[nfbwatlk] CSBPS has a new name (again?)
Noel.Nightingale at ed.gov
Wed Mar 2 12:05:42 CST 2011
the below newsletter from the Seattle-based Community Services for the Blind and Partially sighted states that CSBPS is changing its name to Sightconnection. I could comment at length about the name choice, but I first want to check on my memory about the history of this organization's name changes. the newsletter states:
" We have a new name, it's SightConnection!
We're proud of the work we have accomplished in the last 45 years as Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted and are very pleased to announce our exciting name transition and new look. Inspired by our continual growth and the need to adapt to changing demographics, we greatly look forward to expanding our efforts as SightConnection! "
However, I have a memory of CSBPS having been previously called Vision Services and before that Community Services for the Blind. My memories do not extend back as 45 years, but am I correct that it has not been known for the past 45 years as community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted?
Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 9:05 AM
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We have a new name, it's SightConnection!
We're proud of the work we have accomplished in the last 45 years as Community Services for the Blind and Partially Sighted and are very pleased to announce our exciting name transition and new look. Inspired by our continual growth and the need to adapt to changing demographics, we greatly look forward to expanding our efforts as SightConnection!
You'll see some changes in future newsletters, emails, mailings, promotional materials, and on our website, but we'll still be providing valuable tools, life skills, and community resources to help individuals remain active, vital, and independent despite vision loss.
We believe the unveiling of our new name and logo will increase understanding of the impact our agency has on people with vision loss!
Future PRISMs will be sent by address: PRISM at sightconnection.org.
Insight: A Low Vision Expo
Join us for the exciting opportunity to learn, share, and connect at our educational expo, Insight!
Hear the latest news on topics such as research, nutrition, technology, fall prevention, transportation, and emergency preparedness from professionals. Meet an array of vendors who provide specialized services in our community, communicate with others who share similar day to day experiences, and more!
Insight will be held on May 21, 2011 at the Lynnwood Convention Center from 9 a.m. - 3 p.m.
Click here to register now!
Sucess Story: Beatrice Fulton
Beatrice, also known as Bea, is a well connected client of CSBPS. At the age of 95 she walks with an air of confidence and maintains a busy schedule - something her vision loss has not changed.
"I love the outdoors; fly fishing, camping, picnicking, and site seeing. I love watching the ocean and seeing the rain forest on the Peninsula. I go outdoors for a walk every day the weather is nice." Bea confesses, however, that after moving to Washington from Minneapolis, a location known for having four seasons, she had to get acclimated to the weather patterns of the Pacific Northwest before she could truly appreciate it.
When Bea was diagnosed with macular degeneration five years ago... READ MORE!
Save Your Vision Month
Join us in acknowledging March as
Save Your Vision Month!
Introduced by the American Optometric Association,
Save Your Vision Month is announced each year to focus the public's attention on the vital role that vision plays in our daily lives and the importance of seeking professional eye care to preserve good vision. We encourage you to review our sight saving advice below and take action to be proactive in the care of your eyes and vision.
Healthy Habits for Healthy Eyes:
1. Pat attention to nutrition. Eating a diet low in fat and high in fruits, vegetables, and whole grains keeps your body healthy by providing nutrients for you to function at full capacity. READ MORE!
New and Improved Trekker Breeze
Last September, we wrote about the incredible traveling possibilities of the Trekker Breeze GPS. We're excited to share that the Breeze has been upgraded and improved, making traveling even easier for individuals with vision loss. Similar to an "ordinary" GPS, by typing in an address, the Breeze will guide you directly to your destination. READ MORE!
To see a video of someone utilizing the Breeze click here.
SightConnection: Clarity Amplified Photo Phone
Our new corded Clarity Amplified Phone makes dialing easier for everyone!
There are nine large buttons on the top of the base - there you can add in pictures, write names in large print, or place bump dots on the top to tell the buttons apart. This handy phone is hearing aid compatible and has a one-touch amplification button, which has the capability of amplifying incoming sounds up to ten times the normal level.
The numbers are extra large, soft-touch, and offer the high contrast of white on black. The ringer and volume controls are adjustable, which means this phone easily accomodates multiple users. This simple amplified phone works well for the hard of hearing, low vision individuals, or anyone who has trouble dialing phone numbers.
Enhancing the ability of people with vision loss to lead active, independent lives.
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