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
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, 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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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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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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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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Joan Pinard
May 27, 2014
By Future In Sight

Joan Pinard stated it’s not easy to ask for help. But 5 years ago, following cataract surgery, Joan's eye doctor told her she had macular degeneration. "I knew something wasn’t right because I was starting to see some cloudiness in my vision and was having difficulty with reading and driving. I was hoping it wasn’t macular degeneration."

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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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