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
In 2011, Syracuse Stage introduced a new service for patrons who are blind or have a visual impairment. The new service is called audio description.
Essentially, the service provides simultaneous live narration via headset for patrons during a Syracuse Stage show. The narration includes descriptions of stage action, characters’ reactions, and other non-verbal information that are part of the narrative of the play. The narration is provided from a booth located in the rear if the theatre. Patrons receive through their headsets the voice of the narrator as well as an audio feed from the stage providing the voices of the actors. Read More
CNYRID General Membership Meeting
Friday, November 15, 2013
Rosamond Gifford Room
518 James Street, Syracuse, NY
Enter through the Hawley Avenue Doors
We hope you can join us!
If you would like to add an agenda item for the meeting, contact Joanne Dermody.
Note: You do not have to be a member to attend.
If you would like to request interpreter services, please contact Joanne Dermody at email@example.com by
It’s almost that time of year again!
Annual Christmas Party
Sponsored by the DAC, Aurora of CNY, WHOLE ME, Inc. and CNYRID will be Saturday afternoon, December 7, 2013 at the Guyder Center of St. Joseph’s Church of Camillus from 1:30 – 5:00 p.m.
Watch for more information coming soon!!
Beginners ASL (Part I) – is designed for the beginning student.
Classes will be held on Monday evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. beginning
February 24-April 14, 2014
Intermediate ASL (Part II) – is for those students that have completed the Beginner ASL (Part I) or it’s equivalent (Permission of Instructor)
Classes will be held on Tuesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. beginning
February 25-April 15, 2014
Conversational ASL (Part III) – is for those students that have completed the Intermediate ASL (Part 2) or it’s equivalent (Permission of Instructor) Classes will be held on Wednesday evenings from 5:30 p.m. – 7:30 p.m. beginning February 26-April 16, 2014.
Pre-registration is required for all classes. No walk-ins will be accepted. The fee for these eight week courses is $100.00 which includes all instructional materials. Payment is due at the time of registration. The class requires a minimum enrollment of 8 students and a maximum of 15 students. Registration will be on a first come, first serve basis.
If you would like to register or have any questions, please contact AURORA at 422-7263 Monday through Friday between 8:30 a.m.and 4:30 p.m.
Aurora of CNY, Inc. is offering free vision screening at its office at 518 James Street in Syracuse. The next screenings will be held from 11:00 a.m.until 12:00 p.m.on January 15, February 19, March 19 and April 15, 2014.
Each screening takes approximately 15 minutes; appointments can be scheduled by calling Aurora at 422-7263. 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 $56,000 raised.
The event highlighted the accomplishments of Retina–Vitreous Surgeons, our Honorary Chairs, and their founder Dr. William Delaney. Close to three hundred guests were inspired by the testimonials of Tim Conners and Shaunna Smith and enjoyed the musical talents of concert pianist Andrew Russo. A new feature, our PAY IT FORWARD Auction, enabled us to explain our programs and services, raise money, and honor the memory of our good friend, Bruce Soden. Read More