CONNECT THE DOTS: GIVE NORTHERN COLORADO A WARM EMBOSS Help us secure a new braille embosser to serve our blind community
On March 6th, the braille embosser at Disabled Resource Services broke beyond repair. We rely heavily on this vital piece of equipment which is frequently used in the DRS Vision Matters program to braille meeting notes, forms, legal documents, and resource guides for the blind community and braille readers throughout Northern Colorado. Because of this urgent need, we have launched the Connect the Dots campaign to raise $5,000 to replace this equipment
as soon as possible.
DRS has multiple clients who read braille to access important information. Additionally, the fact that they own the brailled media increases their inclusion in our community. Even with the rise in assistive technology, braille embossers are critical for many people with vision loss, according to Jo Carroll, Vision Matters Independent Living Specialist at DRS.
“As we move into the technological era, it is more important than ever to cater to those who still practice this skill and keep the culture of braille alive,” Jo explains.
Because of this immense need, DRS has launched a fundraising campaign to secure a new braille embosser and continue our mission to serve every person with a disability.
You can help now by donating to our Connect the Dots campaign: Here.
For questions or more information, please contact Jane Barber at (970) 667-0816 or email at [email protected].
About Disabled Resource Services (DRS): DRS provides services for individuals living with disabilities in Larimer and Jackson counties. It is one of nine Centers for Independent Living in Colorado. The program, Access to Independence, addresses a range of circumstances and fulfills critical needs to assist people of any age and with any disability in increasing their independence and quality of life. As a private 501(c)(3) organization, DRS receives over 3,000 requests for assistance each year. To learn more, visit disabledresourceservices.org or contact David Swinehart at (970) 482-2700.