From the President
People who come to Braille Institute have significant or complete vision loss and are seeking a new way of living — a way that will help them live as independently as possible.
They have definitely come to the right place! At Braille Institute, our staff and volunteers are committed to providing a broad range of FREE services to people of all ages who are experiencing vision loss. Through our individual and small group programs, students learn new ways of doing the things they love, like getting around safely with a white cane and adaptive techniques for both cooking and computing.
In this issue of Scene, you’ll read about Cliff who lost his vision later in life and then achieved exactly what he wanted through Braille Institute — independence. And you’ll read the story of Liz’s grandparents who were so grateful for the help a family member received, they decided to support Braille Institute through a bequest.
Braille Institute’s ability to give hope and change lives — and to provide all of our services at no charge — is fueled by the generosity of our donors. As our donations grow, so does our capacity to deliver life-changing programs for the blind or visually impaired people we serve.
Thank you profoundly for your support.
Peter A. Mindnich