This month, outreach volunteers Marlene and Lissa attended a Health Fair at the Emerson Center on Wednesday, July 17, 2013 from 9:30-2:30. This was a health services gathering for the residents at the Emerson Center, an apartment building here in Lexington, that is open to individuals with disabilities. It was a great opportunity to meet potential listeners and also some other organizations who might reach potential listeners.
Lissa met a man who has a genetic condition involving the development of his optic nerve. “It was interesting to hear about the types of accommodations he had during college, including texts on tape and a large screen reader he uses now,” she says. “Some of our visitors knew others who could benefit from our audio reader service and we sent materials with them. I was able to help one man start an application and explain that even a family member could help him document his vision related concerns.”
Radio Eye will be working with the manager at the Emerson Center to provide a radio for the community room. This provides an opportunity for people to gather over the morning news and talk about the day’s events. We can provide these radios to any group facility where vision or reading problems are client concerns.