Research in the Spotlight

Research in the Spotlight

2019 Year Summary
02 December, 2019

2019 Year Summary

Happy New Year!

Whether you celebrate by going out or staying in, each new year is a good opportunity to look back at what you accomplished the year before and where you want to go.

At the beginning of this year, the Sensory Research Foundation opened its doors as a non-profit to support those with low vision or blindness. Already, our dedicated team of volunteers has successfully achieved the following in less than one year:

  • Given $100 Teacher Supplies Gift Card to Valerie Stoddard at Charles Lindbergh School for November, following up from our first Teacher Supplies Gift Card given in October.
  • Donated $443.79 to Peoria District 150 Teachers of the Visually Impaired for CVI textbooks for a CVI professional development course.
  • Donated $600 to Peoria District 150 for wristband fundraiser to benefit Teachers of the Visually Impaired and to benefit Students who are Blind or have Low Vision in Central Illinois.
  • Coming soon: Awarding $750 to CVI research group for needed research equipment.
  • Coming soon: Awarding $1000 to ISU Special Education, Low Vision/Blindness Department for HATCH fundraising campaign to purchase needed Assistive Technology and update existing AT.

The year 2020 will bring more donations and projects from the Sensory Research Foundation. We are planning a study in the field of visual impairment in 2020, and people can contact danielackley@sensoryresearchfoundation.org to be put on a list for more info when it is available.

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U of I Article: Organization Supports Students Who are Blind or Have Low Vision in Illinois
U of I Article: Organization Supports Students Who are Blind or Have Low Vision in Illinois

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