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Social center for blind opens in Gary

Social center for blind opens in Gary

GARY | Licensed general contractor Tony Blair, 63, lost his sight about five years ago due to glaucoma. It didn't take long for the  Gary resident to notice a disparity in support services for the blind and visually impaired not only in Gary but the region.

September 04, 2014 7:40 pm Photos

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Social center for blind opens in Gary

Social center for blind opens in Gary

The Blind Social Center in Gary is a place for the blind to socialize and improve their education and have access to other services.

September 04, 2014 6:30 pm
Social center for blind opens in Gary

Social center for blind opens in Gary

A group gathers around a table at The Blind Social Center. It opened last month and seeks new products and technologies for the blind and visually impaired.

September 04, 2014 6:30 pm
Social center for blind opens in Gary

Social center for blind opens in Gary

Tony and Connie Blair have started The Blind Social Center in Gary. Tony lost his sight about five years ago due to glaucoma.

September 04, 2014 6:30 pm
Social center for blind opens in Gary

Social center for blind opens in Gary

William J. McCraven works on adapting a laptop computer for a friend.

September 04, 2014 6:30 pm
Social center for blind opens in Gary

Social center for blind opens in Gary

Tony and Connie Blair, right, have started The Blind Social Center in Gary. It's a place for the blind to socialize and improve their education and have access to other services.

September 04, 2014 6:30 pm

M'ville foundation gives $1M to support programs for the blind

INDIANAPOLIS | A Merrillville foundation has given $1 million to an Indianapolis organization serving the blind and visually impaired.

May 01, 2013 6:45 pm Related

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T.F. South's trackster Jhaliyah Anderson is blind.

T.F. South's trackster Jhaliyah Anderson is blind.

T.F. South assistant track coach Yetunde Mitchell claps her hands repeatedly to guide blind long jumper Jhaliyah Anderson to the pit.

May 01, 2013 5:07 pm
T.F. South's trackster Jhaliyah Anderson is blind.

T.F. South's trackster Jhaliyah Anderson is blind.

T.F. South blind long jumper Jhaliyah Anderson gets lined up by head coach Steve Nelson.

May 01, 2013 5:06 pm
T.F. South's trackster Jhaliyah Anderson is blind.

T.F. South's trackster Jhaliyah Anderson is blind.

T.F. South assistant track coach Yetunde Mitchell claps her hands repeatedly to guide blind long jumper Jhaliyah Anderson to the pit. Head coach Steve Nelson looks on.

May 01, 2013 5:06 pm
T.F. South's trackster Jhaliyah Anderson is blind.

T.F. South's trackster Jhaliyah Anderson is blind.

T.F. South blind long jumper Jhaliyah Anderson chats with head coach Steve Nelson.

May 01, 2013 5:06 pm
T.F. South's trackster Jhaliyah Anderson is blind.

T.F. South's trackster Jhaliyah Anderson is blind.

T.F. South assistant track coach Yetunde Mitchell claps her hands repeatedly to guide blind long jumper Jhaliyah Anderson to the pit. Head coach Steve Nelson looks on.

May 01, 2013 5:07 pm
T.F. South's trackster Jhaliyah Anderson is blind.

T.F. South's trackster Jhaliyah Anderson is blind.

Blind T.F. South track member Jhaliyah Anderson is escorted on to the track by teammate Lanetta Charleston as they prepare for practice.

May 01, 2013 5:06 pm
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