Sad News & Memorial Info
It saddens us to announce that Carol McCarl passed away May 2. Carol, the founder of Blindskills, publisher of Dialogue Magazine and longtime teacher of blind/visually impaired students has had a huge impact on many of us and she is already missed.
A Memorial Mass for Carol will be on Saturday, June 1 at St. Joseph’s Catholic Church 721 Chemeketa St., NE Salem, OR at 10:30am with a reception to follow in the church rectory. Her family has asked for donations to Blindskills in lieu of flowers.
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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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.
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.
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.
CONNIE’S KITCHEN: A COMPILATION OF RECIPES AND TIPS FROM THE PAGES OF DIALOGUE in large print and braille formats, now $10
If you have any questions, feel free to call our office for more details.
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.