Bluegrass Council of the Blind, Inc.
August 2014
In-Kind Needs
  • Assistive technology for those with low vision
  • Envelopes (all sizes)
  • Printer paper
  • Cases of water
  • Coffee or K-Cups
  • Manila file folders
  • Desktop scanner
  • 2 door locking cabinet for assistive technology
Support BCB With a T-shirt Purchase!
We're selling t-shirts with the BCB logo on the front! $8 for members and $10 for nonmembers. Pay online at our website (and write your size in the comment box) or send a check. 
Recent Donors!
  • Anonymous
  • Baum Gardner Interests, LTD
  • Philip Rose
  • Richard G. Sawyer Jr.
  • Mary Sawyer
  • Paul Wiese
  • Vanda Pharmaceuticals 
Eat Wings, Raise Funds
Join BCB on Tuesday, August 19th at Buffalo Wild Wings at 1080 South Broadway Ste 104, 40504. Dine from 5p - 9p and BCB receives 10% of the profits! 
No flyer is needed, but you need to let your waiter know you're dining for BCB for us to receive the donation.
If you have a BCB t-shirt, please join the staff in wearing it. We'll also have some available for purchase - cash, credit, or check.
BCB Calendar
September 5th: Demonstrating Assistive Technology & Accessibility (DATA) from 10am - 11am Location: BCB Meeting Room 1093 South Broadway Ste 1230 40504 Please RSVP 859-259-1834
September 7th: BCB Quarterly Membership Meeting at the BCB meeting room. 3pm - 6pm. RSVP required
September 9th: BCB board meeting 9am - 10:30am at BCB meeting room
September 13th: BCB Bulletin plays on Radio Eye. Can listen at at 2pm, 10pm, and Sunday at 6am
September 17th: Medicare Information Seminar open to anyone interested. 2pm - 3pm at the BCB meeting room. RSVP required. Refreshments will be provided.
September 24th: Visually Impaired Peer Support Group Meeting. Program will include a speaker from the Lexington County Clerk's office who will be speaking and demonstrating on accessible voting. At the BCB meeting room from noon - 2. RSVP required.
September 30th: DATA training from 5p - 6p in the BCB meeting room. RSVP required.
News to Use
In the last newsletter we announced signing up for Goodsearch, which is a search engine that donates a penny for every search you do. Another way to give back to Bluegrass Council of the Blind is using When you go to, choose Bluegrass Council of the Blind as your nonprofit of choice. There are some great back to school deals going on right now detailed in this article from

Free Smoke Alarms for the Hard of Hearing
(From Council Member Bill Farmer's weekly newsletter)
The Lexington Fire Department is giving away free “Hard of Hearing Smoke Alarms” to residents of Fayette County who own their own home. They can also have a licensed electrician install them in your home free of charge. If you or someone you know is deaf, uses a hearing aid, or simply has a difficult time hearing, please contact the Lexington Fire Department to take advantage of this great opportunity. Call the Fire Prevention office at (859) 231-5668 to schedule your appointment.
US Currency Reader for Blind and Visually Impaired
(From Department of the Treasury (BEP) Bureau of Engraving and Printing)

Beginning September 2, 2014, the BEP will initiate a four-month pilot where NLS (National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped) patrons can pre-order a currency reader. This will help the government test its ordering and distribution processes and gauge demand for currency readers.

Then, beginning January 2, 2015, currency readers will be available to all U.S. citizens who are blind or visually impaired. Details are below for those who are interested. 

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