Advocacy

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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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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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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John and Jane Nucci

Concord, NH, — On November 15th, during an inaugural appreciation reception  that was hosted by Future In Sight the Client Services Committee surprised John and Jayne Nucci of Chester with the 2017 Jo Adcock Service Award.

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April 30, 2018
By Future In Sight

Understanding The Critical Needs of NH's Blind & Visually Impaired 

Tom Raffio of Northeast Delta Dental Radio recently took the time to sit down with David Morgan. In this 20 minute interview they discuss a myriad of topics ranging from the critical issues faced by NH's blind and visually impaired community to the numerous ways individuals can get involved with the mission of Future In Sight. I encourage you to take a listen to this podcast. As always, we welcome and appreciate your comments.   

 

 


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"Unique dining event is a fundraiser for crucial programs & services" 

Future In Sight seeks to advance the spirit of independence for individuals who are blind and visually impaired. Ray Duckler of the Concord Monitor captures the essence of his recent dining experience at Giuseppe's Pizzeria in Meredith, NH. His complete article can be found here

For more information about Future In Sight's programs and services, please call (603) 224-4039 or visit www.futureinsight.org. If you'd like to learn more about how we transform lives through education, training and support please join us for a tour of our mission. Contact Marcia Clark at mclark@futureinsight.org to sign up.

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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 Organization wants to acknowledge these efforts through our annual Access Award.

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September 20, 2018
By Future In Sight

"Peer Support is a Crucial Element to Our Clients Success" 

Future In Sight provides an array of recreational activities for our clients who live with vision loss or blindness. A recent adventure of canoeing and kayaking down the Contoocook River was captured by Nick Stoico of the Concord Monitor. His complete article can be found here

For more information about Future In Sight's programs and services, please call (603) 224-4039 or visit www.futureinsight.org. If you'd like to learn more about how we transform lives through education, training and support please join us for a tour of our mission. Contact Marcia Clark at mclark@futureinsight.org to sign up.

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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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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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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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