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Blind and Visually Impaired Students Lend Firefighters Helping Hand

Posted on: Sep 22, 2009

Eight years ago, a nation watched as hundreds of New York’s bravest made the ultimate sacrifice to help those in need. Since then, a group of students at one Villa Park middle school has helped raise money each year on the anniversary of the Sept. 11 terrorist attacks for their local fire department, while at […]

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NY Guggenheim Museum Offers Free Programs for Partially Sighted, Blind, and Deaf Visitors

Posted on: Jul 23, 2009

Join Guggenheim Museum educators Georgia Krantz, Guthrie Nutter, and Ellen Edelman for a tour, discussion, and private reception. Separate programs are presented through Verbal Imaging, touch, and American Sign Language (ASL). Mon, Aug 3, 6–8 pm: Learning By Doing Discussion and Workshop Free, space is limited, advance RSVP required RSVP by Tue, July 28: 212 […]

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Preschool Teaches Blind and Sighted Together

Posted on: Jul 15, 2009

Five-year-old Iliana is visually impaired, but when she has trouble, her preschool classmate Lulu is there to help. “I like to come with Iliana because I want to help her,” Lulu said. “I hold her hand because sometimes, sometimes she needs help.” Iliana and Lulu’s simple camaraderie, perhaps uncommon at most schools, is normal at […]

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