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 and the topic for that meeting is at the bottom of this page.
Here is an opportunity to listen to an actual meeting of our group. On September 10, 2022, we shared our tips and tricks for doing things without full sight. Examples included: putting toothpaste on a toothbrush, pouring liquid without fears of spilling it all over, reading your own handwriting, cutting meat in a restaurant, seeing food on a plate, finding a waiter or waitress who disappeared, organizing clothes in a closet, and more. Just click, enter, or tap here to learn the tips and tricks that were shared.
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:
The structure and functioning of the human eye.
Audio Described Movies.
Emergency readiness for those with disabilities.
Eye Research updates.
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 2022 are only $20 each year.
To become a member of the Delaware Valley Council of Citizens with Low Vision, send an email to firstname.lastname@example.org
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.
Next meeting will be on, Saturday, October 1, 2022. It will begin between 12:45 and 12:55 pm. EST.
To join the meeting:
If using the Internet with any device, use the link below to join:
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:
+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
We hope to have you at our meeting.