Regional low-vision fair scheduled for Friday at Sternberg Museum
By The Hays Daily News
The Northwest Kansas Association for the Visually Impaired will host a Low Vision Fair on Friday at Fort Hays State University's Sternberg Museum of Natural History.
The come-and-go event, set for 9 a.m. to 4 p.m., is free to the public.
The NKAVI brings in vendors who display their latest visual aids for people to try out, and there also are educational seminars throughout the day.
The fair was started in 1979 by Hays resident Lee Razak, who was blind, and Lloyd Nida, a Social and Rehabilitation Services mobility instructor. They saw a need for a support group for the visually impaired residents of northwest Kansas.
NKAVI is a nonprofit organization that supports the 18 counties in northwest Kansas, and membership is open to those with visual challenges and sighted individuals as well.
Members meet the second Saturday of the month for lunch and an educational program. The organization sponsored its first vision fair in 1992.
For more, call Pat Hall at (785) 628-6055.