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Thursday, September 23, 2010

Give and Receive Items at Sight Exchange

Are you familiar with the Sight Exchange group? It's a Yahoo group that helps people easily give and receive low vision-related items, all for free. From the site:

"The Sight Exchange group is open to all who want to give and receive items that serve the needs of the blind, low vision or visually impaired population. Whether it's a mobility device, cane, talking clock, book or computer, feel free to post it. Or maybe you're looking to acquire something yourself! Individuals and Nonprofit groups are all welcome to participate!"

"Things to remember: Everything posted must be free, legal, and appropriate. Everyone must begin by offering an item before requesting an item. Mail items via "Free Matter for the Blind or Visually Impaired" whenever possible."

When you join, you will receive two email messages explaining the basic's of the group and how to get started. Please be sure to read each carefully. There are lots of cool things offered for those with low vision or visual impairment!

Click this link to visit the Sight Exchange Yahoogroup Website:
You can also subscribe by sending an email to

Great news! Sight Exchange is also on Facebook and Twitter! Not only is it a great way to never miss out on those super great offers with instant notification via Twitter, but now it's easier than ever to share important news, information and updates with over 500Sight Exchange members!

Don't worry, Sight Exchange will remain on the Yahoo platform for those who may not have a Facebook or Twitter account.

To sign-up simply search for Sight Exchange on or Be sure to "like" SightExchange so you can receive regular updates and information.

Click here for a direct link to the Sight Exchange Facebook page.

1 comment:

Talking Books Librarian said...

Glad to see you promoting this resource too! It looks like I posted about it in my blog (Talking Books Librarian blog) just one day before you, on March 18. I guess great minds think alike, especially when it comes to great resources! :) I hope some people can get some valuable items through this group!

-Talking Books Librarian

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