The Delaware Valley Council of  Citizens with Low Vision Page on Such A Site

 

Welcome to the webpage of the Delaware  Valley Council of Citizens with Low Vision. A  chapter of the  Council of Citizens with Low Vision International.

The Delaware Valley Council of Citizens with Low Vision is also known as DVCCLV.

 

The information to join each month's meeting is at the bottom of this page.

 

DVCCLV is a group with a mission to empower people with education, resources, support, and advocacy related to Low Vision.

 

Click here to learn about the origins, purpose, and history of the Delaware Valley Council of Citizens with Low Vision.

 

 Over the years, DVCCLV has had guest speakers talking about:

 

Self Defense.

The structure and functioning of the human eye.

Audio Described Movies.

Emergency readiness for those with disabilities.

Eye Research updates.

Mindfulness practices.

BARD Services from the Library of congress 

Hadley Institute Free Courses to assist in living with Low Vision and Blindness

 

DVCCLV has collaborated with other groups through the years. One such Project was to increase the Lighting in Market East regional Rail station, now referred to as the Jefferson regional Rail station.   The project which worked with the Southern Eastern Pennsylvania Transit Authority (SEPTA) was completely successful. As requested, lighting was significantly increased, allowing those with reduced vision to function better within the station.

 

Beyond those offerings and work efforts, DVCCLV is more than a  sedentary or subdued group. Members have fun and donít let their low vision get in their way. Together they have done things such as dancing in a line dancing workshop, and even took on dining in a hustle bustle restaurant right outside the Gallery Mall In Center City, Philadelphia, during the holiday season

 

Benefits of becoming a member of DVCCLV are many. Each Member is able to attend monthly meetings and are provided a full membership list with contact information for other members of the organization. The list provides the means  to contact others between meetings for support or simple social enjoyment. In addition, through emails members receive resources , announcements of events or services related to low vision, and are provided with tips and tactics on many devices which can help them with personal empowerment.

 

Publications in accessible format are sent to members by the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International, the American council of the Blind, and the Pennsylvania Council of the Blind.

 

In addition, joining DVCCLV comes with a full membership  to the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International and the American Council of the Blind.

 

Becoming a member of DVCCLV is simple and affordable. Dues for 2021 and at least 2022 are only $20 each year.

 

To become a member of the Delaware Valley Council of Citizens with Low Vision, send an email to lowvisionnow@hotmail.com

 

In the meantime, enjoy listening to a movie being audio described for those who cannot see. There is no video, just the movie's audio tracks and the audio description. Check them out by clicking, entering, or tapping on the names of the movies listed below:

 

Big, starring Tom Hanks

West Side Story, ,

What About Bob? 

Sully,the pilot who landed his plane in the Hudson River in New York City. 

 

The monthly Zoom meeting of the  Delaware Valley Council of Citizens with Low Vision is open to all who have an interest in the issues of low vision.

 

Date and time of next meeting: Saturday, December 4 2021, start time is between  12:45 and 12:55 pm, EST.

 

Topic for this month's meeting:

 

Over this past year we have had speakers covering a wide range of topics, meetings where information and resources were shared, and meetings providing opportunities to toot horns about successes, as well as ask ways to address the nuisances of low vision.

 

To end this year letís have some fun and entertainment. To do this, all participants are asked to come to the meeting with any of the following:

 

1.      Any personal funny stories, low vision related or not.

2.      Riddles which need to be solved.

3.      Jokes which can be appreciated by all.

4.      A song to sing or play if it was recorded.

5.      The playing of a musical instrument, if you can make it loud enough to be heard.

6.      A poem you wrote, or love.

 

Note: Our meetings are held with high regards because of the courteous standards we apply during each meeting, and are conducted with respect for all who attend. Therefore, all of the above must be tasteful, respectful of the differences of people, not be sexual in nature, and contain no vulgar or profane words or language.

 

Meeting date and time:

Saturday, December 4, 2021, starting between 12:45 and 12:55 pm. The password is the same: 2121.

 

Here is the joining information:

 

 

If using the Internet with any device, use the link below to join:

https://us02web.zoom.us/j/4404653663?pwd=TDdVVG8yVDIvd0JwLzl2d0lGOUxsZz09

 

Meeting ID: 440 465 3663

Pass code: 2121

 

If using a smart phone, tap or double tap on one of the numbers below and wait as it will do the rest for you to join:

+19292056099,4404653663# US (New York)

+13126266799,4404653663# US (Chicago)

 

If using a land line phone, use one of the numbers below to join:

        +1 929 205 6099 US (New York)

        +1 301 715 8592 US (Washington DC)

        +1 312 626 6799 US (Chicago)

        +1 346 248 7799 US (Houston)

        +1 669 900 6833 US (San Jose)

        +1 253 215 8782 US (Tacoma)

Meeting ID: 440 465 3663

Password: 2121

 

We hope to have you at the December 4, 2021 meeting.