Secure The Vote

On Wednesday, March 4, 2020, from 1 p.m. – 3 p.m. voters with a fine motor/gross motor disability or visual impairment can try the new, secure paper ballot system at L.I.F.E. Inc. (Living Independence for Everyone) located at 4811 Waters Avenue in Savannah.

The new, secure paper ballot system is designed as a voting solution for all accessibility needs to vote in a private and independent manner.  This system offers a range of accessibility devices that voters can use to navigate through the ballot and make their selections including a hand-held controller called the Audio Tactile Interface (ATI), sip and puff device or paddle device.  The system includes headsets, large print and high – or low-contrast display.

All Georgia Voters will cast paper ballots beginning March 24, 2020 for the Presidential Preference Primary.  Many Georgia voters have already participated in live elections using this new system.  Those four elections include the November 2019 six county pilot during municipal elections, the December 2019 runoffs, plus a special election this month and last month to fill seats for House District 171 and Senate District 13.

Secure the Vote is an awareness effort to show voters what to expect at the polls in 2020.  Georgia is replacing its first-generation, 18-year old electronic voting machines with the new secure, paper-ballot system resulting in the largest roll out of voting equipment in U.S. history.

Secure the Vote operates a website with information about the new system and a short video demonstration at SecureVoteGA.com.  It also has a team of voter education coordinators fanned out across the state conducting demonstrations at community, civic and faith-based gatherings.  Georgia is a leader in election access by offering automatic voter registration through the Department of Driver Services, three weeks of early voting – including a Saturday, plus, absentee voting available to all registered voters.  The Peach State ranks first in the number of motor voter registrations.  The last election cycle experienced record registration and turnout.

Advance voting for the March 24, 2020 Presidential Preference Primary starts in limited locations in each county beginning Monday, March 2, 2020.  Each county will also host one Saturday voting opportunity.  Absentee ballots are available to any registered voter.  Those ballots must be returned to their county elections office by March 23, 2020.

Georgians can register to vote or update their information on www.mvp.sos.ga.gov or tap the “Register to Vote!” link at SecureVoteGA.com .

The Secretary of State is Georgia’s chief election officer and has the mission to help ensure secure and accurate elections.  County election officials handle local voter registrations, run the elections and choose the locations for voting precincts. 

Savannah Vision Conference

Reserve your seat for the 4th Annual Savannah Vision Conference at Memorial University Medical Center’s Education Auditorium. This one-day conference offers 8 accreditation hours and features presentations by Ophthalmologists from FL, GA, and SC. This event is open to all TVI’s, Vision Techs, and Vision Rehab Counselors.

Registration fee is $125 per person and includes: Friday evening cocktail party with Old Savannah Tour’s Trolley Tour, continental breakfast, lunch catered by Papa’s Barbecue & Seafood, cutting-edge Ophthalmology presentations,  8 hours of accreditation.

Reserve your spot today!   Contact Leslie Eatherly at 912-236-4473 extension 108 or leatherly@savannahcblv.org .

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Join Our Blind Ambition Team

Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision Logo

Each year, the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision forms a team for the Annual Rock n Roll Marathon.  The BLIND AMBITION team is sponsored by Gulfstream and this years fundraising dollars will be designated to updating  technology in the Center’s Computer Lab.

Here’s how it works!!!!  Each runner/walker goes online to www.everydayhero.com  and sets up a fundraising page under the team name “RUNNING BYTES”.  Once you complete your page and set up your fundraising goal…the fun begins.  You can send out daily or weekly updates to let friends and family members know you’re running and need their financial support.  Each runner commits to a minimum $250 goal to support the Center.

Not on social media????  No problem.  You can still join the team and collect donations.  Donations will be tallied and prizes will be awarded to  Top Female Fundraiser and Top Male FundraiserYOU DO NOT HAVE TO PARTICIPATE IN THE MARATHON TO RAISE MONEY.

Not a runner; but want to walk?  It doesn’t matter if you’re a runner or a walker…there’s a place for you!

Full Marathon (Saturday, November 4th)

Half Marathon (Saturday, November 4th)

Two-Person Relay (Saturday, November 4th)

5K (Sunday, November 5th)

1 Mile (Sunday, November 5th)

Join our team on Everyday Hero under the team name “RUNNING BYTES”.  If you have further questions, contact Sallie McClelland at 912-236-4473 ext #111 or Leslie Eatherly 912-236-4473 ext #108.

Savannah CBLV Night with Savannah Bananas

Savannah CBLV with Savannah Bananas on June 30th, 2017

Cheer for the Savannah Bananas with Savannah CBLV!

Purchase your tickets now to support the Savannah Center for Blind and Low Vision while the Savannah Bananas take on the Peninsula Pilots. Tickets are $15 and include ALL YOU CAN EAT and drink (excluding beer). Ages 3 and under are FREE!

Contact Leslie Eatherly at leatherly@savannahcblv.org to purchase tickets. There are a limited number of tickets available…so get yours today!

Camp Next Step 2018

Enrollment is now open for our exciting 2018 Camp Next Step for ages 14–17. This two-week camp will be filled with action-packed adventures, life skills training, adaptive computer technology, self-awareness/advocation, communication skills enhancements, job searches, and other skills to prepare them for transitioning between high school, college and employment!