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March 2013 Newsletter
 
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Lower Confidence + Lower Understanding = Lower Employment Rates
 
For many people the act of “going to work” isn’t just about income, it’s also about self-confidence and the chance to showcase their skills and have them be appreciated on a daily basis. It’s a societal norm that takes place every day – except when it suddenly doesn’t, or worse, when it never did. In 2011, the National Federation of the Blind estimated that only 36.8% of adults between the ages of 21 and 64, who reported significant vision impairment, were employed.

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 Tech Spotlight: Refreshabraille 18 
 
At Lighthouse Central Florida we like to keep up with the newest technology hitting the market. As advances in technology continue to provide a great number of resources for individuals who are blind or visually impaired, one particularly helpful invention comes in the form of braille displays. These devices convert the text on computer monitors or portable device screens to refreshable lines of braille. So maintaining your privacy while keeping up with the latest headlines when you’re on the go has never been easier!

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Quality of Life and Eye Disease: How Age-Related Optical Conditions Can Affect You
 
The vision of “growing old” is changing. Continuing advances in quality of life are making getting older something to look forward to, a reward for all the hard work of your youth. Adults living into their nineties, while never getting “elderly,” are becoming common place. With that in mind, age-related eye disease can come as a deep shock to adults on the cusp of, or in, retirement...

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Students who are Visually Impaired Face Virtual Hurdles at Tech Olympics
 
With technology ranging from the functional to the entertaining, it seems like just about everyone has a love for tech, especially kids. There was no better place to see this then at the recent Technology Olympics competition for students who are visually impaired. The event, hosted by the Texas Region III Education Service Center, featured a group of 19 students from a number of grade levels and skill sets. They came from 11 different counties to compete in the one-day tech competition.

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UPCOMING EVENTS

 spree 
www.ShopSPREE.org

April 25, 26 & 27
10:00 a.m. - 5:00 p.m.
at
Winter Park 330
330 Fairbanks Ave
Winter Park, FL 32789

SPREE is an annual pop-up consignment shop hosted by a committee of passionate and motivated women from Central Florida called "Women with a Vision."

All proceeds benefit Lighthouse Central Florida’s Early Intervention program.

For more info visit:
www.ShopSPREE.org
 

dining-in-the-dark
DiningInTheDarkOrlando.com

Thursday, May 8, 2014
6:00 - 9:00 p.m.
at
Second Harvest Food Bank
411 Mercy Drive
Orlando, FL 32805

Together Lighthouse Central Florida & Second Harvest Food Bank of Central Florida are bringing the Dining in the Dark experience back to Orlando!

Dining in the Dark is a unique sensory experience like no other! Guests will enter a world of smell, taste, sound, & texture in total darkness!


For more info visit:
DiningInTheDarkOrlando.com
 

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Party in The Park

Friday, June 6, 2014
6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

at
Winter Park Civic Center
1050 West Morse Blvd
Winter Park, FL 32789

Join Lighthouse Central Florida’s Young Executive Committee for a night filled with spectacular food, drinks, live entertainment, silent auction, and a unique cheese and wine pairing under blindfold!


For more info visit:
LighthouseCentralFlorida.
kintera.org/PartyInThePark

 
      

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