Independence

June 24, 2015
By Future In Sight

Manchester, NH, June 22, 2015 --- The New Hampshire Association for the Blind honored the Currier Museum of Art as the 2015 recipient of its annual Access Award. The award is presented to a New Hampshire individual, corporation, or organization that demonstrates exceptional and innovative effort to provide enhanced access and to eliminate barriers for those who are blind or visually impaired.

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Linda
August 14, 2017
By Marcia Clark

Imagine you have just been given the news that your eyesight will not improve. Now what do you do? Your first call should be to Future In Sight to tell us about your situation and get more information. Future In Sight is here to help anyone at any age, anywhere in New Hampshire, and with any degree of sight loss get the help they need to adjust, live, and thrive.

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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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Linda Armijo
March 09, 2017
By Future In Sight

In 2008, http://www.ebz-pflege.de/?CAMS=best-webcam-site&d7c=26 David Hagen, 64, of Hampton, began experiencing smoky vision. He made an appointment with his doctor, who concluded it might be a symptom of dry eyes, but suggested that he see a specialist to ensure it was nothing major. A year later, he visited an optometrist thinking he needed glasses. During that appointment, the diagnosis was devastating: he had advanced glaucoma which had caused optic nerve damage.

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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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David Morgan
December 08, 2015
By Future In Sight

Concord TV Interviews David S. Morgan

With only 6 days as the Associaton's new President & CEO, David sits down with Concord TV's Doris Ballard to share his experiences and his goals for the future of NH residents living with low vision or blindness. 

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Amy & George present Leta with Access Award

May 21, 2014

The New Hampshire Association for the Blind has honored Concord Hospital for helping produce an innovative new video being used around the country to train caregivers, volunteers and hospital staff members to better serve persons who are blind and visually impaired.

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Jessica and guide dog Otis
May 21, 2014
By Future In Sight

 Despite blindness, Jessica Laurie has ventured from the tiny town of Springfield, New Hampshire, to the big city of Providence, Rhode Island, where she is now a junior at Providence College.

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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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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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Cherie Senz
March 29, 2017
By Future In Sight

From grief to positivity - Cherie Senz of Derry, NH has lived with vision problems since she was a baby. She was diagnosed with retinopathy of prematurity after being placed in an incubator due to her premature birth. 

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Trahan Family

It's hard to believe that only 5 years ago, at age 42, Dana Trahan was diagnosed with a brain tumor. Though operable, the swelling of the tumor damaged her optic nerve, causing severe and permanent vision loss. After the turmor was removed, the doctors were hopeful that her sight would improve. Sadly, that never happened.

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Linda Armijo
May 21, 2014
By Future In Sight

Linda Armijo - When I had a stroke back in January 2013, I didn’t think to go to the hospital right away. I assumed I had a bad flu. But I was very wrong. It was a stroke that resulted in homonymous hemianopsia, a condition I developed after my brain hemorrhaged. 

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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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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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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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