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Greater Detroit Agency for the Blind and Visually Impaired



NEWSLETTER

July 2024

*** Friendly reminder, the agency will be closed July 4th & July 5th… in observance of Independence Day. We will reopen July 8th. ***

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The month of July is national disability awareness month!


2024 Theme: “We want a life like yours”.


 

Disability pride month is celebrated every July and is an opportunity to honor the history, achievements, experiences and struggles of the disability community. July marks the anniversary of the Americans with Disabilities Act (ADA), the landmark legislation that broke down barriers to inclusion in society. People with disabilities deserve to live full self-determined lives, just like everyone else. Yet discrimination persists for the 1 in 4 U.S. adults living with a disability. Inspiring stories are spotlighted in July & beyond that show what’s possible with inclusion. Disability month happens every July to mark the ADA’s anniversary, which was passed on July 26, 1990.

UPCOMING activities at GDABVI:

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Monthly Bingo

Due to the Independence Day holiday, the July 5th Bingo game will not happen. Our next game is scheduled for August 2nd.


It's time for fun, fellowship, and prizes.

 


New Direction Support Group Picnic!

July 9th: 12PM to 2PM


The picnic will be held at the agency, during the support group meeting. Bring your snacks and join in the fun. To RSVP call 313-272-3900.



Movie Day!

July 12th: 1PM-3PM

Movie: A Fall from Grace



Book Club

July 23rd… 12PM to 2PM

The book club picks for the next three months are the Say Amen Series, by: Reshonda Tate Billingsley


July - Book 1: Let the Church Say Amen


August - Book 2: Everybody Say Amen


September - Book 3: Say Amen, Again


 

For more information or to RSVP for activities and events call 313-591-3786.

National Picnic Month!!!

Patriotic picnic with hotdogs, chips, ketchup, mustard, and American flag-themed decorations

When the cold winds are a distant memory and the sun is shining brightly in the summer sky, that is when National Picnic Month is celebrated. So, get outside with your family and celebrate by having a picnic this July (and any month for that matter)!

Summer Movies

Weathered reel of film

Remaining Dates:


July 12th: A Fall from Grace

1PM - 3PM



Our Last Movie Day is August 9th: Blended


Enjoy a movie, popcorn and soft drink.


Space is limited. You must RSVP in advance. Call 313-272-3900.

Donation: $6

The Human-AI research group standing together on a staircase.

Explore the Human-AI Lab at the University of Michigan


The Human-AI Lab develops assistive technologies for blind and visually impaired individuals. Their apps include VizLens (for reading appliances without braille stickers), ImageExplorer (providing text summaries and touch exploration), and OmniScribe (enhancing 360-degree videos with audio descriptions). They actively seek feedback from users and invite participation in their research. For more details, visit their website: Human-AI Lab.

Heart made out of healthy foods with the word "health" above it.

August 16th: Health/Wellness Day

10AM - 2PM


All are invited to GDABVI Health/Wellness day. Our vendors will include… Detroit Agency Area on Aging, Lions Club, Leader Dogs, Wayne State Mobile Unit, Secretary of State, and many, many more.

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