Kentucky Office for the Blind

Local News
8:30 am
Mon September 3, 2012

Tech Expo For the Visually Impaired Coming to Louisville

Photo of video magnifier from magnifyingaids.com

Technologies for the blind and visually impaired will be demonstrated during an expo later this month in Louisville. Cora McNabb with the Kentucky Office for the Blind says the two-day event at the Galt House will feature the latest devices.

“They kind of surround that person with a team of individuals that looks at what their needs are. Once we determine what those needs are, we individualize the types of services that support that individual need,” McNabb said

Local News
4:46 pm
Mon May 14, 2012

State Agency That Serves the Blind Considering Budget Cuts

From Stu Johnson, Kentucky Public Radio

A cash-strapped Kentucky Office for the Blind is considering some cost-cutting measures.

If adopted, some of the 400 people assisted by the agency will receive less tuition assistance, fewer cataract surgeries, and find it harder to qualify for state-provided services. Spokeswoman Allison Jessee says the proposed policy changes will be the subject of four public hearings scheduled for this month and could be implemented in June.

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