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AT&T Presents $5,000 Award to GDABVI

On August 26, 2013, Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired welcomed to our Detroit office: Gregory Clark, AT&T Regional Vice President, External Affairs; and Robert Jones, Director of External Affairs. Mr. Clark and Mr. Jones were greeted by Board of Trustees President, Frederick J. Simpson; Trustees Charles Cone and Tim Daniel; and GDABVI Managing Director Victor Arbulu. AT&T presented an award check to GDABVI for $5,000 to provide adaptive aids for blind…Continue readingAT&T Presents $5,000 Award to GDABVI


Canton Lions Club Corn Roast Fundraiser Calls Attention to Blindness in Local Towns

The Annual Canton Lions Corn Roast on August 24, 2013 was another huge success with over 300 people enjoying a sunny afternoon filled with BBQ delights. GDAVBI participated in the fundraising event to meet local Lions Clubs’ and community members. Victor Arbulu, Managing Director of GDABVI, shared informational materials about eye diseases and good eye health and said, “I enjoy participating in these types of events to inform the public about our services and to…Continue readingCanton Lions Club Corn Roast Fundraiser Calls Attention to Blindness in Local Towns


No-Cost Vision Loss Help

If you or a loved one are coping with one or more types of vision loss, GDABVI vision rehabilitation teachers (VRTs) can help. We specialize in assisting visually impaired people to live independently and safely in their homes and environment. Our VRTs provide in-home training on adaptive aids (like stove and microwave indicators), non-sighted communication tools (such as signature and handwriting guides); and orientation and mobility instruction. Learn more about the VRT Adult Services we…Continue readingNo-Cost Vision Loss Help


Remarkable Videos Featuring Blind or Visually Impaired Superstars

We invite you to view video stories about persons who are blind or visually impaired that display remarkable courage and hope. You’ll find featured stories from youth, women and men who prove their challenges are no match for determination, talent and love. If you know of “superstars” we should highlight, please contact us with their story information for our Featured Videos of Hope page.


Fruits and Vegetables Decrease Risk of Macular Degeneration

Did you know you can decrease your risk of developing age-related macular degeneration by eating more vegetables and fruits? Raw or cooked, these food types offer the most important dietary source of carotenoids for good vision. Our retinas consist mostly of lutein and zeaxanthin — two carotenoids that are absorbed from fruits and veggies — and are essential for eye health. You can find them in green produce like kale, collards, spinach, broccoli, lettuce and…Continue readingFruits and Vegetables Decrease Risk of Macular Degeneration


Year End Annual Appeal

As we reach the end of 2012, we wish to express gratitude to the Board of Trustees and our community of GDABVI friends. With your support we have been able to make this organization a stronger and healthier resource for blind and visually impaired people in Southeast Michigan. In the Tri-County area alone, over 80,000 individuals over the age of 35 are blind or vision impaired – and the numbers are growing as diabetic retinopathy, glaucoma,…Continue readingYear End Annual Appeal

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