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Your #GivingTuesday Donation Can Make Dreams Come True


Your #GivingTuesdaydonation can make dreams come true

by Craig Meador, APHPresidentPhoto: Portrait of Dr. Craig Meador


Everyone has dreams. That’s one of the many ways people whoare blind or visually impaired are exactly the same as people who are typicallysighted. We all have dreams and hope we can make them come true.

People who are blind or visually impaired dream of gettingan education, going to college, and maybe earning an advanced degree. Theydream of jobs that bring them satisfaction and independence. They dream of participatingin their communities and our society. They dream of achieving everything theyset out to do—just like everyone else.

At APH, all our work centers around making these dreamspossible, and providing people who are blind or visually impaired with the productsand educational resources they need to fulfill those dreams. Although we’re anonprofit organization, we’re also a business—not a wish factory—so we have tooperate within the confines of budgets and organizational objectives.

We’re grateful for the grants and government funding wereceive to help us create educational, workplace, and independentliving products and services for people who are blind or visuallyimpaired. But those funds aren’t enough to cover all of our costs, so thegenerosity of individual donors is essential to helping us make more dreamscome true.

Donations help us maintain programs like BrailleTales, which ensures that toddlers who are visually impaired receive theirfirst braille book to read with their parents, at no cost. Donations help uscontinue the research and development that results in new technology like Graphiti that lets students finishschool at the same pace as their sighted peers and gives people who are blindor visually impaired the same career opportunities as everyone else. Donationshelp us continue our work to change public attitudes so people of all ages whoare blind or visually impaired can be independent and make valuablecontributions to our society.

If you have already donated to APH, we’re very grateful foryour support of the work we do. If you’ve never made a donation to APHbefore—or you want to donate more—Giving Tuesday is a great day to do so. Donationsin any amount will bolster our mission to improve the lives of people whoare blind or visually impaired.

Giving is the engine of the work we do at APH, and yourdonation will empower more people who are blind or visually impaired to pursuetheir dreams. Thank you for helping us make those dreams come true.Photo: Giving Tuesday Logo

Stan Greenwood
A humble human, who is always found working on something or drinking coffee. A perfect introvert who talks barely anything but shares a lot through his blog posts at FredForum.

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