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June 26 2012 Vision Issues Newsletter

An Eye on vision Issues

Volume Six, Issue Four Week of June 24 to June 30

Hello, Everyone.
Hope everyone is having a good summer. Just heard in the news about a tropical storm in the Gulf of Mexico and several out of control wildfires. My thoughts and prayers go out to those in harms way.
On a lighter note, June 27th is Helen Keller’s birthday. Almost everyone who thinks of blindness immediately thinks of Helen Keller. Thank you, Helen for your bravery and determination that led to such great accomplishments. Helen is credited for introducing the Akita dog to America, becoming the first blind/deaf person to earn a Bachelor’s Degree, wrote 12 published books and awarded the Presidential Medal of Freedom.
Helen was born June 27, 1880 and died in her sleep at home on June 1st, 1968 in Arcan Ridge, Easton, Connecticut. Helen will always be known as one of America’s greatest women.

Employment Opportunities for the Visually Impaired: Courtesy of the American foundation for the Blind.

1. Orientation & Mobility Instructor II - Sacramento, CA

2. DHS Program Administrator - Little Rock, Arkansas

3. Transportation Specialist III - Sacramento, CA

Forum News:
Visit the forum and post your comments, questions or suggestions about the Vision Issues site. Let me know what topics you are interested in learning more about.
Also, post your questions or comments about this week’s article.

This Week’s Article: BARD National Library Services Program.
Information about downloading books and magazines from the National Library Services Website. Use the link provided below to go directly to the article.

Coming Next Week: How to handle a sidewalk encounter with the blind.
Learn some information about handling an encounter with a visually impaired person on a narrow or crowded sidewalk who is using a white cane.

Until next week – Have a great week!

Here's the latest article from the Vision Issues site at

National Library Services BARD Program Review
Do you know what the National Library Services BARD program offers the visually impaired and physically handicapped? Do you know what the letters B. A. R. D. represent in relation to people with visual and physical disabilities? Can a child join the BARD program? Is BARD a program you would enjoy?

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