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  • photo of Insights Into Low Vision book, brown cover with yellow bold letter and black spiral coil bindingCCLVI's new publication "Insights Into Low Vision" is ready and available. This 8 1/2" X 11" 154-page large print easy-to-read formatted book has 30 articles with titles such as: "How to Find a Low Vision Specialist," "Tips to Reduce glare," "Driving with Low Vision," "Tips to Help You Use Your Computer," and a variety of others. This book should prove to be very useful to those in the low vision community.

    Pass the word to anyone you think it would benefit and get yours today! Read all about it here.

  • Stay in touch by signing up for two new CCLVI email lists; one for discussion and one to receive announcements. These lists have replaced the Google CCLVI groups.

    • If you were subscribed to the Google CCLVI discussion list, you have automatically been subscribed to the new CCLVI-L Mailman group. You can make changes to your subscription by using the following link:

      If you are not already on the list, use the same link to subscribe and join in on the discussion.

    • The CCLVI-announce list will be used to receive our Vision Access magazine and for receiving announcements like for the Let's Talk Low Vision monthly program broadcasts. If you already were receiving Vision Access magazine through email you have been automatically subscribed. You can make changes to your subscription by using the following link:

      If you are not already on the list, use the same link to subscribe. NOTE: This is an announce-only list and you may not post to it. Feel free to join the discussion on CCLVI-L above.

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  • Best Practices and Guidelines for Large Print Documents used by the Low Vision Community: This resource document is authored by the Council of Citizens with Low Vision International, an Affiliate of the American Council of the Blind, Arlington, VA

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    What is CCLVI?
    Council of Citizens with Low Vision International

    CCLVI is an advocacy membership organization the purposes of which are:
    • To establish the right of persons with low vision to make full use of their vision through all available aids, services and technology.

    • To provide a mechanism through which low vision people can express their individual needs, interests and preferences.

    • To educate the general public, professionals, and low vision people themselves as to the potentialities, capabilities, and needs of low vision people.

    • To establish outreach programs to insure that all individuals with low vision have access to necessary services.

    • To promote research to prevent blindness, improve maximum utilization of sight, and improve environmental conditions and access for low vision people.

    • To support the development of and expansion of pre-service and in-service training programs to improve the quality and quantity of medical and rehabilitative low vision services.

    Contact CCLVI with General Questions
    Toll-Free: (800)733-2258