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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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Event volunteer gets a puppy kiss at the Guiding Eyes booth

It’s hard to believe this year was our 13th Annual Walk for Sight! About 275 walkers ventured through historic downtown Concord, spreading the message that anyone can live and thrive with vision loss. 

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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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Giuseppe
January 17, 2019
By Future In Sight

Monday, October 28, 2019 - Giuseppe's in Meredith

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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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Sunu Band
May 17, 2016
By David Morgan

As President and CEO of the New Hampshire Association for the Blind at the McGreal Sight Center, it is my pleasure to bring you the first in a series of interviews with trendsetters and technology leaders. These dynamic individuals are creating solutions for accessibility to help children and adults who are blind or visually impaired to live and thrive with sight loss.

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Randy & Autumn Walk Nashua Streets
April 14, 2016
By Marcia Clark

Maybe you've heard the phrase, "Don't judge a person until you walk a mile in their shoes." We've created a way for local supporters of the blind and visually impaired to do so!

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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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Linda
April 05, 2016
By Future In Sight

Do you find daily life to be difficult with vision loss? Are you unable to enjoy your hobbies due to vision issues? Have you stayed indoors because you're afraid of falling?

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Using a Brailler

NHPR recently reported on the training provided by Future In Sight to N.H. Voters on the State's accessible voting system, One4All.

CONCORD, N.H. — About 15 people in Concord learned how to use voting technology for the visually impaired at FutureInSight, a local non-profit. 

The system, called One4All, was first used in the 2016 state primary. 

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