What we're about

This is a group for anyone in the local blind and visually impaired community. We know there are many issues to discuss, and much to do to help Philly become more accessible. We also want to have fun and plan some really exciting events that inspire and inform. It's all about getting together, making friends and sharing stories! Hope you will join us!

Upcoming events (5+)

Accessible Board Games and a Farewell to the Hub

Let's spend our last evening at the Philly Tour Hub playing accessible board games--bring them with you if you have them. We'll order pizza, have some fun and maybe even have a song or two. We'll also collect the $25 dues. Cash or check made payable to Trish Maunder. Thanks and see you soon. For those of you who can't make it, we'll meet again in March at the New Hub on the Delaware River. New address to follow.

Special Announcement: Philly Touch Tours
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9th Street Italian Market

Philly Touch Tours are about to launch- If you would like an uplifting sensory experience of Philly's Italian Market then please let us know. Venues include the stores: Superior Pasta Anthony's Italian Coffee and Chocolate House, The Spice Corner, De Bruno Brothers Gourmet Food and Specialty Cheeses and more. Tours are by arrangement on Thursday and Friday mornings from 10:30am - 12:30pm and cost $25 per person. Bring cash and a bag for your purchases.We get a 10% discount in most. This is a truly fun and delectable experience, don't miss it! Contact Tour Guides: Trish Maunder or Austin Seraphin at this site, by e mail to [masked] or by phone at[masked]

Announcement: Sighted Drexel Student seeks people to test Blind/VI game!

My name is Wenjie Wu, I am a graduate student from the digital media department of Antoinette Westphal College of Media Arts and Design in Drexel University. I am studying hand gesture interaction in audio-only game. Because I want to find out a proper design of interactive audio feedback which is responsive to hand gestures to both encourage user participation and maintain or even deepen the immersion in audio-only environment. I hope that the result of this research can be applied to enlarge people's access to gesture-controlled audio-only game, especially for the blind community. If you would like to meet and test Wenjie's game and give her some much appreciated feedback please contact her at Wenjie Wu at [masked] You are always welcome to meet with her at the Philly Tour Hub!

Past events (97)

Mexican Dinner together

El Rey

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