Agency Seeks Clients for Beginner Braille Classes Starting in March

The Center for Vision Loss seeks clients to take part in a new series of beginner braille class that begin in March.

All classes will be conducted over the phone due to the COVID-19 pandemic.

Braille is a code comprised of series of dots that compose letters, punctuation marks, and numbers. It also is a contracted code in which extra symbols are used to compact reading materials.

Dedication and consistent attendance are required for the class series. Interested clients should call 610.433.6018, Ext. 225, to register. People with low vision who are not clients should call 610.433.6018, Ext. 240, to enroll.

The Center for Vision Loss empowers people with visual impairments to seize their independence and opportunity and champions healthy eyesight throughout its communities. With operations in Pennsylvania’s Lehigh Valley and Monroe County, it combines a service tradition motivated by Helen Keller in 1928 with contemporary practices and advanced technologies. The organization’s support and rehabilitation services promote the accomplishment of daily tasks, increased access to medical services and food supplies, enhanced personal wellness, and extended self-sufficiency. Its free vision screenings for children stimulate success in school and its community education programs advocate for eye health and safety. All agency services are provided at little or no cost, and 85% of its clients and patients with visual impairments are from low-income households.

The Center for Vision Loss is an independent member of the Pennsylvania Association for the Blind (PAB) that is accredited nationally by the Association for Education and Rehabilitation of the Blind and Visually Impaired (AER) and affiliated with the VisionServe Alliance, a network of North American agencies that serve people with visual impairments.