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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 stand in solidarity with our Black, Indigenous, and People of Color clients, colleagues, and communities. We acknowledge 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…

COVID-19 Reopening Plan

As we navigate the COVID-19 pandemic, Vision Loss Resources is finding new ways to serve our community while keeping our clients and staff safe. We are open with safety and distance protocols in place. Please call at (612) 871-2222 or email info@visionlossresources.org to learn more about these services: Low…

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…

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…