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“There are so many great organizations out there waiting to help people who have lost their vision. I’m glad MindsEye makes a point of connecting listeners to them.” - Rita, retired accessibility instructor

MindsEye Celebrates 45 Years of Service for the Visually-Impaired Community!

 

A chocolate birthday cake with 45 thin birthday candles lit. confetti circle the round cake.

On March 1, 1973, Fr. Boni brought WMRY’s “Talking Book” to the airwaves. This reading service for the blind took local and national print publications brought to life by volunteers and transmitted them to people's homes. Fr. Boni traveled far and wide to raise funds so that the service would be free and create accessibility to those who were visually-impaired and blind. The service founded by Fr. Boni is now known as MindsEye - and continues to flourish to this day.

MindsEye's 15th Annual Soirée pour la Vue

The room sparkled and twinkled in purples, golds, and greens, as the crowd of over 200 gathered to Laissez les bons temps rouler and celebrate MindsEye's mission to translate vision into audio for those in our area who are blind and visually impaired. It was a beautiful night of celebration at the Palladium Saint Louis. We honored The Muny and longtime volunteer and advocate Susan Coffey Bolen with the Father Wittenbrink, OMI Visionary Award. The food was delicious, the auction items thrilling, and the fellowship and laughter of supporters and volunteers made the evening a true joy -there was even a little dancing. 


soiree pour la vue

Please join MindsEye for our 15th Annual Soirée pour la Vue - An Evening for Sight on Friday, February 2nd, 2018 at Palladium Saint Louis.

This Mardi Gras themed party features, dinner, a silent and live auction and maybe even a little dancing! to The Original Knights Of Swing Big Band. Your ticket includes special surprises, dinner, wine, beer, valet parking and entertainment.

MindsEye is pleased to honor The Muny and longtime volunteer and advocate Susan Coffey Bolen at the 2018 Soirée with the Fr. Wittenbrink, OMI Visionary Award!

Laissez les bons temps rouler! to translate vision into audio for blind and visually impaired St. Louisans.

Thank you to our presenting sponsor Lighthouse for the Blind - St. Louis and sponsor Ameren Corporation.

 

Grab your tickets TODAY!!!

 

FOR IMMEDIATE RELEASE:

Ameren Illinois Powers Descriptions of the Arts

Saint Louis, MO – December 27, 2017 -  Through a $10,000 grant from Ameren Illinois, MindsEye continues to grow their Audio Description Program for residents in Missouri and Illinois which uses highly trained volunteers to describe visual elements of live theater, museums, and other live events over a headset to patrons who are blind and visually-impaired.

Dr. Stephen Kissel, a blind patron and accessibility consultant, states, “Descriptive audio brings performances alive for me, painting a picture in my mind. I am committed to promoting the service so that others may be able to share the enjoyment of these performances.”  

For those with visual impairments, description reveals crucial information in scenery, movements on stage, or artwork that seeing individuals consume without thought. Audio description enhances and complements the work so those who are visually-impaired or blind gain a complete understanding of what is before them. In short, MindsEye translates vision into audio.

 

Interested in becoming an Audio Describer with MindsEye?