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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…

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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…

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…

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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…

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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

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. Here is his talk from TEDxMinneapolis!…

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.