Phone: 865-590-9665

For our college bound VIBES members and their peers.

Microsoft is pleased to announce the launch of the Microsoft DisAbility Scholarship for college-bound high school students.  Please select the link below for more information.
http://www.Microsoft.com/en-us/diversity/programs/microsoftdisabilityscholarship.aspx

New Eyes for the Needy purchases prescription eyeglasses for people in need in the U.S. through a well-established voucher program. Eligible clients can apply for a voucher through a social service agency or a school nurse. Clients can present a New Eyes voucher to any participating local optical dispenser, who fits the client with the proper prescription eyeglasses. The dispenser then receives reimbursement directly from New Eyes.

New Eyes’ U.S. program is unique:

We help individuals nationwide, in urban, suburban and rural locations.

We work through established channels of social workers, school nurses and optical dispensers.

Social service agencies help New Eyes pre-screen applicants for financial need.

No corporate or organizational affiliation is required on the part of an individual, social service agency or optical dispenser in order to participate in New Eyes’ program.

In 2012-2013, in partnership with social service agencies and optical dispensers across the country, New Eyes helped 6,634 disadvantaged U.S. residents purchase the eyeglasses they needed but could not afford.

http://www.new-eyes.org/
http://neweyesfortheneedy.org/apply-for-assistance/

We came across this on Knowbility.org:

Individuals who use assistive technology to experience websites can earn money for visiting websites of different businesses to test them for access.

If you have a disability and use a screen reader or other assistive technology, register with us and get contacted when website owners want to test the accessibility and usability of websites. You will earn $35 an hour for all testing you do. Note: You must have a verifiable disability and use assistive technology. In order to get paid; you will need to create a PayPal account when you register as a user.

http://www.knowbility.org/v/service-detail/AccessWorks-Usability-Accessibility-Testing-Portal/3k/

Pass it on! Hope this will assist both website developers as well as visually impaired who can give great info to make the internet bettter.

GET READY TO TRAIN.
Clear your calendar – KBrew is hosting a group stationary bicycle class for a great cause! VIBES is an awesome non-profit that puts blind adults and kids on the back seat of tandem bicycles to give them a normally unattainable cycling experience, and we think that is super cool. Train4Vibes is raising money for VIBES on May 10th, and all the proceeds will go to supporting their mission! K Brew (1328 N Broadway) is our meeting spot for a morning of fun.
 
Here’s how to join the event and support VIBES:
1. Buy a ticket on this page by clicking this link.
2. Bring your own bicycle and trainer setup to K Brew at 9 a.m. on Saturday, May 10.
3. Be ready to train at 9:30 a.m. sharp.
4. Receive complimentary bottled water, fresh fruit, and coffee from K Brew after the class!
 
SPACE IS LIMITED TO 20 RIDERS. RSVP NOW!

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