In this VIRTUAL workshop, you will learn:

  • How to live an active lifestyle using technology
  • Debunking common myths about vision loss
  • Services available that will help your family
  • Overcoming obstacles and barriers in a sighted world
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Presented by

Charis Austin, Client Advocate, Association for the Blind and Visually Impaired

About Charis

Ask Charis about her work and she will say, “It’s a matter of survival. It goes with anything you are passionate about. You advocate for what you need or what you will lose. And it will also benefit the community.” Over the years Charis has passionately advocated for services on behalf of individuals with visual impairments. Charis was instrumental getting legislation passed that led to the creation of The Michigan Commission for the Blind, the predecessor to Bureau of Services for Blind Persons (BSBP), which helps people who are legally blind become employed. Throughout her years at ABVI, Charis has helped countless individuals with visual impairments find the services they require, from how to find financial assistance for obtaining needed equipment to adapting into the community.


This is a virtual meeting. You will be emailed a RingCentral invitation with a link to join the workshop. Please click on the link 15 minutes early to make sure we start on time. Thank-you.


Two hours that can change your life.

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