EBC Vision Group in person and via your phone
October 19 @ 11:00 am - 1:00 pmFree
EBC Vision Group meets on EBC campus in Room 3 and via your phone on the first and third Thursday of the month meet at 11:00a.m. to 1:00p.m. Pacific. Please contact our main office at 707-523-3222 for more information.
**On Thursday April 7, 2022, Special Guest Dr. Jake Francis, NSF Postdoctoral Research Fellow will visit Earle Baum Center to present, The Scent-sory World of Plant Reproduction! Dr. Francis will share his own explorations into the gustatory (taste) world of pollination and will share stories about modern research in pollination ecology with a special focus on the adaptations plants have evolved to lure in animals via scent, taste, and texture. Afterward participants will explore these adaptations first-hand on Earl Baum Center grounds and via hands on activities. ALL ARE WELCOME!**
In the instructor-led class we introduce ourselves to each other and share information or ask questions about our experiences with sight loss. Examples of topics of interest for our group discussion include accessible equipment such as the BTBL player or BARD, CTAP free phone services; NFB news line phone number services; shopping from catalogs such as Maxi aids and LSS for vision and hearing loss; food shopping online at local stores and arranging for deliveries.
The group may also discuss topics including how to remain independent in our homes; use of the latest adaptable technology and magnification devices such as hand-held optical lenses, and electronic portable and electronic desktop models. We may want to understand the local Paratransit system or ride share programs such as Uber or Lyft driver programs. In addition, we regularly review the schedule of other classes, activities and events available at EBC that may be of interest to our group members.
We welcome anyone with sight loss to attend our support groups, you do not need to be a current client of EBC. We value our connections with each other and the lively discussions. Each group is led by an EBC instructor.