[nfbwatlk] CSBPS has a new name (again?)

Dean Martineau dean at topdotenterprises.com
Wed Mar 2 13:21:53 CST 2011


Your memory of the various names is accurate.  When I was growing up, they
were Community Services for the Blind.  Vision Services followed, I think
sometime in the early 80's.  

Dean


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Sent: Wednesday, March 02, 2011 10:06 AM
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Subject: [nfbwatlk] CSBPS has a new name (again?)

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?

Noel


Sent: Tuesday, March 01, 2011 9:05 AM
To: Nightingale, Noel
Subject: PRISM E-News March 2011

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March, 2011

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New Name! 

Insight: A Low Vision Expo 

Success Story: Beatrice Fulton 

Save Your Vision Month 

Trekker Breeze 

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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.  





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