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April 30, 2018

Understanding The Critical Needs of NH's Blind & Visually Impaired 

Tom Raffio of Northeast Delta Dental Radio recently took the time to sit down with David Morgan. In this 20 minute interview they discuss a myriad of topics ranging from the critical issues faced by NH's blind and visually impaired community to the numerous ways individuals can get involved with the mission of Future In Sight. I encourage you to take a listen to this podcast. As always, we welcome and appreciate your comments.   

 

 


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

January 02, 2017

The Advocacy Committee of Future In Sight, in recent years, has been aware of New Hampshire companies, organizations and individuals who have made their facilities, programs and information accessible for persons who are blind or visually impaired. Blindness is a low incidence disability that requires a unique and specific approach to accessibility. This might include; contrast lines on stairways, descriptive video, Braille and large print brochures, audio mobile tours and tactile and embossed materials. The Agency wants to acknowledge these efforts through our annual Access Award.

Read Full Story > Future In Sight Accepting Nominations for Annual Access Award

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

Guided ice skating at Strawbery Banke
April 13, 2017

NH Magazine's Sarah Calahan recently interviewed David Morgan, President & CEO of Future In Sight to talk about our recent name change and the impact our programs and services have on individuals living with sight loss. We are featured in this month's online edition as their "Good Cause of the Month."

Read Full Story > Good Cause of the Month: Future In Sight