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Updates from State Services for the Blind

State Services for the Blind Celebrates Global Accessibility Awareness Day At State Services for the Blind (SSB) we know that accessibility makes the digital world a better place for everyone. Good accessibility often means better usability and that improves life for all of us. What’s more, digital accessibility strengthens the…

Global Accessibility Awareness Day

Thursday, May 19, 2022, is the 11th Global Accessibility Awareness Day (GAAD)! The purpose of GAAD is to get everyone talking, thinking and learning about digital access and inclusion, and the more than one billion people with disabilities/impairments. To make this year special by joining one, two, or three of…

Services during coronavirus

As the COVID-19 pandemic continues, Vision Loss Resources is committed to keeping clients and staff safe. New to our services? Let’s discuss your vision issues and find solutions that work for you. We can meet you in your home. Zoom meetings are okay, too. Vision loss discussion groups are…

Getting around the Twin Cities with a navigation app

Vision Loss Resources clients are among the Metro Transit users who are busy test-driving an app that provides navigation assistance to low-vision or blind commuters. Metro Transit wants to make sure that the popular app, called Aira (pronounced EYE-rah), will work well within their transit systems. Aira is an app-based…

Committing to Social Justice

We at Vision Loss Resources strive to build a community of service, skills, and support for people with vision loss. As we continue to grieve the senseless death of George Floyd, we now find ourselves grieving even more with the death of Daunte Wright. We stand in solidarity with our…

Navigating the coffee shop: Aira at Starbucks

The barista’s to-do list: Fill the hopper with espresso beans. Steam the soy milk. Deliver fabulous customer service. Task #3 involves keeping everyone’s needs in mind, including coffee lovers who are low vision. If your coffee shop of choice is Starbucks, here’s some good news: 86 Starbucks locations throughout the…

A Year in the Life of VLR: 2019 Annual Report

We are proud to share some highlights of 2019: the clients we met, the experiences they had, and the partners who made it all possible.  Visit our 2019 annual report. Feel free to contact us with any questions by emailing info@visionlossresources.org.

Adapting during COVID

As we enter the second half of 2020, there is hope. Our staff embrace the opportunity to adapt services to meet the needs of the vibrant community that we serve. Our clients rise to the challenge of life during the pandemic with grit and determination. Adapting the Classroom Three weeks…

All about assistive technology

Here at Vision Loss Resources, our clients want to learn how tech can make the world more accessible through magnification, audio description and more. It’s a fast-growing field. Questions? Email info@visionlossresources.org for troubleshooting and to learn about our tech classes and one-on-one tech training. Here are a few of…