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May 2014 Newsletter
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Members "One Desire," a local Blind Bowlers team made up of alumni from Lighthouse Central Florida, were able to participate in The American Blind Bowlers Association's 67th Annual Championship Tournament. Ken Pleuss, One Desire team member and Lighthouse alumnus, took 1st Place! Congratulations to Ken and everyone who was able to bowl!

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 smartphones for sovereignty 
Regardless of who we are, from an early age there’s a spirit of independence running through each of us. No one wants to feel restricted or hopeless in the face of a challenge, they want to feel empowered and self-sufficient! While many people who are blind or have a visual impairment appreciate the assistance of a seeing eye dog or human guide, at times this reliance can feel like a threat to their independence. The rise of the smartphone is helping to change that and greater independence can be found in the palm of your hand.

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red light, green light?
Imagine your average urban center: speeding vehicles whizzing by, bustling pedestrians, uneven sidewalks, and the occasional traffic mishap. Can you picture the dangers you would encounter and the measures you would take to avoid them? Now just imagine navigating that same city and its ever-changing hazards without the use of your eyes. For people who are blind or visually impaired this is the norm, and a simple task like walking to the corner store can be a dangerous excursion.

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project starfish
A high unemployment rate among any group is alarming, but the shockingly high unemployment numbers for people who are blind or visually impaired is a shrieking chorus of sirens. We’ve discussed some of the reasons for these low employment rates in a previous article, where we also mentioned that there are a number of groups working hard to reverse this trend. One of these groups is Project Starfish.

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Party in The Park

Join Us This Friday!!
June 6, 2014

6:00 - 10:00 p.m.

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!

Tickets are $45 per person -or- $80 per couple
Tickets will be available at the door for $50.00 per person.

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