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Archive: May 2013

Helping the Blind and Visually Impaired Victims of the Oklahoma Tornadoes

Wed, 29 May 2013 by Roxann Mayros

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Helping the Blind and Visually Impaired Victims of the Oklahoma TornadoesIn support of the many families who lost everything in the Oklahoma Tornadoes, and in support of like-minded agencies across our great nation, we would like to share some information with you that you may find interesting, and perhaps find you willing to help out.

After all, we are all in this together and helping one another is at the very foundation of mission statement and philosophy… We received the below email from Roxann Mayros, President & CEO of VisionServe Alliance:


Lighthouse Central Florida Congratulates Congressman Daniel Webster of Florida

Fri, 17 May 2013 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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Lighthouse Central Florida Congratulates Congressman Daniel Webster of FloridaLighthouse Central Florida is proud to share with you the Congressional Record Statement provided by Congressman Daniel Webster of Florida. Congressman Webster was honored by the National Industries for the Blind, the National Association for the Employment of People Who are Blind and Lighthouse Central Florida as an AbilityOne Champion. Congressman Webster has shown genuine interest...


A Mother's Vision

Thu, 16 May 2013 by Tim Freed - Winter Park/Maitland Observer

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A Mother's VisionSusan Johnson gently sets her 3-year-old son Jake on the living room carpet of her Apopka home. Jake hurriedly walks across the room toward the sunlight flooding through a large picture window at the front of the house. On the windowsill, a tall glass of grape juice waits for him, but he doesn’t drink it at first...

The Blind Experience: Beyond Labeling

Thu, 16 May 2013 by Marinela Ortiz

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The Blind Experience: Beyond LabelingFrom the Blind Experience Series: Beyond Labeling: Stickers and Tape For Women’s Make Up! By. Marinela Ortiz

Braille labels are great when it comes to labeling the items we tend to get, like soup cans, bottles, and DVDs. But there are times when labels can’t be used due to the size of the tape, or magnets, etc. – a good example is women’s make-up.

Susan Johnson – Walking A Path Of Love & Light

Wed, 15 May 2013 by The Park Press

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Susan Johnson – Walking A Path Of Love & LightTo view the original article on The Park Press website - click here

Susan Johnson, wife of Washington Nationals Major League Baseball team Manager, Davey Johnson, is one of Lighthouse Central Florida’s most committed advocates.  Her passion for the organization stems back to her first son, Jake...

Sharing Successes

Thu, 09 May 2013 by Perry Athanason

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Sharing SuccessWe have so much to be thankful for here at Lighthouse Central Florida. First of all, we have a group of amazing professionals who have dedicated their careers to helping, advocating and supporting the blind and visually impaired citizens of Central Florida – this in itself is a true gift. We also recognize...


From White to Neon

Mon, 06 May 2013 by Marinela Ortiz

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From White To NeonAs a visually impaired student at a big university like University of Central Florida, navigating around the campus is not an easy task. With so many buildings to find and classes that are spread out, it is a challenging task to navigate timely and safely. And that is only part of the challenge…