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Archive: September 2013

Sight & Sole 2013

Mon, 30 Sep 2013 by Perry Athanason

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2013 Sight & Sole WalkIt was another beautiful morning in downtown Orlando. The sunrise glistened off the waters of Lake Eola, while the swans, ibis and egrets stirred and splashed in the morning’s brisk, yet balmy air.

Our Lighthouse Central Florida team and its army of volunteers began setting the stage before dawn for what would be the 25th Annual Sight & Sole Walk. Participants enjoyed coffee and treats from Starbucks, along with pastries and fruit from Publix, Entenmanns, Fresh Market and Sprinkles Bakery. Everything fell into place...

Know Thy Teacher

Thu, 19 Sep 2013 by Marinela Ortiz

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Know Thy TeacherAs a blind student at the University of Central Florida, preparing for classes can be easy but doing it takes time. Especially when registering for courses, getting the exact textbooks through Learning Ally or many other services that provide alternate formats for books, and making sure accommodation letter and note taker requests are set up to be submitted to teachers and classmates by the time the semester starts. There was one item that I didn’t expect to add to my class preparation list for this new semester and that was get to know my teachers...

Reading Is FUNdamental!

Mon, 09 Sep 2013 by Susan Mayton

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Reading is Fundamental“Book!” the always answer to the question, “JJ what would you like to do next?” This little boy has been passionate about books since before I met him. At that time, he couldn’t hold them, couldn’t read them, but was exceptionally talented at getting others to read them to him, ALL THE TIME. “Just one”, became two, two became three, and so on, and so on. Forget all other activities, let’s just read...