Sounds of Success: The VOICE Program at LAB

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By Suzanne Wilson A little over two years ago, the affiliates of the Talking Information Center (TIC) met, as they do on a regular basis.  Perhaps it seemed like just another normal get-together of the various agencies involved in disseminating news and information to visually impaired Massachusetts residents, but an idea was born on that day that is continuing to grow and resonate throughout the state.  A single thought brought forth…

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LAB’s Horizons Program Focuses on Exciting Initiative for People with Diabetes

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By Suzanne Wilson You may already know about LAB’s “Horizons”, which is broadcast on the radio reading service and highlights people and programs of interest to the blind and visually impaired community.  You may also be aware of LAB’s VOICE program, an exciting, grant-funded initiative that is furnishing qualified consumers with a chance to gain direct experience in producing and recording shows for our radio station.  Combine these ground-breaking efforts…

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Exciting Doings at LAB

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By Suzanne Wilson We all know that LAB is a busy place, humming with programs for youth and adults and home to the exciting voice program.  Sometimes though, we may tend to forget that we’re part of a larger network of services available to the blind and visually impaired community here in Massachusetts.  Fortunately, we hosted an event on October 19 that reminded everyone of the numerous resources and opportunities that…

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David Govostes – A Biography

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By Suzanne Wilson While blindness and vision loss continue to present significant obstacles these days, there have been a great many improvements over the past few decades.  For a child growing up in post-World War II America in the 1940s and ‘50s, prospects were quite limited.  Just ask Massachusetts’ very own David Govostes.  Today, we know him as a long-time Lowell resident and the former Massachusetts Commissioner for the Blind. …

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New England Eye On-Sight: Vision in Motion for Massachusetts

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What if you or someone you know needs to get a thorough eye examination?  Or what if you want expert advice on how to make the most of your remaining sight?  Where would you go?  Until recently, your only option was to visit the office of an eye care professional. However, since October of 2010, adults and children in Massachusetts have access to a very exciting—and convenient—alternative to the traditional…

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