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OCB Resource Guide

A list of some of the resources people with low vision may find useful.

OCB Resource Guide May 2023.docx
OCB Resource Guide May 2023.pdf

Support Groups

Check out our list of Low Vision Support Groups being held throughout Oregon.

2024 Pat & Annie Picnic

Join the Eugene Downtown Lions Club for the 2024 Pat & Annie Picnic. Blind and visually impaired community members, their caregivers, friends and family are welcome.

Where: Emerald Park Picnic Shelter, 1400 Lake Drive Eugene, OR 97404
When: Saturday August 3, 2024, 12 - 2:30pm
Signup requested. Please RSVP before Saturday July 20, 2024

Please download the event invitation for more information on Signing Up, What To Bring, Ride Requests and more.

January is Glaucoma Awareness Month

Glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the U.S. But it has no early symptoms—that's why half of people with glaucoma don't know they have it. The only way to check for glaucoma is to get a comprehensive dilated eye exam. There's no cure for glaucoma, but early treatment can often stop it from damaging people's vision.  Anyone can get glaucoma, but people over 60, Black/African Americans over 40, Hispanics/Latinos, and those with a family history of glaucoma are at higher risk. Check out the National Eye Institute Education Program (NEHEP) to learn more!

Theater Audio Description

Theater and musical lovers who would benefit from an audio-described performance in Portland are invited to check out upcoming events by CADA – Committee for Audio Description in the Arts.

Accessible Voting & Ballots

Visually impaired voters can now access their current voter status and record online, and access an Alternate Format Ballot they can complete using a screen reader or VoiceOver, so they may vote confidentially and independently. Learn more here:

Trust That Your Vote Counts!

Track the status of your mail-in ballot from printed to accepted with this accessible and free process. Five Oregon counties have Ballot Tracking: Marion, Washington, Clackamas, Multnomah, and Yamhill.

The voter provides full name, date of birth, zip code, and desired notification method. The CAPTCHA system used to ensure your response is human (and not an online robot) is a simple and accessible check mark. If there is a problem with your signature, you will be notified within a day. The percentage of successful voters with Ballot Tracking is very high, and anyone can help a voter get signed up!

Distance Learning Program

Visit our YouTube channel to view our Distance Learning instructional videos designed for our Older Blind Independent Living Program.

Available Adaptive Equipment

We offer a selection of popular items such as canes, cane tips, braille paper, etc. Please call 971-673-1588 to inquire about prices and availability.

Project E3 Transportation Information

Project E3 is working with the Oregon Commission for the Blind and other state and local partner organizations to improve outreach and employment-related services to underserved youth and adults with blindness and visual disabilities in rural communities of the state that are economically disadvantaged. Check out their list of Oregon Transportation Resources for more information.

Seated woman reads a Braille book.