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A Vision Loss Connections Farewell

To Everything There is a Season, Turn, Turn, Turn! This is the Season & Time for Vision Loss Connections to bid a fond farewell and close as a nonprofit organization. Our Mission has been to organize In-Person activities within Seattle’s Blind Community and this simply has not been possible during the Time of Covid. We have heard much about the challenges faced by small businesses during the pandemic, and it is much the same for small nonprofits.

With that in mind we are very glad that the Seattle Cobras Goalball Team are now being managed by Seattle Adaptive Sports, which is a larger nonprofit organization that coordinates other Paralympic Sports Teams. The Call in Support Group will continue to meet under the guidance of Camille Jassny & the Seattle Public Library will offer their Monthly Call in Low Vision Book Group Meetings in Coordination with the WA Talking Book & Braille Library.

We want to thank all the people who have supported Vision Loss Connections over the years, with many volunteers, who so generously gave of their skills, time and resources. Special Thanks to our Web-master, who keeps our Website current and updated. We have had so many wonderful Board Members who volunteered their expertise & consulted with us on the Importance of Accessibility & Braille Literacy Issues. Special Appreciation to our Blind & Low Vision Athletes and Coaches who brought Seattle’s Goalball Program back to life after an absence of thirty years. We owe a great deal to our CPA, who oversees our Financial Accounts. In particular we thank Seattle Parks & Recreation plus Seattle Arts & Culture who provided funding for Vision Loss Connections to offer such a variety of interesting programs.

Cheers to the 5th Ave Theater & Seattle Art Museum for such Excellent Accessible Programming. Applause for Seattle Artist & Craftsman Supply who offered free studio space, for the use of our Tactile Art Group.. The Goalball Team made use of invaluable gym rental time at the Nisei Veterans Committee Memorial Hall & the Rainier Community Center. Special Mention goes to the Seattle Channel who first helped to tell the story of Vision Loss Connections. Seattle is a Truly Wonderful Inclusive City with a Very Special Sense of Community Spirit who helped to Open Wide the Doors of Accessibility to People in Vision Loss Connections Programs. Thank YOU & Happy New Year!