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Stephanie using iPad to Facetime
June 22, 2017

Stephanie Hurd, Community Relations Coordinator at Future In Sight (formerly NH Association for the Blind) wrote this article for the Summer Issue of the New Hampshire RAP Sheet. This is a collaborative effort of the Disability Rights Center-NH, Institute on Disability, and NH Council on Developmental Disabilities. To download the issue in its entirety please click here

Read Full Story > Does Technology Help People with Vision Loss? You Decide...

Strawbery Banke Museum Curator, Erik Wochholz
June 19, 2017

PORTSMOUTH, N.H.(June 15, 2017) — Strawbery Banke Museum and Future In Sight (formerly the NH Association for the Blind) are both among the six beneficiaries of the Roger R. & Theresa S. Thompson Foundation Fund. On June 15 the two partnered on starting to realize the Thompson Fund award of a $20,000 grant to Strawbery Banke for a new Botanical Sciences program to complement the Horticulture Center now, in development. After the Thompson Fund encouraged partnerships among and between all six beneficiaries, the Strawbery Banke- Future In Sight collaboration became first. 

Read Full Story > Strawbery Banke and Future In Sight Partner on Interpretive Initiative

June 14, 2017

CONCORD, N.H. (June 2017) – Future In Sight was recently awarded a $5,000 grant from the Bishop’s Charitable Assistance Fund to support the New Hampshire Lives and Thrives Program, which provides critical vision rehabilitation services and offsets the costs of adaptive aids and devices, which do not receive insurance reimbursement.

Read Full Story > Bishop's Charitable Assistance Fund Supports the Mission of Future In Sight

June 01, 2017

CONCORD, NH (May 30, 2017) – To improve access to technology and educational materials available to blind and visually impaired schoolchildren in New Hampshire, the state Department of Education is partnering with Future In Sight, a Concord-based nonprofit that offers therapeutic, educational, and recreational services to sight impaired residents, to help train teachers on new technology and curriculum that can help children learning with sight limitations.

Read Full Story > Future In Sight awarded $300,000 contract from NH Department of Education

Using a Brailler
May 24, 2017

The Associated Press recently reported on the educational training currently being provided to inmates at the State of NH women's prison.

CONCORD, N.H. — Inside a prison workshop, several inmates tap away at what look like old typewriters.

The devices are actually Perkins Braillers, which are used to write the code relied upon by many visually impaired people. In a first for New Hampshire's prison system, 14 female inmates are spending much of the year learning Braille, so they can convert restaurant menus, textbooks and novels into Braille.

"To know I could actually do something good for somebody, that is good to know," said Molly Martel, who is in the fifth year of a 20- to 40-year sentence for stabbing a friend to death.

Read Full Story > Inmates Prepare for Life Outside of Prison

Group exploration
May 15, 2017

Almost 30,000 of your friends and fellow community members are living with profound sight loss right here in the Granite State, and they are not receiving the services they could be. Less than five percent got help last year –only a scant 1,100 people. They live in large swaths of rural New Hampshire and in our cities. They are old and young; middle class and living in poverty. But, most of all, they need access to technology, education, and therapeutic services to make their lives better as they navigate life without sight or limited vision.

Read Full Story > Offering a new lens on life for the visually impaired of New Hampshire