Sights for Hope Marks Milestone with Advanced Braille Program Graduation

Photo of the Advanced Braille class graduates, their instructor, and their instructors in front of a Sights for Hope step-and-repeat banner

Sights for Hope marked a milestone this week by holding a graduation for the first clients in more than 40 years to complete its Advanced Braille life skills education program. The four graduates had been studying what is known as grade 2 Braille, or contracted Braille, for more than two years. When the COVID-19 pandemic […]

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Sights for Hope Grows its Client Population by 12% in One Year

Photo of two Sights for Hope clients who are wearing blue Sights for Hope shirts

Sights for Hope’s client population increased by 12% during its 2021-2022 service year, according to organizational data. The organization had 625 clients with visual impairments and blindness when it ended the year on June 30. A total of 149 clients enrolled during the year and 81 clients withdrew or passed away. Sights for Hope also […]

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Sights for Hope Helps Form New Lions Club to Help Lehigh Valley Clients Give Back

Sights for Hope Lehigh Valley Lions Club

Sights for Hope and Pennsylvania Lions District 14-K have formed the Lehigh Valley Sights for Hope Lions Club – a branch of the Whitehall Lions Club that empowers people with visual impairments to give back to their communities. The Lehigh Valley Sights for Hope Lions Club will select and implement service projects at its own […]

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#WorldBrailleDay2022: Sights for Hope Clients and Team Members Tell the Story of Braille

Drawing of a young Louis Braille and his teacher

In honor of World Braille Day, Sights for Hope’s clients and team members with visual impairments created a video to tell the story of Braille’s creation and its impact on their lives. The video features clients Chuck Alison, Annette Gozzard, Annie Ocasio, and Gary Dvorshak, who also is a member of Sights for Hope’s Board […]

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Donations of Tech Create Real Change for Sights for Hope Clients

Photo of a woman holding an iPad tablet

We sat down this week with Dianne Michels, Sights for Hope’s nationally-certified Vision Rehabilitation Specialist, to talk about the positive impacts that technology has on the lives of individuals living with visual impairments. Diane says that the opportunities that iPads and laptop computers provide users take on added importance for those living with visual impairments […]

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