VISIONS Executive Director/CEO Nancy D. Miller is the recipient of NASW’s 2022 Lifetime Achievement Award

July 15, 2022

The National Association of Social Workers (NASW) has announced VISIONS Executive Director and CEO Nancy D. Miller will receive its Lifetime Achievement Award for her decades of work helping thousands of people in New York who are blind or visually impaired live active, independent lives. […]

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The Big Data Project in New York

April 1, 2022

VisionServe Alliance and The Ohio State University College of Optometry provide groundbreaking data on the rate of blindness, and low vision among people over 65 in New York. […]

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Samsung Donates Smart Speakers to Better Serve Participants

January 11, 2022

Samsung recently donated smart speakers and soundbars to VISIONS Center on Aging, and VISIONS Center on Blindness. In addition to providing a major upgrade to sound quality for music and movies, these smart speakers allow younger and older participants to learn how to use services like Amazon Alexa to make their lives easier. VISIONS would like to thank Samsung for their wonderful donation, which has already positively impacted participants in these facilities. […]

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Mastercard Introduces Accessible Card for Blind and Partially Sighted People

October 25, 2021

Mastercard, in partnership with VISIONS and the Royal National Institute of Blind People (RNIB), introduced an all-new accessible card for people who are blind or visually impaired called “Touch Card”. The Touch Card features three distinct notches to help people identify which card they are using. […]

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Andrew S. Fisher, PhD, Joins VISIONS Board of Directors

March 13, 2020

VISIONS/Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired today announced that Andrew S. Fisher PhD, has joined VISIONS Board of Directors effective 3/10/2020, following his retirement from the Lavelle Fund for the Blind on February 28, 2020 where he served as Executive Director for 20 years. […]

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Nonprofit advocates call for $100M state investment into their infrastructure

February 5, 2020

Source: NYN First Read Advocates are calling on New York state to make a recurring $100 million investment into a program that allows nonprofits to access funds for infrastructure projects as part of this year’s budget. Established in 2015, the Nonprofit Infrastructure Capital Investment Program allows nonprofits to apply for grants to help them make technological upgrades, renovate or expand spaces used for programming, take on accessibility projects and improve energy efficiency. The state pitched in a total of $120 million over the course of its first three years, allowing it to make grants to 269 nonprofits. But since fiscal year […]

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Ezvid Wiki Includes VISIONS on its Groups Working To Help The Blind & Visually Impaired list

October 29, 2019

Founded in 2011, Ezvid Wiki was the world’s first video wiki, and is now among the top 3,000 websites in the United States. Their YouTube channel has over 500,000 subscribers, with nearly 300 million views since founding. Those with visual impairments deserve the same opportunities as the rest of society, regardless of where they live. These organizations are all working in their own ways to level the playing field through advocacy, community support, educational initiatives, and services intended to help the blind and visually impaired learn, work, and interact with their neighbors.  The full video can be accessed by visiting 6 […]

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Ford’s Feel the View smart window lets blind passengers enjoy the landscape

May 6, 2018

Ford has developed a “new haptic visual language” that allows blind people to experience the view through a car window. The Feel the View smart window captures an image of the surrounding scenery and translates it into vibrations on a tactile display that a passenger can explore through touch. Ford’s Feel the View smart window lets blind passengers enjoy the landscape   […]

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The New York Times: Simple Home Improvements for the Vision Impaired

April 13, 2018

Coping with vision impairment has become a necessity for many more people as the baby boom generation ages, but some simple improvements can help aging homeowners stay independent and safe. […]

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Queens Perspectives: Visions – Party With a Purpose

March 14, 2018

Tune in to QPTV to view the Visions Queens Advisory Board awards ceremony that honored Lion Charles W. McBride, PMJF, District Governor for the Lions Club of district 20-K1, for his many contributions to the community.   […]

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