In The News

September 20, 2018

"Peer Support is a Crucial Element to Our Clients Success" 

Future In Sight provides an array of recreational activities for our clients who live with vision loss or blindness. A recent adventure of canoing and kayaking down the Contoocook River was captured by Nick Stoico of the Concord Monitor. His complete article can be found here

For more information about Future In Sight's programs and services, please call (603) 224-4039 or visit www.futureinsight.org. If you'd like to learn more about how we transfrom lives through education, training and support please join us for a tour of our mission. Contact Marcia Clark at This email address is being protected from spambots. You need JavaScript enabled to view it. to sign up.

Using a Brailler
September 10, 2018

NHPR recently reported on the training provided by Future In Sight to N.H. Voters on the State's accessible voting system, One4All.

CONCORD, N.H. — About 15 people in Concord learned how to use voting technology for the visually impaired at FutureInSight, a local non-profit. 

The system, called One4All, was first used in the 2016 state primary. 

Read Full Story > Visually Impaired N.H. Voters Get Training on Accessible Ballot System

Northeast Delta Dental Radio Logo
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 Organization 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