CONCORD, NH (March 20, 2017) – Future In Sight, formerly known as the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, will be hosting Opening Space for the Future of Sight on April 11 from 8:30 a.m. to 4:30 p.m. at the Capitol Center for the Arts in Concord, New Hampshire.
This learning exchange aims to generate dynamic new conversations and action around the future of blindness and sight loss across disciplines, demographics, and industry segments including education, training, and rehabilitation services for babies, children, adults and seniors
CONCORD, NH (March 10, 2017) – Future In Sight - formally known as the New Hampshire Association for the Blind - has welcomed Gene Martin as the new Director of Development. Future In Sight serves those who are blind and visually impaired by helping them develop the skills to live independent, fulfilling lives at home, work, school, and in the community.
In 2008, David Hagen, 64, of Hampton, began experiencing smoky vision. He made an appointment with his doctor, who concluded it might be a symptom of dry eyes, but suggested that he see a specialist to ensure it was nothing major. A year later, he visited an optometrist thinking he needed glasses. During that appointment, the diagnosis was devastating: he had advanced glaucoma which had caused optic nerve damage.
CONCORD, NH (March 1, 2017) – Today, New Hampshire Association for the Blind announced it will be transitioning to a new name – Future In Sight. The Concord-based nonprofit organization works with those who are blind and visually impaired, helping them develop the skills to live independent, fulfilling lives at home, at work, at school, and in the community.
“We are elated to share this news,” said David Morgan, Future In Sight’s President and CEO. “We believe our new name, Future In Sight, better represents how our organization has grown and adapted to changing needs and demographics. In addition to serving those in New Hampshire, we now provide services in bordering states, and 93 percent of our clients are visually impaired - not blind - so we believe that our new name more accurately reflects the larger community we seek to serve.”
After 105 years of working to improve the lives of blind and visually impaired people in our state, today is a new day.
The New Hampshire Association for the Blind will now be known as Future In Sight. We are so proud to announce our name change, and we believe that Future In Sight more accurately represents our clientele since 93 percent of our clients are visually impaired - not blind - and our geographic scope extends to states bordering New Hampshire. Our name aims to capture the optimism and hopefulness of new technologies, therapies, and programs that are always on the horizon to enhance the quality of life for our clients.
“Feeling My Way Into Blindness,” an essay published in The New York Times in November by Edward Hoagland, an 84-year-old nature and travel writer and novelist, expressed common fears about the effects of vision loss on quality of life.