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“Our mission is to foster hope, offer help, and promote independence for people with vision loss.”

The San Antonio Low Vision Club is a program of the Low Vision Resource Center, a non-profit 501(c)(3) organization assisting visually impaired people with education, mobility assistance, support groups, and socialization. The Low Vision Club promotes independence for people with limited or no vision.  In addition to providing members with access to valuable information, the club provides the visually impaired an opportunity to talk with others who share their challenges.

The club's monthly meetings include presentations designed to keep members informed about the latest medical research into eye diseases and how local resources can assist them.  They also offer a professionally-led forum for discussing members' problems and concerns.  Several times a year, the club organizes social gatherings for its members.  It also produces a quarterly newsletter in print and cassette form and has published a directory of local resources for the visually impaired.

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Owl Radio is a free community service of the Low Vision Resource Center and is co-sponsored by Texas Public Radio and the San Antonio Express-News.  The service provides daily radio broadcasts of newspapers, magazines and other information for persons who are unable to read regular print due to a visual, physical or reading impairment.  The service has been on the air continuously in San Antonio since March 6, 2002.  Service to the Hill Country began on January 10, 2005.  Owl Radio transmits its programming to special radio receivers provided to qualified applicants over subcarriers provided by Texas Public Radio.  The signals can be picked up within the greater San Antonio Metropolitan area and adjacent counties and in the Kerrville and Fredericksburg areas of the Hill Country.

The service is staffed primarily by volunteers who read the San Antonio Express-News for three hours daily from studios located at North Frost Center at Nacogdoches and Loop 410 in San Antonio.  The remainder of programming for the 24-hour service is provided by syndicated reading services for the blind.  Owl Radio is not funded by a state agency and depends on monetary contributions from individuals, foundations, corporations, special events, government grants and other organizations.

Find out how you can receive your specially-tuned radio at owlradio.org

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