Guest columnist: Grateful for National Disability Employment Awareness Month

“Although my visual impairment kept me from pursuing the career I wanted as a golf pro, it’s given me the most satisfying career I could ever ask for and I am grateful.” Read more about Grant Weathers, Low Vision Technician at our Asheville Community Low Vision Center and his thoughts about October as National Disability Employment Awareness Month in the Asheville Citizen-Times.

Industries for the Blind faces legal challenge for VA optical contracts

“Since (the agency) was established as a nonprofit agency in the AbilityOne program nearly 80 years ago, there has never been a more real threat to the work we do in providing employment, training and services for people who are blind or visually impaired,’ said Danny Kelly, the agency’s chief operating officer.”

Much appreciation to The Winston-Salem Journal for highlighting a legal case that could prevent our ability to continue serving US Veterans with eyeglasses made by people who are blind or visually impaired.

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Piedmont man continues passion of running despite losing leg, most of eyesight

Thanks to FOX8 for highlighting Dawson’s story and the A Brighter Path Foundation Race held on June 18 at the Winston-Salem Fairgrounds & Annex. Special thanks to Fleet Feet Sports Winston-Salem and On the Mark Sports for making this event possible!

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A large, diverse cast tackles the two worlds of ‘The Little Mermaid’

Be sure to catch Winston-Salem Theatre Alliance’s production of “The Little Mermaid!” Four of our SEE (Student Enrichment Experience) students will be starring as sea creatures, and a Blind Idol finalist, Charity Hampton, will star as Sebastian.

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