AURORA of Central New York, Inc. is a 501 (c) 3 not-for-profit organization with a 90+ year history of serving individuals of all ages who are blind, visually impaired, Deaf, hard-of-hearing, late deafened and deaf blind. The agency is dedicated to being a leader in the field and is committed to: Read More
Chad Norton is a man with a mission. His efforts to beautify the city and enrich the community through the development of Webster’s Pond, off of Valley Drive, has led to an outpouring of community support.
So far he turned what should have been a five year plan into an 8 month project that built a fully accessible trail around the pond so people in wheelchairs could enjoy the entire grounds. He did this by engaging the help of Saunders Concrete and Covanta Energy along with other generous donors. Read More
Major Victory for People with Disabilities and Their Families
(Editor’s Note: This article comes to us from the National Disability Institute.)
On Dec. 16, 2014, the U.S. Senate overwhelmingly passed the Achieving a Better Life Experience (ABLE) Act of 2014 by a vote of 76 to 16. First introduced in 2006, the ABLE Act will allow people with disabilities (with an age of onset up to 26 years old) and their families the opportunity to create a tax-exempt savings account that can be used for maintaining health, independence and quality of life. Read More
The next screenings will be held from 11:00 a.m.until 12:00 p.m.on January 29, February 24, March 12, April 24, May 19 and June 12.
Each screening takes approximately 15 minutes; appointments can be scheduled by calling Aurora at 422-7263. Read More
Bureau of Engraving and Printing Launches Phase 2 of Money Reader Distribution Program by Melanie Brunson
Beginning Jan. 1, 2015, the U.S. government will make free money identifiers available to any citizen of the U.S. who cannot read regular print because of blindness or a visual impairment and who completes a required application. The good news about this program is that eligibility is no longer limited to individuals who are current patrons of the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS). Any citizen of the United States who meets the eligibility requirements related to reading can apply. It is unclear at the time of this writing whether non-citizens who are legal residents of the U.S. are also eligible, but until we are advised otherwise, we urge anyone who falls into this category to apply. Read More