Welcome to Blindskills

Our Mission

Our mission at Blindskills, Inc., is to build bridges of understanding by sharing information and resources with people of all ages who are blind or visually impaired, their families, and their communities.

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Eyebowl 2019:  Sat. April 20, 12pm – 3pm

Town & Country Lanes
3500 River Road N. Keizer, Oregon 503-390-2221

DOOR PRIZES * RAFFLES * SILENT AUCTION
Blindskills welcomes donations. You can donate prizes for the raffle and the silent auction. Cash donations are also welcome. For more information please contact us 503-581-4224.

For more information, download the flyer.

If you are planning to attend Blindskills’ Eyebowl and need transportation, call Willamette Valley Yellow Cab at
(503) 362-2411 and use the account number 4009 for a free ride to the event. Thank you Willamette Valley Yellow Cab!

Public Transportation for Blind and Visually Impaired Passengers


Dialogue Magazine

Dialogue Magazine

Blindskills publishes DIALOGUE, a quarterly magazine is primarily written by and for visually impaired people. DIALOGUE, published for over 50 years, is available in several accessible formats: Large print, braille, email, digital cartridge, and digital download. Every issue includes tips on adapting to life with low vision, techniques for easier daily living, career interviews, recreation and sports, technology reviews, and descriptions of new products and services designed for people with visual impairments.

Subscribe to DIALOGUE – $35 per year.

Support Groups

Blindskills offers 3 support groups a month. They are held in the following locations.

First Thursday of the month, 12:30-2:00
New Visions-LVLS Center 50+
2615 Portland Rd. Salem, OR

Third Wednesday of the month, 2:00-3:30
Shared Visions Blindskills Office
680 State St, Ste.110 Salem, OR

Third Thursday of the month, 12:30-2:00
New Visions-LVLS Center 50+
2016 Portland Rd. Salem, OR

Facilitator, John Hammill

These groups often have speakers or discussion topics, call Blindskills office for details. 503-581-4224.

A video featuring our support group was produced by Wendy Brokaw at Salem’s own CCTV Non-Profit Center.

Free Publications

WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE?

An audio handbook for people who are newly blind
with PROMISES TO KEEP (in print, for friends and family)

Experiencing significant vision loss–or know someone who is? In this free handbook, readers will find words of encouragement and resources to help cope with diminishing sight. Others have experienced similar feelings and share how they coped when they first got the news. You will hear people who went through this life-altering event and have gone on to lead full, productive lives. Call or email to request your free copy today. WHERE DO I GO FROM HERE? is now available on audio CD format, thanks to the generous assistance of the Spirit Mountain Community Fund.

Other Publications

CONNIE’S KITCHEN: A COMPILATION OF RECIPES AND TIPS FROM THE PAGES OF DIALOGUE in large print and braille formats, now $10

Call Us

If you have any questions, feel free to call our office for more details.


Oregon (503) 581-4224

Toll Free

In a typical year, Blindskills assists over 2000 individuals who contact us via our toll-free number from all over the United States and Canada and ask us for all kinds of information about blindness–rehabilitation and other services in their local areas, technology, and everyday tips for easier living.


Toll-Free 800-860-4224