Are you thinking about freedom, liberty, and the pursuit of happiness? The ability to work, pay your bills, vote, participate in the community, etc., may seem like basic concepts, even rights, to most of us. But what if you lose your sight? For someone who is blind, has a vision impairment, or other disability, independence is all of these things.
The way in which each of us sees independence and how much value we place on it is not a simple concept and is certainly different for everyone. We keep this in mind with every program we include in our broadcast schedule, every podcast we produce, every community voice we feature, and every live audio description opportunity we bring to local theaters and arts organizations to describe the critical visual elements of live performances for our listeners. We live in a community rich in culture and opportunities that should be available to everyone. For someone with a vision impairment, reading the morning news, exploring an exhibition at a local museum, or crossing the street can seem unattainable and most certainly represent freedoms, liberties, and sources of happiness.
Let’s work together to support visual independence. According to the DBVI, there are 19,000 individuals in central Virginia living with blindness. As we celebrate our 45th anniversary, we are working to close the gap between the 8,000 individuals we serve and those citizens who need our service. Please consider making a contribution which will help make it possible for us to continue our work.
The past two years have been particularly difficult for non-profit organizations. You have the power to impact the lives of the vision impaired who depend on Virginia Voice services. Please join us with your donation today!
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