If you have vision loss and would like to learn about ballet, a free eight week course is available online.
Movement Research is offering a course starting this Saturday, April 9 from 3-4:30 p.m. (CST) running through the next seven Saturdays. The course introduces students to necessary concepts such as turnout, torso stability, foot sensitivity and mobility, sightless balancing, and the use of a taped floor for orientation.
The course is taught via Zoom, and there is an option to attend by phone, as well.
To register, send an e-mail to email@example.com or call 929-367-0025.
For more information on other virtual courses, visit https://movementresearch.org
Northwest Hills Eye Care is presenting the first ever low vision awareness expo in Austin on Saturday, May 4th. Attendees will hear presentations by experts in the field of vision impairment and have an opportunity to meet with exhibitors who provide resources and technology related to low vision and blindness.
This event will be from 9 am to 2 pm at the Austin Jewish Community Center, located at 7300 Hart Lane.
To RSVP for this event, or for more information, contact Regina at 512-328-0555, or e-mail Regina@nwhillseyecare.com
VFO and the American Foundation for the Blind Center on Vision Loss in Dallas are partnering to provide a two day training on ZoomText. This training is available for both visually impaired and sighted individuals, but space is limited. Here are the details:
What: ZoomText training
Where: American Foundation for the Blind Center on Vision Loss, 11030 Ables Lane, Dallas, TX 75229
When: July 26 – 27, 2017, 9 am – 4 pm
Registration is available online at this link: https://events.r20.constantcontact.com/register/eventReg?oeidk=a07ee5p4qzkcc37316c&oseq=&c=&ch=&utm_source=AFB&utm_campaign=6c59328801-CVL_Transportation+and+Training&utm_medium=email&utm_term=0_ec813cd965-6c59328801-167412569
Contact information for VFO:
800-444-4443 extension 3
For directions to the American Foundation for the Blind Center on Vision Loss please contact:
Here are three upcoming events sponsored by the AFB Center on Vision Loss in Dallas:
1) The seminar entitled: Balance: Getting Back to Basics has been re-scheduled.
New date: Thursday, April 20th
Time: noon – 3 pm
Location: AFB Center on Vision Loss, 11030 Ables Lane in Dallas
RSVP to: Neva Fairchild at firstname.lastname@example.org or call 214-438-5316
Lunch will be provided.
2) The Balance Intervention Study has also been re-scheduled
New dates: Thursday, April 20th, or Friday, April 21st, by appointment, for pre-test assessments
Location: AFB Center on Vision Loss, 11030 Ables Lane in Dallas
Contact: Neva Fairchild at email@example.com or 214-438-5316
This study consists of a 12 week training program designed for individuals who are 55 years or older and have vision loss. Study participants will have access to balance equipment and Tai Chi classes. Pre and post tests will be conducted.
3) Free self-defense class for the visually-impaired community
Date: Friday, April 28th
Time: 10 am
Location: Grand Room, Sedona Village Senior Living, 2800 Sedona Ranch Drive in Fort Worth
RSVP to: Terry at 940-206-6829
This specialized class is specifically for individuals who use white canes.
The Color of Blind is an interactive art show by Trina Geurra Bacon and Katherine Brown. First debuting in 2013, “The show allows visually impaired individuals, along with others with special sensory needs or challenges, to better connect with art,” explains Bacon. The exhibit showcases artwork designed especially to evoke smell, touch and taste. “Everyone should be able to fully experience art. We say ‘Yes- please touch the art!’” The Color of Blind is free and open to the public.
The Color of Blind Exhibit
Dates: April 17, 2017– April 20, 2017
Times: Monday through Friday 8 a.m. – 5 p.m.
Location: 115 Plaza De Armas San Antonio, TX 78205
For more information call: 210.206.ARTS or 210.206.8787
The Foundation Fighting Blindness is hosting a free seminar for persons interested in learning about age-related Macular Degeneration, Retinitis Pigmentosa, and related disorders. Seating is limited. A continental breakfast will be provided. In addition to sessions, vendors will be available to promote low vision services and products.
Here is the pertinent information:
Date: Saturday, February 25
Time: 8 a.m. to 1 p.m.
Location: Best Western Plus Dallas Hotel & Conference Center
8051 Lyndon B. Johnson Freeway
Dallas, TX 75251
Advanced Registration: 800-647-0008 or http://www.FightBlindness.org/DallasFortWorthSeminar
Computers for the Blind
The Dallas-area based company that provides refurbished desktop and laptop computers for individuals with visual disabilities is offering, while supplies last, computers for a special low price of $50 if you receive Social Security payments. Call 214-340-6328 for more information.
New Low Vision Store: 4 Low Vision
4 Low Vision is a new store that will have its grand opening on Friday, July 15th. The store is part of the American Foundation for the Blind’s Center on Vision Loss. The store will sell items such as portable and desktop video magnifiers, clocks, and kitchen and medical items. To contact 4 Low Vision, call 469-522-1803 or send an e-mail to firstname.lastname@example.org
Location: 11030 Ables Lane
Hours of operation: 10 am-2 pm on Tuesdays and Wednesdays and noon-4 pm on Thursdays
There will be two low vision events in Houston in July 2016:
Low Vision Education Day
Friday, July 8th, from 9 a.m.-noon.
Center for Visual Rehabilitation, Raye and Ed White Conference Center, at 6400 Fannin St, 19th Floor.
This expo will include sessions and a vendor area to learn about products and services for the low vision community. The event is free. The program will not begin until 9 a.m., so individuals who arrive early will be asked to wait downstairs.
Please RSVP by e-mail to email@example.com or call 713-559-5269.
Houston Area Insight Expo
Saturday, July 30th, 9 a.m. – 2 p.m.
Health and Biomedical Sciences Building at the University of Houston main campus, 4811 Calhoun Road, Entrance 2A
The fifth annual Houston Area Insight Expo was originally scheduled for April 30th, but had to be canceled at the last minute due to historic flooding in Houston and surrounding areas. The expo will also feature workshops and a vendor area for attendees to learn about community resources. In addition, breakfast will be provided. Attendees who registered for the first event do not need to re-register. The cost is $5 for individuals who register before July 15th, and $10 for those register after July 15th.
Please go to the HAVIN (Houston Area Visually Impaired Network) Facebook page for the registration link and media release form: https://www.facebook.com/havintx/?fref=ts
5th Annual Insight Expo
Sponsored by the Houston Area Visually Impaired Network (HAVIN)
Date: Saturday, April 30
Time: 9 AM – 2 PM, registration begins at 8:30 AM
Location: University of Houston (Main Campus), Health and Biomedical Sciences Building, 4811 Calhoun, Houston, TX
The theme this year is “Advocacy In Action” with workshops discussing Advocacy in the Community, Advocacy in the Workplace, and Advocacy in Government.
It will be a half-day of programming, workshops, and shared resources for the greater Houston visually impaired community.
For more information visit: facebook.com/havintx
A Wireless Independence Now training workshop will occur in the Dallas area on Wednesday, October 14th, from 8:30 – 10:00 am.
The presentation will cover the accessibility features of Apple and Android phones and tablets.
The workshop will take place at the AT&T Store of the Future, 5100 Beltline Road, Ste. 1032,
Addison, TX 75254
For more information, please contact Kendra Cox Ragsdale, by phone at 512-923-8934, or by e-mail at firstname.lastname@example.org