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.
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 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 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.
Date and time of next meeting: Saturday, January 8, 2022, start time is between 12:45 and 12:55 pm, EST.
Here is the announcement about the meeting with the topic and joining information at the end:
Delaware Valley Council of Citizens with Low Vision Meeting. Saturday, January 2022
Happy New Year to all. We have a guest speaker from the NFB Newsline scheduled for Saturday, January 8, 2022. The Zoom meeting will begin:
between 12:45 and 12:55 pm. EST.
The information about ways to join the meeting appears at the end of this email. In addition, joining information is on our webpage:
click, enter, or tap on this link to go to the webpage of DVCCLV
Our guest speaker, Jesse Shirek, will be presenting information about the NFB Newsline Service.
I asked Jesse to write a little about himself for me to share with you. Here is what he wrote:
I joined the NFB-NEWSLINE team in November 2021. In my operations specialist role, I provide training to subscribers and agency partners, operations and helpdesk support and community outreach, so that every blind and low vision person can benefit from access to this rich resource of accessible audio, Braille and electronic information.
My wife Sherry and I recently moved to Baltimore Maryland from Albuquerque New Mexico. We enjoy theater, live music, visual arts, reading and being with friends and family. I have worked in blindness rehabilitation, access technology, and most recently was the program manager for the assistive technology department at the New Mexico Commission for the Blind, before accepting this position with NFB-NEWSLINE. I grew up in the Great Plains, specifically the North Dakota Red River Valley close to the Minnesota and Canadian borders.
Jesse will let us know the ways to access the NFB Newsline. Some of which are: the use of A standard land line phone, the Internet, an app for Apple devices, and an app for Android devices.
The NFB Newsline has publications from around the world which are free to those who are eligible.
To find out the benefits to using the NFB Newsline, what it offers, how to use it, and who is eligible for the free service, come to our meeting on January 8, 2022.
To join the Zoom Meeting this Saturday, January 8, 2022, starting between 12:45 and
12:55 pm EST, see below:
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.