ECVI Connect

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Personalized Skill Development and​ Social Connections ​for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Central Illinois

What's today's ECVI Connection?

Voting Independently

At ECVI, we wanted our students to be aware of the accessible voting machine that is available at all voting polling places. Last year, we invited a Sangamon County representative to demonstrate for our students how to use the accessible voting machine to vote independently. It was easy to use and very helpful for them.

An accessible voting machine is an electronic tool that allows users with disabilities to vote using assistive technology. While they are primarily used for people with visual impairments, they can also be used by people who are unable to mark a traditional ballot by themselves due to physical or neurological disability. Accessible voting machines are available at all polling places and for all types of elections, so users do not need to travel to a special polling place to use them.

Our mission at ECVI is to help individuals with visual impairments to maintain their independence in all aspects of life. We hope that this information will be helpful to anyone who experiences visual impairment to express their American right by voting privately and independently.

Friendship Fridays

Come on in or join us virtually on the 2nd Friday of each month for fellowship, laughter, and sharing! Email or call us for more information or to RSVP.

Book Club Fridays

Next Book
November 20: Rosemary, The Hidden Kennedy Daughter

Participants read the book in advance of the meeting, so RSVP below or call Peggy at 217-303-9062 and we'll give you the details. Students suggest and agree on which books to read, so join us and add your voice to the mix. Books are provided by Talking Books and sent directly to your home.

Here are the Book Club titles for the rest of 2020. We hope you find at least one that sounds interesting and join us!

2020 Book Titles

December 11: Redbird Christmas

Covid-19 Information: Visiting us at the center is by appointment only at the moment, but we're still providing personalized individual programs! Call us at 217-303-9062 to connect, check us out on Facebook and Twitter, or drop us an email.

Educational Center for the Visually Impaired

Personalized Skill Development and​ Social Connections
for the Blind and Visually Impaired in Central Illinois
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