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5th Annual Resource Fair & Open House — Coming Soon on August 11th

We are thrilled to offer Southeast Michigan residents a fun-filled day of free entertainment, food, resources and giveaways at our annual Resource Fair and Open House! It takes place Saturday, August 11, 2018 from 11am-3pm at GDABVI, 16625 Grand River Ave, Detroit, MI 48227. We’ll have BBQ burgers and hot dogs, prizes and games for people of all ages, plus each registered guest will receive a free GDABVI goodie bag. Bring your family and friends…Continue reading5th Annual Resource Fair & Open House — Coming Soon on August 11th

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April is Eye Sports Safety Month

It’s spring and many people are getting ready to play in sports programs across their communities. As you gather together your workout clothes, uniforms and sports equipment, don’t forget to protect your eyes from potential harm and injury. Protective safety eyewear should be on your check list to ensure good health and lasting fun! To learn more, please go to http://discoveryeye.org/sports-eye-safety-month-april/

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March is Workplace Eye Wellness Month

Your eyesight is invaluable and most types of work in all types of settings rely upon good vision. Please protect your eyes from work place harm,  strain and injury. If you haven’t had an annual eye exam, this would be a good time to consider getting one. http://yoursightmatters.com/march-is-workplace-eye-wellness-month/

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February is National Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

Age-related Macular Degeneration is a leading cause of vision loss for people over 50 yrs. The National Institute of Health reports, “It causes damage to the macula, a small spot near the center of the retina and the part of the eye needed for sharp, central vision, which lets us see objects that are straight ahead. In some people, AMD advances so slowly that vision loss does not occur for a long time. In others, the…Continue readingFebruary is National Age-Related Macular Degeneration Awareness Month

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Wayne State University alum creates math Nemeth code using Braille

Cross-posted from Wayne State University January 31, 2018 Throughout its 150-year history, Wayne State University has been a leader in diversity and inclusion. One shining example is Abraham Nemeth, Ph.D. ’64. Born blind, Nemeth excelled academically by using Braille to make his way through school — all the way to a master’s degree in psychology from Columbia University. But his efforts to study advanced mathematics were thwarted by Braille’s limitations, including the lack of code…Continue readingWayne State University alum creates math Nemeth code using Braille

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Come see our spooky Haunted House!

You are invited to take part in GDABVI’s Multi-sensory Haunted House! It will take place over two days on the second floor of our facility and is open to the public. There will be activities for children and refreshments for all on the main level. Cost is only $5 for persons 13 and older, and $3 for children 12 and younger. All proceeds benefit GDABVI’s summer programs for vision impaired kids and youth. Friday &…Continue readingCome see our spooky Haunted House!

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