Slashes to Kentucky’s budget are affecting the state’s School for the Blind, but the state is boosting funds for private agencies that provide related services for younger children. Louisville’s Visually Impaired Preschools Services, VIPS, is one of three non-profits that don’t fall under any state department to get a funding boost in this year’s budget.… Continue reading Kentucky Shifts Funding for Blind Services to Non-State Organizations
The Kentucky office for the blind is holding two public focus groups as part of its triennial statewide needs assessment. The office for the blind provides many services to visually impaired Kentuckians, including job counseling, education, and assistive technology. The focus groups will survey eye physicians, educators and employers of the visually impaired, and individuals… Continue reading Kentucky Office for the Blind Holding Focus Groups
This story looks at one of the reasons people go to see live theatre – especially at the holidays. A lot of theatres try to make a sizable portion of their annual budgets from holiday ticket sales. So they mount big eye-catching productions of old favorites. Like A Christmas Carol, The Nutcracker and A Christmas Story.
Friday is national White Cane Day, which recognizes the accomplishments and challenges of the visually-impaired.
In Louisville, various organizations and Metro Government distributed information on services available to blind and disabled Louisvillians.