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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

At Last, Father and Son Can Play Ball Together

There is no place in America where baseball is more a part of the heart of its city and people than in St. Louis! But for those in our community who are visually impaired, playing baseball was only a fantasy – until Beepball.

John Ashby dreamed of sharing his love of sports with his son; baseball was his lifeblood, his one constant that never failed him. But when AJ was born almost 5 months premature and diagnosed with retinopathy, John realized that his dream of teaching his child how to play ball was no longer possible. Until one day, MindsEye visited AJ's school to put on a Beepball Demonstration. They were amazed that they could finally play baseball together, and now John's dream is a reality; he and AJ will hit the field together for the first time on Saturday, July 14th for MindsEye’s 12th Annual Ultimate Beepball Tournament.

John shares, "Beepball through MindsEye has shown my family even more that anything is possible. To go to an event like the Beepball tournament is humbling and very special to us."

MindsEye is the proud beneficiary of KMOV Steve Templeton's 4 DEGREE GUARANTEE for the month of April!

Marjorie Moore, Sue Slocomb, and Steve Templeton stand together holding an oversized check made out to MindsEye for $1600 in the middle of a television studio.

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MindsEye Honored with Awards at IAAIS in Colorado

Belleville, Ill. May 8, 2018– At the 2018 International Association of Audio Information Services (IAAIS) conference May 2-6 in Boulder, Colorado, MindsEye was presented with the award for Excellence in Fundraising for their Blindfolded Breakfasts and with the 2018 Program of the Year - Magazine Digest for The African American Hour which features the magazines Essence, Upscale, Legacy, Jet, and The Grio and is read by dedicated volunteers. MindsEye also received an honorable mention for the program Ear to Ear for Interview Programming.

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.