IFB Beat – Week of September 12, 2022

News to Know

Welcome New Hires!

Welcome New Employees: Luis Cisneros, Jr., Machine Operator, Winston-Salem Facility

Luis Cisneros Jr. began working on September 6, 2022, as a Machine Operator. He will be working under the direction of Tina Jolly in the Staples department at our Winston-Salem location. He enjoys writing and recording music!

Welcome New Employees: Robert "Bob" Seiber, Machine Operator, Winston-Salem Facility

Robert “Bob” Seiber began working on September 6, 2022, as a Machine Operator. He will be working under the direction of Vicki Keaton in the ACS department at our Winston-Salem location. He enjoys taking photographs, hiking, and working out.


Hours Update at the Winston-Salem Community Low Vision Center

Effective Tuesday, September 6 the Community Low Vision center will be open Monday through Thursday from 8:00am-5:00pm. For more information contact a Winston-Salem Low Vision associate. Thank you.


Programs and Services

It is back to school time!

Please do not park in the schoolhouse parking lot beginning Tuesday, September 6. We will be starting S.E.E. After School Winston and need room for our staff and students to use the parking lot. We appreciate your respect for our program. Thank you!

See what S.E.E. is Doing!

Check out the upcoming season of Blind Soccer clinics for youth and adult athletes in Charlotte! Charlotte Independence Blind Soccer Club: Blind Soccer is for all vision impairments (B1, B2, and B3). CIBSC will be governed with USABA
Fall 2022 Season Dates/ Time (6-7:30pm):
• 9/16
• 9/23
• 9/30
• 10/7
• 10/14
• 10/21
• 10/28

Location: 645 Mazeppa Road, Mooresville, NC, 28115
For more information, please e-mail Fil Wilkinson at filw@independencesoccer.club


Assistive Technology Support Group Meeting

Attention All! It is September, and that means new phones, a new IOS version full of features, and a new JAWS version to look forward to. There is also lots more to discuss as it relates to Assistive Technology. We will cover it all in our upcoming September 15 Assistive Technology Support Group meeting. We will give you the highlights from Apple’s latest release party, and talk about the new version of JAWS 2023 set to be released later this fall. We will take all your questions. If you have never joined us for our support group meeting, why don’t you make this month’s meeting a priority and be a part of it.

DATE: September 15

TIME: 7:00 – 8:00 pm via Zoom (link at end of newsletter/page)


Adult Support Group Meetings:

  • Tuesday, September 13 Transportation support group meeting from 12:00-12:45 in TADS Room.
  • Thursday, September 15 Assistive Technology support group meeting from 7:00-8:00 via Zoom (zoom link at end of newsletter).
  • Friday, September 16 NFB support group meeting from 3:00-4:00 via Zoom.

Community Low Vision Center

CLVC Item of the Week:

Low Vision/Braille Keytops for $19.95. Keyboard stickers with both large print and Braille markings. White on black/set of 108 stickers.


CLVC September Item of the Month:

large print calendar

2023 Low Vision Print Calendar with BoldWriter Pen. Giant calendar easily shows each day of the month for $7.95. This 11 x 17-inch giant print 2023 calendar opens to a large 22 x 17-inch size – easily showing every month, weekday, and date.


Insider Corner

Have a story, new article, app, or interesting fact you want to share? Email Faith Harding at FHarding@ifbsolutions.org and we will post it.

Blind Drivers Needed!

Now is the chance for someone totally blind to get behind the wheel of a real car and be totally free to drive!

Blind Power Company, Winston-Salem Twin City Lions Club and the Winston-Salem Police Department are providing this unique opportunity for the blind and visually impaired

Please mark your calendars for this event Friday, October 21, at the Carolina Classic Fairgrounds in Winston-Salem, NC, from 10:00am to 2:00pm. A free lunch will be provided.

For more information, please contact Chris, Anastasia or visit https://www.facebook.com/blindpowerco/.

Buckle up with us on this journey!

Get on the road of life and be the driver of your experiences! Wake up, take the blindfold off, and climb out the back seat because NO one can drive your luxury vehicle like you can!

Share with us how amazing your driving skills are by sending an email with what inspires you.

Faith Harding
Connecting, collaborating, and continuing to drive across amazing bridges.


Community Connections

Join us for an awesome opportunity in our community!
On Saturday, September 17, come out to the Hanes Hosiery Community Center at 501 Reynolds Blvd, Winston-Salem, 27101 between 10:00 am and 1:00 pm for a Youth Transition Event featuring various activities including adaptive sports, fitness, and art. This is a free event! Hope to see you there!

Parents’ Night Out: Maker Mania September 17

Need a break from the kids this fall? Drop them off at Kaleideum North and enjoy a few hours for YOU when you register for Parents Night Out: Maker Mania!

Parent’s Night Out is for children in grades K-6. On September 17, from 5:30-8:30 pm, the kids will be able to get in touch with their inner maker when they engage with Wake Forest Engineering Learning and Support Center for an engineering design challenge, code with Beebots, and play mini golf with Spheros. In addition, and weather permitting, the Forsyth Astronomical Society will be on site to show them the stars!

Pizza dinner and snacks are included in the price. Members: $25 for first child; $20 for each additional child Nonmembers: $30 for first child; $25 for each additional child.

Kaleideum has weekend Featured Artists for Laser Specials at 4 pm on Saturday and Sunday:

• September 17 and 18 – Prince
• September 24 and 25 – Pink Floyd

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 explore the Museum. General Admission is required for all other planetarium programs.

*Parental discretion is advised for Featured Artist Laser Specials.

We are HeRe for You!

Fall is just around the corner, and while some people enjoy fall, there are others that get the end-of-summer blues! Here are some simple tips to help you should you fall yourself getting the end-of-summer blues: exercise regularly, eat a healthy diet, spend time outdoors, spend time with friends and family, change your environment, practice mindfulness, and if it seems to get to be too much for you to handle, please reach out to someone for help! IFB Solutions has a partnership with the Mental Health Association of Forsyth County, which offers many resources and tips to help with different topics! Reach out to Haleigh Yarboro at x5635 if you want their information!


Job Announcements

Optical Customer Service Support Agent

Education and work experience:
• High School diploma or equivalent
• Bilingual English and Spanish a plus but not required
• 1 year minimum of customer service experience required

Internal candidates may apply at
External candidates may apply at


BSC Store Clerk DOE

Education and work experience:
• High School Diploma
• No prior experience required

External candidates may apply at
Internal candidates may apply at

For more information, please contact Brent Burkholder at 336 245 5611 or bburkholder@ifbsolutions.org.

Zoom Meeting Links

Adult Support Groups Zoom

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Assistive Technology Support Group Zoom


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