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Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship

For our college bound VIBES members and their peers. Microsoft is pleased to announce the launch of the Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship for college-bound high school students.  Please select the link below for more information.http://www.Microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/microsoftdisabilityscholarship.aspx

New Eyes for the Needy

New Eyes for the Needy purchases prescription eyeglasses for people in need in the U.S. through a well-established voucher program. Eligible clients can apply for a voucher through a social service agency or a school nurse. Clients can present a New Eyes voucher to any participating local optical dispenser, who fits the client with the proper prescription eyeglasses. The dispenser

Knowability.org

We came across this on Knowbility.org: Individuals who use assistive technology to experience websites can earn money for visiting websites of different businesses to test them for access. If you have a disability and use a screen reader or other assistive technology, register with us and get contacted when website owners want to test the accessibility and usability of websites.

Gatti’s Pizza

Thank you to everyone who came out and supported Club VIBES last night at Gatti’s in Maryville. We had a great turn out and the staff at Gatti’s are always welcoming. If you missed this event, we will be back at Gatti’s Thursday March 27th from 5p-9p. All the money raised through the sale of Braille items and all tips

Pint Night is Next Week! Plan to join us.

The first River Sports Pint Night of 2014 is scheduled for Tuesday March 4th.  Club VIBES is honored to be the charity chosen to start off the year!  This is a way River Sports Outfitters helps raise money for local charities/organizations and brings awareness to who they are and what they do.  The first 200 people get a free pint

UT Torchbearer – Chad Foster (’00)

                In the stillness of the night, faint stars from a cutesy nightlight reflect on the bedroom ceiling and on the faces of plush animals and dolls neatly lined on wall shelves. Tucked under a pink floral bed quilt, four-year-old Juliana presses her tiny palms together. Her fingers, with glittery polished nails, slightly

Legislative Bill Would Establish Medicare Demo to Cover Video Magnifiers and Other Aids for People with Low Vision

Legislative Bill Would Establish Medicare Demo to Cover Video Magnifiers and Other Aids for People with Low Vision Mark Richert Esq. For decades, the vision loss community has been advocating for Medicare’s coverage of assistive technologies, particularly for devices for low-vision users. Currently, Medicare will not pay for any device that happens to use a lens, regardless of whether such

Thanks to the West Side YMCA!

The pilots and stokers of Club VIBES have been preparing the past few months for a much talked about trip to San Diego California to ride in the 10th Annual Cycling for Sight to benefit the San Diego Center for the Blind.  Since we live in the south and the weather will not always cooperate for training rides to be held

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