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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

On Friday, February 6th, The 12th annual MindsEye Soirée Pour La Vue set new records for attendance and funds raised. The record setting 245 guests and valued sponsors helped raise over $95,000.

Each day, MindsEye listeners tune in to a variety of material – everything from The Wall Street Journal to Better Homes and Gardens magazine –all read by a team of volunteers.

A picture’s worth a thousand words, but what if you can’t see that picture? MindsEye’s listeners were faced with that question last year as controversy erupted over a photo of accused Boston Marathon Bomber, Dzhokhar Tsarnaev, on the cover of Rolling Stone magazine.

Take a trip “under the sea” when Variety Children’s Theatre presents "Disney’s The Little Mermaid" - partnering with MindsEye to bring audio description of the show to the blind and visually impaired. All attendees will meet Ariel, “the little mermaid,” as she struggles to realize her dream of joining the human world. To aid their theater experience, attendees who are blind and visually impaired can access audio description through a free headset provided by MindsEye through the Muny in St. Louis. The description will detail costumes, clarify sight gags, and more - all while complementing the dialogue of the performance. 

“Dad was a career officer in the Navy.   We moved quite a bit.  That must be why I enjoy MindsEye’s Military Times.” Blind since birth, Rick Belcher learned to read Braille at a young age.  “I was six when I started banging on the keys of a piano at an officer’s club where Dad sometimes tended bar.  A blind guy came in one day and played ‘Twinkle, Twinkle Little Star.’ I’ve been hooked on music ever since!”