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If you would like to become a member of AURORA of CNY, we have a variety of ways for you to donate.

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

Bureau of Engraving and Printing –U.S. Department of the Treasury

As an interim measure in advance of issuing tactile-enhanced Federal Reserve notes, the BEP is providing currency readers, free of charge, to eligible blind and visually impaired individuals.

The BEP recently announced its distribution plans for the U.S. Currency Reader Program.  Details of the announcement can be found in a press release issued on Thursday, July 3, 2014, and another released on Monday, July 14, 2014. Read More

We want to thank all of our supporters, sponsors and those who attended this year’s Musical Feast for the Eyes and Ears Fundraiser. It was a huge success with over $ 60,000 raised.

The event honored the Pluff Family:  J. Daniel, Diane, Anna and Sophia for their generosity and vision in initiating AUROA’s Children’s Hearing Aid Program.    Close to three hundred guests were inspired by the testimonials of April Hathaway, whose son received a hearing aid through the program and Wes and Vicki Fleming along with their daughter Beth, who attended the Pre-College Program. Read More

If you are interested in learning what your rights are when interacting with police officers, you can check out a video on the American Civil Liberties Union website at The link will take you to a video  featuring Marlee Maltin (whose husband is a police officer) and explains what you should do if you are stopped by the police.  The video is signed, voiced and open captioned.