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Community Connections Newsletter - April 2014

Community Connections Newsletter April 2014 In This Edition: What's Going on Future Plans Information of Interest Welcome! This is the Community Connections Newsletter. This monthly newsletter has been developed to provide information about events going on in the
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Living with GRACE April 2014 Newsletter

We have waited and out waited a long, cold winter. Hopefully the final gasps have breathed their last and we can begin to look forward to warm days, spring peepers, crocuses, and of course, Living with GRACE (Gaining Recreational and Creative Energy).  We are excited to let you know that our first meeting will take place on April 16 from 10-12:30. Please note that this meeting will happen in
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Increasing Awareness of DeafBlind Individuals and the Role of Support Service Providers (SSPs)

Corrina Veesart 12-1-13 Re: Increasing Awareness of DeafBlind Individuals and the Role of Support Service Providers (SSPs) Typical human interaction depends primarily on sight and hearing. People form, maintain, and strengthen the connections in a myriad of circumstances using these senses, and they are foundation of socialization and participation in society at large. Deafblind
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Winter 2014 Newsletter

Being Able to Read Again! Bertha listens to the cues and scrolls through the language choices on her video magnifier. In addition to French and English, Italian, Portuguese, Spanish, German and Dutch are available. Leading ministries, being a wife, a grand and great-grandmother keeps 84 year old Reverend Bertha Jacqmin quite busy. She admits that she has always been very active
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Upcoming Iris Network Events

05/ 1/2014 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM
The Wells Support Group

For people with vision impairments and their significant others, Wells Congregational Church, Post Road (US Route 1) 1st Thursday of the month (except July and August), from 10:00 a.m. to 12:00 noon. FMI call Brenda Bacon 646-7079.

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05/ 5/2014 11:00 AM to 01:00 PM
The Sunshine Club

Meets the 1st Monday of each month from 11:00 to 1:00 at the Lobster Trap on 25 Bay St. Winslow. Contact Betty Soule for more information about the Sunshine Club or to participate at (207) 872-2967 or (207) 557-5181.  Click here for more infomation about The Sunshine Club

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Upcoming Community Events

05/ 1/2014 05:30 PM to 07:30 PM
Bangor Disability Peer Support Group

Bangor Disability Peer Support Group 5:30 p.m. to 7:30 p.m at Advanced Modifications in Hermon; the number is 848-8226 This group meets on the first Thursday of each month. FMI: contact Alpha One in Bangor at 207-941-6553, TTY 877-229-8954

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05/ 4/2014 08:00 PM to 09:00 PM
Behind Our Eyes Group

April 3rd, 2011: Behind Our Eyes 8 p.m. to 9 p.m. This group meets through phone calls to discuss writings, listen to speakers and network with fellow writers. Meetings are held the first and third Sunday of each month. Contact Elisa Busch at 571-257-7355 or glbusch@comcast.net for more information.

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Those inventors down at MIT are working on a FingerReader. A wearable gadget that allows the user to read a line of text in a book or on a screen.

http://fluid.media.mit.edu/projects/fingerreader
FingerReader | Fluid Interfaces
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The FingerReader is a wearable device that assists in reading printed text. It is a tool both for visually impaired people that require help with accessing printed text, as well as an aid for language translation. Wearers scan a text line with their finger and receive an audio feedback of the words…

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