: Friday, September 29

– Time: 7:00 PM

– Location: Children’s Theatre Company, Minneapolis

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  1. “The Importance of Being Earnest”

– Date: Friday, September 29

– Time: 7:30 PM

– Location: Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis

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  1. “Dr. Jekyll and Mr. Hyde”

– Date: Sunday, October 1

– Time: 1:30 PM

– Location: Commonweal Theatre, Lanesboro

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  1. “Arsenic & Old Lace”

– Date: Sunday, October 1

– Time: 2:00 PM

– Location: Theatre in the Round Players, Minneapolis

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  1. “Falsettos”

– Date: Thursday, October 5

– Time: 7:30 PM

– Location: Ritz Theater, Minneapolis

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  1. “The Importance of Being Earnest” (ASL-Interpreted)

– Date: Saturday, October 7

– Time: 1:00 PM

– Location: Guthrie Theater, Minneapolis

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Don’t miss these opportunities to experience the arts with audio descriptions, making theater accessible to all. Reserve your tickets today!


Please visit the provided links for more information and ticket details. 🎟️🎉

At Vision Loss Resources, we’re committed to making a positive impact on the lives of visually impaired students. That’s why we believe in the power of accessibility, and today, we’re celebrating our journey towards a more inclusive online space.

Recently, we put our website to the test using accessabilitytest.org, and we scored an impressive 95/100 in accessibility. While we’re thrilled with our progress, we also acknowledge that there’s always room to grow.

🔍 What is accessabilitytest.org?

Accessabilitytest.org is an invaluable tool that helps us measure the accessibility of our website. It uses tools like AudioEye, WAVE, Axe, and HTML_CodeSniffer to evaluate the user-friendliness of our digital home.

🌐 Why is Accessibility Crucial?

Accessibility is more than just a score; it’s a commitment to inclusion. By ensuring our website is accessible to everyone, regardless of their abilities, we’re breaking down barriers and creating equal opportunities for all. Whether it’s students with visual impairments or anyone else, we want our website to be a welcoming space for everyone.

Join us on our journey towards a more accessible online world. Let’s keep striving for inclusivity and learning how we can improve together. 🚀

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With the expert guidance of our talented instructor, Lauren, our students in the Techniques for Daily Living class added a new dimension to their math lessons using their brand-new Lego Braille Bricks!

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🎿 Shining a Spotlight on the 2024 Ski for Light International Event! 🎿

We’re excited to join hands with Ski for Light, Inc. as they bring forth an extraordinary event that celebrates inclusivity and adventure. Introducing the week-long cross-country skiing experience tailored for individuals who are blind, visually impaired, or have mobility challenges. This event, with a rich history spanning almost 50 years, promises an inspiring journey alongside dedicated Cross-Country Ski guides.

🌲 A Journey of Empowerment

Ski for Light fosters a vibrant community where strengths are celebrated. This annual event offers an opportunity to connect with nature, forge friendships, and unleash your potential through the exhilarating sport of Cross-Country Skiing.

✨ Guiding the Way

Throughout this journey, experienced Cross-Country Skiing instructors are by your side, providing guidance and support. Their expertise ensures a safe, enjoyable, and transformative skiing experience.

❄️ Embark on Your Unique Adventure

Imagine the thrill of gliding through picturesque landscapes, surrounded by the beauty of the outdoors. The event features trails catering to various skill levels, enabling participants to engage in cross-country skiing and discover a newfound passion.

🗓️ Save the Date

Mark your calendar for January 28 to February 4, 2024 – the dates of this exceptional event in Rhinelander, Wisconsin. It’s your chance to be part of an adventure that transcends barriers and creates cherished memories.

👉 Learn More & Ignite Your Excitement

Ready to be a part of this life-enriching experience? Explore their website for detailed information (applications, costs, physical fitness), inspiring stories, and resources to embark on this incredible journey: https://www.sfl.org/

#SkiForLight #AdventureTogether

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Meet Our Team

Get to know the dedicated professionals and instructors at Vision Loss Resources who are committed to empowering individuals with vision loss. With a rich history of service in the Twin Cities, our team has been at the forefront of providing essential skills and support.

Upcoming Events

Oct 3, 2023 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Virtual Support Group

Join Zoom Meeting Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/6207585513 Zoom Call-in Number: (651) 372-8299  Meeting ID: 620 758 5513 Zoom One Tap Mobile: +16513728299,,6207585513#…

Oct 10, 2023 12:00 pm–1:00 pm

Virtual Mobile Technology

Join Zoom Meeting Zoom Link: https://us06web.zoom.us/j/6207585513 Zoom Call-in Number: (651) 372-8299  Meeting ID: 620 758 5513 Zoom One Tap Mobile: +16513728299,,6207585513#…

Oct 11, 2023 1:00 pm–2:30 pm

Readers Choice Book Club

Saving Amelie by Cathy Gohlke, DB88436. October 11th from 1pm until 2:30pm. Held virtually by calling number 612-843-2594 and by entering ID 79521565#.

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