Resources & News May 18, 2022

Resources & News
as Seen in "Wise Eyes"
May 18, 2022


The MAB iPhone group meets this upcoming Monday the 23rd! 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m.

The MAB iPhone Group holds a monthly Zoom meeting where topics related to the iPhone and associated products are discussed. if you have any questions or concerns in regards to your iPhone or other associated devices, be sure to let members of the group know at least 24 hours before the beginning of the meeting. If you have had problems joining the meetings in the past, we recommend attempting to log-in at least 10 minutes early. Potential topics for discussion this month include tips and tricks for summer in regards to your phone and travel, using apps for viewing TV shows and movies, and our usual time for subjects that arise during the course of our conversation. Participants include members of the blind and visually impaired community, caregivers as well as anyone who has an interest in learning how people with limited sight use their iPhones. This group welcomes people of all skill levels. Meetings take place from 1:00 p.m. until 3:00 p.m. on the fourth Monday of the month. If you are interested in attending meetings or have any questions, email Doug Curley at

Resource Roundtable! : Join us the 4th Wednesday of each month from 10:30-11:30am, when we invite guest speakers and local experts via Zoom to share with us different aspects of living and THRIVING with vision loss. Our next meeting is Wednesday, May 25th from 10:30-11:30am. See below for details. Meetings are open to clients, caregivers, community partners and allies interested in connecting and learning more about our vision community.

What: Resource Roundtable : Wednesday, May 25th featuring a discussion with Leslie Hoskins, the outreach services and community engagement manager at Leader Dog. Leader Dog has more to offer than guide dog training, they also offer a FREE O&M program and Summer Experience Camp for teens. All Leader Dog programs are completely FREE including airfare to and from Leader Dog. She will speak about guide dog expectations and the many program opportunities. They have virtual learning resources where they have a library of useful information about guide dogs and the Leader Dog programs. Additionally, they have a new podcast, Taking the Lead, and Collaboration Events where they partner with other organizations to share resources.

When: 4th Wednesday of the month from 10:30-11:30am (drop in – no reservation needed)

Where: Zoom (link and info below)

Join Zoom Meeting
Meeting ID: 826 2256 2040
Passcode: 330381
One tap mobile
+19292056099,,82622562040# US (New York)
13017158592,,82622562040# US+(Washington DC)

Eye Drop Webinar: Presented by Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind
and The Chicago Lighthouse

WEDNESDAY, JUNE 22 from 12:00PM to 1:00PM ET
You are invited to join in a discussion of tips for using eye drops including techniques for DeafBlind eye drop users, as well as trends in eye drop refill legislation .

• Dr. Kelly Scherer, OD, Director of Clinical Services, The Chicago Lighthouse
• Laura Hayes, MS, OTR/L, ECHM, Director of Occupational Therapy, The Chicago Lighthouse

This webinar will have a live ASL interpreter and closed captioning.

After registering, a Zoom link and call-in phone numbers will be sent to your email. If you are unable to attend, still be sure to register to receive access to the webinar audio and video straight to your email inbox!

Questions? Please contact

Register here: EYE DROP WEBINAR - Welcome to Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind. We are Glad that You Are Here

APH presents: Aging Well with Vision Loss: The Latest on Age-Related Eye Conditions

May 24, 2022, 11:30 – 12:30 PM EST

Dr. Sefy Paulose will present on normal changes in the eye as well as eye conditions related to aging. She will discuss what happens in the eye as a result of these conditions as well as treatment protocols and current research. 
Register Here for Aging Well with Vision Loss: The Latest on Age-Related Eye Conditions

Are you on Facebook? Check out the Carolina Visually Impaired Network Page at (7) Carolina Visually Impaired Network | Facebook

It's a good page to share experiences, laugh, chat and find resources. They have a poetry presentation on June 23rd. If you would like to present, the deadline to sign up is 05/20/22. You can read your own poem, or read one meaningful to you, or perform a monologue. To sign up or if you have questions call Vanessa Meadows at 800-248-6701 or 404-657-1452.

APH Academy Presents: College Prep Series: How Do I Chose a Major and Other Important Questions

May 25, 2022, 6:00 – 7:00 PM EST

Academy Audience: High school and post-high school students
When you’re asked the question, what do you want to do after high school, it might be easy to say, “I’m going to go to college.” But just what IS college in 2022? And how can you make sure you have the knowledge and skills to really prepare for the changes that college-and life after high school, will ask of you. They will explore this and more in this three session Excel Academy series.

Attending college and entering the workforce with vision loss requires that you work now, to be the advocate and student that colleges assume you’re going to be. There are many ways to think about your post high school education to help you meet your goals. This series will help you understand how to search for a college (they are not all the same!), consider the skills (academic and blindness skills) you need to meet the demands, and to explore the pros and cons of college, including other ways to prepare for your life after high school, and entering the workforce.

Register Here for College Prep Series

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