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September 14, 2016

NH Association for the Blind selected as Regional Clinical Assessment Partner by eSight 

Concord, NH – September 15, 2016:  The New Hampshire Association for the Blind has been chosen by eSight, a Toronto based firm, as their Regional Clinical Assessment Partner for their innovative, wearable, electronic, assistive technology designed specifically for individuals with low vision. As a partner NH Association for the Blind will serve as a regional provider of product demonstrations, client assessments, and training using its staff of occupational therapists and vision rehabilitation specialists.

Read Full Story > New Partnership to Bring Innovative Eyewear Technology to NH and Beyond

August 30, 2016

Partnership between local organizations will provide outreach and training on iCanConnect 

Concord, NH – August 30, 2016:  iCanConnect is a federal program designed to help individuals with combined hearing and vision loss to connect with family, friends and community. It was established by the FCC in an effort to comply with the 21st Century Video and Communications Accessibility Act, a federal law that required people with disabilities to have access to modern communications technology that enable distance communication.

Read Full Story > NH Association for the Blind Partners with Northeast Deaf and Hard of Hearing Services

Nancy D and Consumer Using One4All System
August 29, 2016

It’s easy to take the act of voting for granted. Getting out and voting on Election Day seems rather simple, right? Most of us can drive, walk, or bike to a polling location. We tell the poll worker our names. Then we walk into private voting booths to cast our handwritten ballots. We deliver those ballots to the counting machine, and we’re on our way with “I Voted” stickers on our shirts. 

Read Full Story > Get Out and Vote: Accessible Voting in New Hampshire Is Here to Stay!

Student uses refreshable braille display and iPad in the classroom
August 25, 2016

Grant funding from the NH Department of Education to Allow for Training of Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments

Concord, NH – August 25, 2016:  With a generous grant from the New Hampshire Department of Education a research pilot study will be implemented which will seek to provide a small team of Teachers of Students with Visual Impairments (TVI’s) with an introduction to Communities of Practice (CoPs), additional education in available assistive technologies and common ways to leverage technology to accelerate learning, as well as strategies to provide timely and cost effective accessible materials to students with vision impairment.

Read Full Story > NH Association for the Blind to Pilot an Accessible Materials and Technology Study

Event volunteer gets a puppy kiss at the Guiding Eyes booth
July 07, 2016

It’s hard to believe this year was our 13th Annual Walk for Sight! About 275 walkers ventured through historic downtown Concord, spreading the message that anyone can live and thrive with vision loss. 

Read Full Story > Noteworthy Reflections from This Year's Walk for Sight

Ladies of the 2015-2016 peer support group in Manchester
June 14, 2016

When five ladies gather at the William B. Cashin Senior Activity Center in Manchester, it is far from an ordinary meeting. These women share similar challenges and walk alongside one another in a unique way: each of them is visually impaired and almost all live alone.

Read Full Story > Empowering the Women of Manchester

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