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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…

Services during coronavirus

Even as Minnesota relaxes its COVID-related restrictions, Vision Loss Resources will continue to keep our clients and staff safe. New to our services? Let’s discuss your vision issues in person. We can meet you in your home. Zoom meetings are okay, too. Vision loss discussion groups are online; some…

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…

Responding to pandemic

In order to keep our clients and staff safe, Vision Loss Resources has temporarily suspended its services as a proactive measure against the spread of coronavirus (COVID-19). Our program offices are closed. We are still here to help! We are working remotely and can return your call. Please leave a…

Linda holding two hand-sized coil clay sculptures

At the End of the Tunnel, Linda Brant-Malm Shines Light

Watching Linda Brant-Malm host one of her tactileARTtalks, you will quickly learn several things about her: Linda is an artist, a storyteller, a teacher. As the talk unfolds, you’ll also discover she has an empathetic ear and sharp sense of humor. And yes, you will understand that she’s living…

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…