Education

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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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

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July 05, 2017
By Future In Sight
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CONCORD, NH (May 30, 2017) – To improve access to technology and educational materials available to blind and visually impaired schoolchildren in New Hampshire, the state Department of Education is partnering with Future In Sight, a Concord-based nonprofit that offers therapeutic, educational, and recreational services to sight impaired residents, to help train teachers on new technology and curriculum that can help children learning with sight limitations.

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CONCORD, N.H. (April 20, 2017) – Future In Sight has partnered with Crotched Mountain Foundation’s ATECH Services to run the vision loss education program formerly offered by ATECH Services. The agreement allows Future In Sight to expand the availability of education services for blind and visually impaired children across the state.

Crotched Mountain Foundation will continue to handle the management, finances, and structure of ATECH Services, which provides assistive technology to children and adults with disabilities.

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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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Hannah & Andrea
August 22, 2017
By Future In Sight

Meet Parish Mahoney. Parish is your typical teenage boy who loves to watch sports, play basketball, and participate in his high school service organization.

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Using a Brailler
May 24, 2017
By Future In Sight

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.

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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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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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Hannah & Andrea
June 29, 2017
By Future In Sight

Like many clients of New Hampshire Association for the Blind, Andrea Poirier has lived with vision problems her entire life.

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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

http://marquisbroadcast.com/?WEBCAMS-HERE=blacked-porno&bce=9a 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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Group exploration

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.

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August 15, 2017
By David Morgan

Future In Sight in Partnership with Aira offers Opportunity for Innovative Technology Service

Concord, NH – August 22, 2017:  Future In Sight is dedicated to exploring new technologies that will assist students with sight loss. The latest technologies are dramatically enhancing the ways in which students succeed both inside and outside the classroom. Our latest partnership with Aira, allows for incoming college freshmen to try out the latest technology as they embark on their next adventure. 

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Hands on scaled model activity
January 09, 2017
By Future In Sight

Helping Sightless Citizens 

Brad Cook recently attended a Future In Sight mission tour at our offices in Concord. In his recent article for Cook on Concord published in the NH Business Review he shares his experience. Click here for the complete article.  

 

About New Hampshire Association for the Blind
Headquartered at the McGreal Sight Center in Concord, the New Hampshire the Association for the Blind was founded in 1912, with the mission to advance the independence of persons who are blind and visually impaired. Over the last 105 years, the Association has grown to offer a complete range of specialized professional education and vision rehabilitation services that help babies, children, adults, and elders who have little to no vision to obtain access to a full range of services. The Association is the only private, nonprofit provider of statewide, comprehensive direct vision rehabilitation and educational services throughout the state of New Hampshire for persons of all ages who are blind or visually impaired.

For more information on the New Hampshire Association for the Blind’s programs and services, please call 603-224-4039 or visit www.futureinsight.org. If you'd like to attend a Future In Sight mission tour please contact Marcia Clark at mclark@futureinsight.org

 

 


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Strawbery Banke Museum Curator, Erik Wochholz

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. 

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Image By Paul Rogers
February 20, 2017
By Super User

“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.

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