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Matthew Whitaker plays a black grand piano. He wears a red and purple flower-patterned shirt. Matthew has short dreadlocks and a goatee. In the left background the drummer is visible.

The Matthew Whitaker Quintet, featuring blind pianist Matthew Whitaker, will perform at CPCC on April 11.

Brad Blair on-screen in a Zoom recording of his keynote address at the 2024 Tennessee AER Conference. Brad has a beard and is wearing a blue jacket and tie with a white shirt.

MAB instructor Brad Blair discusses his experiences growing up as a blind person and helping others learn skills to navigate life without sight.

Two adults and three children line up for an outdoor game. The children are blind or visually impaired and use canes. One of the adults, a woman wearing a flower-print dress, denim jacket, and black tights, guides one of the children with her hand.
Square graphic on dark red background with gold confetti and laurel-leaf accents at corners. Illuminated gold text says, "Thank you." White text: "For Your
closeup of Shonté White, smiling, wearing a yellow blazer and yellow-orange earrings

Remembering Staff Member Shonté White

eyedrops bottle suspended over blue watery background with one drop showing; reflection of bottle appears underneath

FDA warns 26 eye drop products, including from large store brands, could lead to eye infections and vision loss

Cooking class participants

Recognizing the Impact of Diabetes on Health - including Vision, a Chronic Disease Management and Education program, concluded in the spring program with 20 participants. MAB is extremely grateful for the funding provided by Mecklenburg County Public Health.

Three young children with glasses smiling

Back to school season is here! This time of year is filled with orientations, school supply shopping, and new beginnings. When searching for school necessities, remember to add this item to your child's list: an eye exam. August is Children's Eye Health and Safety Awareness Month.

Van driver helping woman at MAB entrance

MAB Celebrates 32nd Anniversary of the American with Disabilities Act (ADA)

Picture of the front of MAB

Things to consider when visiting MAB

Overcoming Barriers in the Workplace

Spread the Word About Eye Health!

Woman's eye looking into distance

Did you know that women are at higher risk for vision impairment and blindness than men, yet are less likely to receive treatment?

Beneficiary Designations

Make a Gift in 3 Easy Steps – Beneficiary Designations are Easy and Flexible

Think Blindness Will Never Impact You?

Is Braille Still a Useful Tool?

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picture of man walking with a white cane

Chances are good you’ve come across someone using a white cane. You probably haven’t considered this humble tool and how it plays a role in the lives of those navigating the world with low vision or blindness.

Here are 7 Facts and figures on the use of the white Cane!

Woman sipping coffee

Misconceptions about Blindness. Take it from someone who knows!

Two visually impaired people sitting on a bench in the VanGogh Exhibit in Charlotte.

MAB is committed to diversity, equity, and a fully inclusive community and has long been advocating for an inclusive community for all individuals.

Through community partnerships and collaborations, MAB is creating opportunities for thousands of individuals with visual impairments or other diversabilities to participate in groundbreaking creative work through access to art in meaningful and innovative way!