VISION & HEARING LOSS SYMPOSIUM
“MAKING CONNECTIONS 2018”
Friday, February 16, 2018 2 p.m. — 5 p.m.
the Florida Outreach Center for The Blind
& the Macular Disease Association
Speakers on Vision & Hearing loss
Demonstration of Adaptive Devices
Question and Answer Session
Bethesda Hospital East
2815 S. Seacrest Blvd. Boynton Beach, FL
Clayton Conference Center Floor #1 (take elevator)
Ambulatory Surgical Wing
Refreshments courtesy of Bethesda Hospital
Call 561-740-7816 for more info
Program Listing TBD
18th Annual Holiday Party
for Blind Children and their Families
Saturday, December 9th, 2017 4:30 — 6:00 p.m.
There was a special visit from the jolly old man from the north pole, Santa Claus, games, holiday crafts, and lots of goodies, too. It is occasions like this that give families an opportunity to share vital support and resources.
Dining in the Dark
Sunday, November 12, 2017
A unique experience in a world of smell, taste,
sound, & texture… in total darkness!
West Palm Beach Airport Hilton
5 - 8 p.m.
$75 per individual; $650 reserved table for 8
Held in honor of Dr. Thomas Hartig who brought newspapers, via the telephone, to blind people across the country. He was an inspiration to us all.
Master of Ceremonies: TBA
Guest Speaker: TBA
Dinner served by Palm Beach County SWAT Team
To learn more, please click:
For safety, no children 12 and under permitted.
Buy your tickets now!
You can purchase tickets and tables at the same time.
White Cane Safety Event
Wednesday, October 18, 2017
October is White Cane Awareness month. This observation is set aside to raise public awareness of the issues affecting the lives of the blind, including traffic laws, equal access statutes, and the Americans with Disabilities Act. Motorists in all fifty states are required to stop whenever blind pedestrians using a white cane or accompanied by a guide dog are crossing streets, driveways or other places. Violation of Florida's White Cane Law (316.1301 FS) is a moving violation, which carries a penalty of three points on the driver's license and a fine of $95.
The Florida Outreach Center for the Blind, Inc. invites you to join our White Cane Safety Event at 2:00 P.M. on Wednesday, October 18, 2017. We will gather at the Center located at 2315 S. Congress Avenue in Palm Springs, Florida, 33406. Our intention is to increase awareness of the White Cane Law and to exercise our rights as citizens to cross a public street without fearing for our lives. Posters will be displayed and fliers distributed. A proclamation, declaring October 18, as White Cane Safety Day in Palm Beach County will be read. The Police Department, and the media are expected to attend. Other interested groups are also invited to join our demonstration. We are all facing the same problems: roads and streets that are getting wider, busier and less pedestrian friendly. We hope you will join us in making our streets a safer place for pedestrians.
To download our flyer, please click: 2017 Flyer White Cane Event
To download our handout, please click: 2017 Handout White Cane and Equal Access Law
To download our poster, please click: 2017 Poster White Cane Event
Wednesday, May 17, 2017 Midnight to midnight
FOCB is excited to be a participant in the Great Give, a 24-hour online fundraiser on May 17, 2017. During this 24 hour period, you can make a secure donation to the Center. Your gift will be multiplied with bonus dollars raised by local funders and will help the Center to continue to impact the lives of blind men, women and children in our area.
Set an alarm….Put it in your calendar....Post sticky notes all over your home and office…Send our flyer to friends, family, co-workers!
Just remember to donate to FOCB on Wednesday, May 17, 2017 at
To download our flyer, please click: Great Give Flyer 2017
Beeping Egg Hunt 2017
Saturday, April 8, 2017
The Florida Outreach Center for the Blind hosted its Annual Beeping Egg Hunt on Saturday, April 8, 2017 in Palm Springs, Florida. Children who are blind, along with their families, enjoyed hunting beeping eggs, making a craft and getting an Easter basket.
Dr.Seuss' Birthday Party 2017
Saturday, March 4th, 2017
Any time reading is being celebrated, you know that Florida Outreach Center for the Blind will be there proclaiming our love for braille. Children joined the center in celebrating Dr.Seuss’ birthday by having story time with the talking book librarian. In addition to enjoying cake, children had fun creating their own masterpieces with Horst Mueller.