Vision

Linda
March 17, 2016
By Marcia Clark

Vision loss, at any age, can potentially be overwhelming. That doesn’t mean you have to sacrifice doing what you love to do or giving up your independence.

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People

The Association is appreciative of the continued support from the People's United Community Foundation. Their award of $2,500 for orientation and mobility services will provide assistance to the elderly, working-aged adults, and children in the communities we serve.

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November 17, 2016
By Marcia Clark

2016 Jo Adcock Service Award Presented to Randy Pierce 

Nashua, NH – November 17, 2016: On November 12th, during a celebratory fundraising dinner that was hosted by the organization 2020 Vision Quest, the New Hampshire Association for the Blind’s Client Services Committee surprised Randy Pierce of Nashua with the 2016 Jo Adcock Service Award.

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Boy running in snow
February 28, 2017
By David Morgan

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.

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Pictured L-R: Sue Manchester, Charlie McCaffery, George Theriault

November 19, 2015 - The Association's Client Services Committee presented the 2015 Jo Adcock Service Award to Charlie McCaffery.

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Stephanie using iPad to Facetime

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

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

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.

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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.

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iPhone and iPad
December 05, 2016
By Future In Sight

Learn More About Our Mission

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Nancy D and Consumer Using One4All System

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. 

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Guided ice skating at Strawbery Banke
April 13, 2017
By Future In Sight

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."

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Linda

The kitchen is one of the most challenging and dangerous areas of the home for people with all types of disabilities, including those with vision impairment. Fortunately, there are strategies and improvements you can make in the kitchen to improve accessibility for yourself or a loved one with impaired vision. Here’s a look at a few easy ways to make your kitchen more accessible.

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Hands on scaled model activity
November 17, 2016
By Future In Sight

Assocation Partners with Strawbery Banke on Interpretive Initiative

Portsmouth, New Hampshire (November 16, 2016) -- Strawbery Banke is celebrating being one of six beneficiaries of the Roger R. & Theresa S. Thompson Foundation Fund on two levels. First, the Thompson Fund announced the award of a $20,000 grant to Strawbery Banke for a new Botanical Sciences program to complement the Horticulture Center now, in development.

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Kate geocaching
October 15, 2015
By Future In Sight

I use a white cane at times because I have low vision.  Some people think the white cane is used only by people who are blind, but it is also used by people like me, who are visually impaired.

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October 13, 2016
By Marcia Clark

2016 Access Award Presented to Keene State College  

Keene, NH – October 7, 2016:  The New Hampshire Association for the Blind honored Keene State College as the 2016 recipient of its annual Access Award. The award is presented to a New Hampshire individual, corporation, or organization that demonstrates exceptional and innovative efforts to provide enhanced access and to eliminate barriers for those who are blind or visually impaired.

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NHAB Logo

The Advocacy Committee of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind has, in recent years, 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.

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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.

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David Morgan

Executive brings experience from the Perkins School for the Blind, ties to New Hampshire

November 2015 - Concord, NH - The Board of Directors of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind, the only statewide organization dedicated to the advancement of the independence of persons who are blind or visually impaired, is pleased to announce that David S. Morgan will be our new President and Chief Executive Officer, effective at the end of November.

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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.

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Student uses refreshable braille display and iPad in the classroom

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.

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