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Archive: June 2013


Reach Out and Teach: Helping Your Child Who is Visually Impaired Learn and Grow

Mon, 24 Jun 2013 by Kay Ferrell

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Reach Out and Teach: Helping Your Child Who is Visually Impaired Learn and GrowLighthouse Central Florida would like to share the following message from the American Foundation for the Blind

From Reach Out and Teach: Helping Your Child Who is Visually Impaired Learn and Grow
By: Kay Ferrell

There is no better time than summertime for toddlers who are blind or visually impaired to begin to learn about the outdoors and playing outside. In this excerpt...

 


It’s Time to Move Beyond Overhead

Wed, 19 Jun 2013 by GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and BBB Wise Giving

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It's time to move beyond overheadIn a historic move, the leaders of the country’s three leading sources of information on nonprofits – GuideStar, Charity Navigator, and BBB Wise Giving Alliance – penned an open letter to the donors of America denouncing the “overhead ratio” as a valid indicator of nonprofit performance.

The letter, signed by all three organization’s CEOs, marks the beginning of a campaign to correct the common misconception that the percentage of charity’s expenses that go to administrative and fundraising costs...


The Blind Experience: Sharing the Beauty of Anime Despite Being Visually Impaired

Thu, 13 Jun 2013 by Marinela Ortiz

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The Blind Experience: Sharing the Beauty of Anime Despite Being Visually Impaired!As a convention goer, there are many conventions to choose from as a new year starts and flies by! Here in Orlando, we have so many conventions going on such as MegaCon that tends to happen in February or March. University of Central Florida’s very own KnightroKon; Florida Anime Experience during Memorial Day weekend; and a new one taking place towards the end of August, MythiCon...

 


June Marks the Anniversary of the Wagner-O’Day Act

Mon, 10 Jun 2013 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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June Marks the 75th Anniversary of the Wagner-O’Day ActOn June 25th, 1938, President Franklyn D. Roosevelt sat down to sign one of the most significant pieces of legislation of his presidency –the Wagner-O’Day Act. This act was years in the making prior to its signing and it ushered our country into a new age of recognizing the abilities of people who are blind or visually impaired. Named after its co-sponsors, Senator Robert F. Wagner and Congresswoman Caroline O’Day, the Act directs government agencies to give priority, when purchasing products, to suppliers that employ people who are blind...

 


Braille Challenge

Mon, 03 Jun 2013 by Lighthouse Central Florida

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Braille ChallengeLighthouse Central Florida is proud of Florida’s 6 Braille Challenge contestants who will be traveling to Los Angeles, California to participate in the national competition. More than 1000 contestants from 39 states and 3 Canadian provinces participated and...



 


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