What is the UPBC?

The purpose of the organization is to create a climate of opportunity for blind children in home, school and society; to provide information and support to parents of blind children; to facilitate the sharing of experiences and concerns among parents of blind children; to develop and expand resources available to parents and their blind children; to help parents of blind children gain understanding and perspective through partnership and contact with blind adults; and to function as an integral part of the National Federation of the Blind and the National Organization of Parents of Blind Children in their ongoing efforts to eliminate discrimination and prejudice against the blind and to achieve for the blind security, equality and opportunity.

The membership is open to parents of blind children, educators of blind children and others interested in promoting the purposes of this organization.

We are a division of the National Federation of the Blind which is the largest organization of the blind in the country. Refer to: http://www.nfb.org/

Utah Parents of Blind Children is a 501(c)(3) Non-Profit Organization

Monday, April 20, 2009

Slate and Stylish

Check this out.
You know someone is web savvy when they have time outside of their full time job and hip social life to network with their 400 friends on facebook and blog on a regular basis.

One of my favorite blogs to visit is Deja Powell's site: http://slateandstylish.blogspot.com She is open, honest, witty, and shares personal stories about her life and blindness.

Deja is a cane travel instructor in Salt Lake City and recently graduated with her MA in Educational Psychology. She received her bachelors from Utah State in Journalism.

On facebook she shares: "I love dancing, my family, chocolate, listening to music, genuine people, football and the smell of paint. I hate ketchup, arrogance, icey roads, cancer, selfishness, sweet potatoes and milk."

Deja, two words. You rock. Keep up the great work! We are lucky to have you back in Utah!!