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The Utah Council of the Blind (UCB)

The Utah Council of the Blind (UCB) is a nonprofit organization founded in 1972 by a group of people who were blind who saw a need to establish programs to help people who are blind to be more independent and active in their communities. This is very important since the inclination of society is to place people in care centers when sight is lost.

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The UCB Flier, May 2015

President ‘s Message

Dear UCB members and friends,

It was so great seeing so many of you out to our state training conference this year. I want to thank TerriLynne Pomeroy, Sandy Ruconich and their committee for all the hard work, time and talent they put in to make the conference a success. I also want to congratulate our scholarship winners. We are looking forward to our upcoming summer activities. We are thankful for all of those who we see at our activities; however we would love to see some new faces. If you are interested in any of our activities or programs, a good way to get information is to attend our monthly board meetings. They are always open to anyone, and we would love to see you there. Until next month, keep smiling,

Anna Jeffery

Humana Health Care Accessible Prescription Labels.

Lainey Feingold and Linda Dardarian are working with ACB in a Structured Negotiations with Humana health care company about accessible prescription labels for their RightSource pharmacy and about plan documents. As part of the negotiations, Lainey and Linda are interested in talking to Humana members who have requested plan documents (such as explanation ofˇbenefits or initial plan documents) in an alternative format, including braille, large print, audio or electronic during the past six months. The Humana website has been designed for accessibility, so members may also get documents through the website. Ifˇyou are a Humana member as described above and are interested in sharing your experiences, please contact Lainey at LF@LFLegal.com. If it is easier, you may phone her at 510-548-5062. Thank you very much.

Netflix Provides Movies with Audio Description

Today, Netflix announced the provision of movies with audio description. The first movie, Marvel’ s Daredevil, is now available. Check out the website to learn more: http://blog.netflix.com/ Congratulations to all in ACB who have been working hard to bring this about. A Little Birdie Reveals the May Activity

By TerriLynne Pomeroy

It ‘s coming right up, and it’ s right in the middle of May. That ‘s the sixteenth of May. Come join us at DSBVI, 250 N 1950 W, Salt Lake City, on Saturday, May 16, for a “birding by ear” presentation. Our speaker will be sharing with us the various calls of our bird population.

Have you ever heard the typical robin song? Did you know that robins have a number of other calls that you may not know are also a robin?
The activity begins at 10 a.m. and will be at DSBVI in room 219. Lunch will follow for anyone who sends in their $5 in advance. Send your check or money order for $5 to: UCB, PO Box 1415, Bountiful, UT 84011-1415. We look forward to seeing you there.

Many Children’ s Television Programs Now Accessible for Students with

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