Calendar of Events for Visually Impaired and Blind
SGO has looked all over the USA for all of the events and conventions to be right at your fingertips! If you know of an event that is not listed please send it over to to include it today!
Events for Fall 2017
Spellbound at the Cleveland Sight center
Date: Friday September 15, 6:00pm - 11:00pm
Where: Landerhaven, 6111 Landerhaven Drive Cleveland , OH 44124
An Evening to Empower Friday, September 15, 2017
Annual Gala to Benefit Cleveland Sight Center Featuring Michael Hingson, Author & Speaker
Michael Hingson, blind since birth, escaped the World Trade Center on 9/11 with his guide dog Roselle. From the day he received his first guide dog at age 14, Michael has developed skills in leadership, trust, teamwork, adaptation – skills he passes on to readers and listeners. To purchase tickets or sponsor the event, fill out the information below. For more information, contact 216-791-8118.
Canes, Brains and Automobiles with the Sight Center of Northwest Ohio
The event is on September 16th from 9am until 1pm at 1002 Garden Lake Pkwy. Toledo, OH 43614 for more information please call 419-720-EYES.
CABVI and Anthem Foundation National Fitness Challenge Parlympic Day
September 16, 2017
Le Blond Community Center
2335 Riverside drive Cincinnati, OH 45202
1:00 – 4:00 pm
New this Year: Partnering with the Boys & Girls Clubs of Greater Cincinnati
Overview: Paralympic Medalist guest speakers; Adaptive sports inclusion events are Goalball, Bocce, Beeper Kickball, Wheelchair Basketball and an Accessible Playground. Entry is free.
CABVI Rehabilitation & Technology Expo
Join us to explore new technology and rehabilitation services that can change your life!
• Meet with various vendors.
• Explore services and new technology.
• Hands on time with equipment.
• Door prizes!
Friday, September 29, 2017 10 AM to 2:30 PM
2045 Gilbert Avenue, Cincinnati, OH 45202 on the Third Floor
RSVP! by Friday, September 22, 2017. Contact Judy or Todd at or 513-221-2192.
Akron Blind Center White Cane Walk
October 7th from 10am to 2pm at Canal Park Baseball field
World Sight Day October 12th
White Cane Safety Day October 15th
The Guide Dog Foundation
Dogs on the Catwalk - October, 19, 2017 - Bethpage, NY
The Guide Dog Foundation is excited to announce the Dogs on the Catwalk Fashion Show in partnership with ‘Master Pet Couturier’ Anthony Rubio. This special event, being held at Carlyle on the Green at Bethpage State Park, home of Bethpage Black PGA Golf Course, is one you don't want to miss. The show will spotlight canine couture designs from Anthony Rubio’s fall collection, modeled by Mr. Rubio’s dogs along with dogs from the Foundation guide and service dog programs. All proceeds from the event will benefit the Guide Dog Foundation’s mission to improve the quality of life for people who are blind, have low vision, or have other special needs. Register today!
American Council for the Blind Ohio
Conference Oct 20-22 at Kalahari Resort
National Foundation for the Blind of Ohio
2017 State Convention
Dates: October 27-29, 2017
Location: Doubletree, Columbus
National Foundation for the Blind of Michigan
2017 State Convention
Dates: November 3-5, 2017
Location: Sheraton, Kalamazoo
OCALI is Calling for Exhibitors – NOW OPEN!
Showcase your products and services at the Braille Excellence for Students and Teachers (BEST) AT Forum for Parents and Professionals at OCALICON 2017 – the nation's premier autism and disabilities conference. The BEST AT Forum (formerly the BEST AT Family Conference) will bring together Ohio families and educators to focus on braille literacy and assistive technology for students who are blind or visually impaired. For more information visit our website at
Table Display Exhibit Hours
Thursday, November 16, 2017 | 4:30pm - 6:30pm | 4:00pm Set-up |
Friday, November 17, 2017 | 7:30am - 1:00pm
Exhibit space is going quickly. Fill out the attached Exhibitor Table Display Contract to reserve your spot today! Contact Julie Pashovich at for more information.VisionWalk Cincinnati