News

Illuminating vision loss: schedule a presentation today!

Five sighted board members and managers tried on low vision simulator goggles and attempted to read or see long distances. If you’re a sighted person, our trained specialists would like to help you understand a little more about the experience of having vision loss or blindness. Informational presentations are right…

Vision Loss Resources talks to Freddie Bell of KMOJ

This past September, Vision Loss Resources was in conversation with Freddie Bell! Bell is the General Manager of KMOJ, “The People’s Station,” a vibrant community radio station dedicated to great music and award-winning journalism. In these excerpts from his show “New Beginnings,” Bell talks with Susan Anderson and Mark Dahlberg…

Gourds and pumpkins

A visit to the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum

Have you visited the Minnesota Landscape Arboretum recently? Often ranked as the nation’s best arboretum, it’s the University of Minnesota’s horticultural and landscape site with over 1,200 acres of gardens, wetlands, woods, orchards, and more. Whether you’re a gardener, a landscaper, or simply a nature-lover, there’s something for you all…

Vision Loss Resources table

Partnering with Minnesota’s optometrists

Vision Loss Resources sponsored the Minnesota Optometric Association’s 2019 Fall Meeting on a beautiful September weekend. We were eager to meet and make connections with some of the nearly 200 eye care professionals at the event. Many of them were unaware that their patients could access services and support after…

Louie McGee

TEDxMinneapolis: Louis McGee, friend of Vision Loss Resources

He’s a visionary, nonprofit entrepreneur, triathlete, the youngest speaker ever at TEDxMinneapolis, and he’s legally blind. We’re proud to know Louis McGee and we can’t wait to share the video of his TED Talk from August 10, 2019! The video will be available in 2020. Louie McGee…

Kate Grathwol

Interview with Kate Grathwol, President and CEO

“Imagine you’re driving 40 mph down the freeway and the whole rest of the world is speeding past you. That’s what living with vision loss is like.” Listen to this podcast to learn how Vision Loss Resources’ President and CEO, Kate Grathwol, sees the future of the organization.