IFB Beat – Week of January 23, 2023

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News to Know
Winston-Salem Cafeteria Update
Winston-Salem Fitness Center

Programs and Services
Winston-Salem S.E.E. Programs Fundraiser – Braille Messages for Valentine’s Day!
Winston-Salem IFB Dart Team
Adult Support Group Meetings

Community Low Vision Centers
CLVC Item of the Week
CLVC Item of the Month

Insider Corner
The Spirit of Harriet Tubman
Connect with Faith Harding, Insider Corner Editor

Community Connections
Winston-Salem Kaleideum Featured Artist Laser Specials
Winston-Salem Community Literacy Fair
North Carolina – be our guest at the very first LEADing On Series of 2023!

HR and Opportunities – Job Postings

Support Group Zoom Meeting Links

News to Know

Winston-Salem Cafeteria Update

A few updates from the cafeteria team:

  • We are aware that the pricing listed in previous cafeteria updates is different than what rings up at the register, and are working to update our posted prices to match the register. We apologize for the discrepancies; we have learned that the register pricing is correct, and the price list we received to post here was out of date. If you have any questions regarding pricing, please ask Claudia or Paulet.
  • Utensils and condiments have been provided for your convenience. They can be found in the original location on the counter to your left by the patio door.
  • For those that smoke on the patio – we no longer have the cement flowerpots for butt disposal. They have been replaced by long, tall cigarette receptacles. Please be respectful to others and the property by placing extinguished cigarettes in the receptacle container provided.


Winston-Salem Fitness Center will Re-Open on Monday, February 6!

The updated space will include incredible new equipment thanks to a generous donation from Allegacy Credit Union. We have volunteers in place January 30 through February 2 during first and second breaks to teach employees who are blind and visually impaired how to navigate the room, learn equipment button functions, practice safety in the space, and more.
If interested, show up ready for a learning workout!

Programs and Services

Winston-Salem S.E.E. Program Fundraiser – Braille Messages for Valentine’s Day!

Send a message to someone at IFB in print and Braille along with a chocolate bar for $2. Email your message, who it is to, and your name to Kim Shoffner at kshoffner@ifbsolutions.org or give it to Chris Flynt by Monday, February 5. Delivery will be Valentine’s Day on Tuesday, February 14. Message envelopes will be clearly marked. All proceeds will go to the S.E.E. Program. Help promote literacy while letting someone know you are thinking of them.


Winston-Salem IFB Dart Team

Interested in joining or just getting more information about the IFB Dart Team? Please join us on February 8, 2023 from 12:00 PM-1:00pm in the TAD’s Room to hear all about this wonderful world of throwing darts.


Adult Support Group Meetings:

  • Monday, January 23 Guide Dog support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room.
  • Tuesday, January 24 Glaucoma support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room.
  • Thursday, January 26 Blind Ambitions support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room.


Community Low Vision Center

CLVC Item of the Week:

Fiberglass Telescopic Cane for $49.95

ambutech telescopic cane

The Fiberglass Telescopic Cane from Ambutech is a light duty identification cane that features a durable fiberglass shaft that easily adjusts. The telescopic cane then locks in place with a quick turn of the shaft to make for safe and secure navigation. It easily retracts to 11.25 inches (not including Ambutech cane tips, which vary in size). Available sizes are (46 – 52) and (54-60), All Cane Tips are Threaded.


CLVC January Item of the Month:

Jumbo large print calendar

2023 Calendars are available! Prices range between $6.95 and $14.99 based on size, including Big Print, Giant, or Jumbo.


If you are interested in purchasing Low Vision Equipment through our Loan Program (3rd Party), please contact a Low Vision Coordinator for assistance. 


Insider Corner

The Spirit of Harriet Tubman

Shared by: Winter Robinson

The Spirit of Harriet Tubman will be performing at the Theater Alliance on Friday February 3rd at 8:00 pm. For more information please check out the Theater Alliance website: https://www.theatrealliance.ws/box_office/.

This show is available to all audiences, blind or otherwise. While this show can be performed in front of small children, they may be afraid of some special effects; please note that sensitive period accurate language is also used. A variety of organizations support and enjoy this performance. If you would like more information about the Spirit of Harriet Tubman you can visit the website of its creator, Diane Faison, here: https://www.dianefaison.life/. Be sure to check out the articles written about the performance here: https://www.dianefaison.life/news.

If you’re interested in booking The Spirit of Harriet Tubman for your organization, church group, etc., contact Winter Robinson located in the Winston-Salem Facility Vinyl Department and she will gladly get a conversation set up with Diane.

I hope to see you there!


Connect with Faith Harding, Insider Corner Editor

Have a story, new article, app, or interesting fact you want to share? Email me! Faith Harding at FHarding@ifbsolutions.org.

Have a wonderful week!

Faith Harding


Community Connections

Winston-Salem – Kaleideum Featured Artist Laser Specials

Kaleideum Featured Artists Laser Specials are at 4 pm on Saturdays and Sundays:

• January 28 and 29: ‘NSYNC

Laser Specials are $2 for members; $3 for non-members.

General Admission is not required if you only want to see a Laser Special and not explore the Museum. General Admission is required for all other planetarium programs.

*Parental discretion is advised for Featured Artist Laser Specials.


Winston-Salem – Literacy Fair

On Saturday, January 28, from 10 am to 3 pm, Read Write Spell will host a Literacy Fair for children in grades Pre-K-5th grade. Learn more here: https://forsythmags.com/event/literacy-fair/

Kaleideum, Read Write Spell, Truist, and a host of community partners are joining together to provide information and resources, fun activities, food, and BOOKS (while supplies last)! We want this event to be accessible for all families, so we ask that you Pay What You Can through a donation to Kaleideum’s Literacy and Expression Annual Fund.


North Carolina – be our guest at the very first LEADing On Series of 2023!

Youth LEAD NC’s virtual monthly LEADing On Series starts back up on Monday, January 30th from 7PM-8PM! Do you want help sticking to your New Year’s resolution? Do you have an idea for a goal that you want to achieve but don’t know where to start? If you answered “yes” to either of these questions, then this month’s LEADing On Series is for you because it is all about goal setting!

Please join us as Nellie Galindo presents “SMART Goals” and how to stick with them! There will also be an opportunity for you to share your goals for this year and develop a step by step plan to achieve your goals. Who knows, you might meet someone else with a similar goal!

The Zoom information is below. If you are interested in attending and need accommodations, please email us at kay@youthleadnc.org by Friday, January 28th! Captioning will be provided. We hope you join us in the fun!

Join Zoom Meeting

Meeting ID: 916 300 0318
Passcode: Youthrock
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HR & Opportunities – Job Openings

Teacher Assistant – Charlotte

Required Education and work experience:
• High School Diploma or GED Equivalent
• 2 years experience working with disabled individuals preferred

Internal candidates may apply at
External candidates may apply at

Customer Service Representative – Maximus

Education and work experience:
• High School Diploma or GED equivalent
• 2 years of customer service experience preferred.
• If applicable, demonstrated proficiency in use of Assistive Technology required with either JAWS and/or Zoom Text for visual adaptation.
• Bilingual Spanish-English capability a plus.
• Must reside within 70 miles of San Antonio, Texas.

Internal candidates may apply at
External candidates may apply at


Zoom Meeting Links

Adult Support Groups Zoom

Meeting ID: 994 9807 8576
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Meeting ID: 994 9807 8576


Assistive Technology Support Group Zoom


Meeting ID: 944 3463 0872
Passcode: 924496

+13017158592, 99434630872, #, # US (Germantown)

+13126266799, 99434630872, #, # US (Chicago)