VISIONS In The News

Andrew S. Fisher, PhD, Joins VISIONS Board of Directors

March 13, 2020 | 0 Comments

VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired today announced that Andrew S. Fisher PhD, has joined VISIONS Board of Directors effective 3/10/2020, following his retirement from the Lavelle Fund for the Blind on February 28, 2020 where he served as Executive Director for 20 years. […]

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Nonprofit advocates call for $100M state investment into their infrastructure

February 5, 2020 | 0 Comments

Source: NYN First Read Advocates are calling on New York state to make a recurring $100 million investment into a program that allows nonprofits to access funds for infrastructure projects as part of this year’s budget. Established in 2015, the Nonprofit Infrastructure Capital Investment Program allows nonprofits to apply for grants to help them make technological upgrades, renovate or expand spaces used for programming, take on accessibility projects and improve energy efficiency. The state pitched in a total of $120 million over the course of its first three years, allowing it to make grants to 269 nonprofits. But since fiscal year […]

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Ezvid Wiki Includes VISIONS on its Groups Working To Help The Blind & Visually Impaired list

October 29, 2019 | 0 Comments

Founded in 2011, Ezvid Wiki was the world’s first video wiki, and is now among the top 3,000 websites in the United States. Their YouTube channel has over 500,000 subscribers, with nearly 300 million views since founding. Those with visual impairments deserve the same opportunities as the rest of society, regardless of where they live. These organizations are all working in their own ways to level the playing field through advocacy, community support, educational initiatives, and services intended to help the blind and visually impaired learn, work, and interact with their neighbors.  The full video can be accessed by visiting 6 […]

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Ford’s Feel the View smart window lets blind passengers enjoy the landscape

May 6, 2018 | 0 Comments

Ford has developed a “new haptic visual language” that allows blind people to experience the view through a car window. The Feel the View smart window captures an image of the surrounding scenery and translates it into vibrations on a tactile display that a passenger can explore through touch. Ford’s Feel the View smart window lets blind passengers enjoy the landscape   […]

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The New York Times: Simple Home Improvements for the Vision Impaired

April 13, 2018 | 0 Comments

Coping with vision impairment has become a necessity for many more people as the baby boom generation ages, but some simple improvements can help aging homeowners stay independent and safe. https://mobile.nytimes.com/2018/04/13/realestate/simple-home-improvements-for-the-vision-impaired.html?rref=collection%2Fissuecollection%2Ftodays-new-york-times&action=click&contentCollection=todayspaper […]

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Queens Perspectives: Visions – Party With a Purpose

March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

Tune in to QPTV to view the Visions Queens Advisory Board awards ceremony that honored Lion Charles W. McBride, PMJF, District Governor for the Lions Club of district 20-K1, for his many contributions to the community. http://www.qptv.org/content/queens-perspectives-visions-party-purpose   […]

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VISIONS Annual Dinner Features Fun and Inspiration

March 14, 2018 | 0 Comments

On Thursday, March 8 more than 150 people gathered at Tosca Marquee on East Tremont Avenue for the 25th annual Dinner and Award Ceremony for Visions VCB, the renowned organization that provides free services for the blind and visually impaired. VISIONS Annual Dinner Features Fun and Inspiration   […]

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Employment of People with Disabilities with Nancy Miller

November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

Nancy D. Miller has worked with people of all ages who are blind and multi-disabled since 1971, and as Executive Director/CEO of VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired for over 30 years. http://www.blogtalkradio.com/bhp/2017/11/30/employment-of-people-with-disabilities-with-nancy-miller […]

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The Diner With the Braille Menu

November 30, 2017 | 0 Comments

“Six in the morning,” said Sharon Lash, “I’m headed to the Malibu.” Ms. Lash, a petite woman, taps her way along 23rd Street with a white cane. She counts the doors, noting the sound each one makes as the cane hits it, then turns right.   […]

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Chelsea Bombing Honored by NYPD

November 17, 2017 | 0 Comments

The NYPD on Tuesday recognized the owners of a 23rd Street diner for stepping up when their neighbors needed them and helping feed first responders and the residents of a nearby home for the blind in the chaos that followed the Sept. 17 Chelsea bombing. https://www.dnainfo.com/new-york/20161117/chelsea/malibu-diner-chelsea-bombing-selis-manor-ahmad-rahami/ […]

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