A resident of Bothell, Washington, Jon Schorsch is a former sergeant with the Port of Seattle Police Department. Dedicated to helping others, Jon Schorsch has been volunteering with the National Federation of the Blind (NFB) since 2007.
Founded in 1940, the NFB is the country’s oldest and largest nationwide organization dedicated to helping people who are blind achieve their dreams. The organization provides people who are visually impaired with access to local and nationwide networks, opportunities to work with other people who are blind, and technology to help people who are visually impaired lead active and productive lives. In addition, the NFB offers free access to the world’s largest audio information service for the blind and 30 national scholarships to outstanding students who are blind.
On January 30, 2018, members of the National Federation of the Blind hosted a reception at the Newseum in Washington, DC. The event honored John Olson’s work in developing tactile fine art printing. The exhibit showcased tactile renderings of photos, with audio activated by touch sensors embedded in the prints.
Former police sergeant Jon Schorsch applies his legal and management expertise at the King County Department of Public Defense. A member of the National Federation of the Blind, Jon Schorsch also serves on the board of directors for Sight Connection.
Founded in 1965 as Community Services for the Blind, Sight Connection provides services that help people affected by blindness to live active and independent lives. The organization operates as a tax exempt 501(c)(3) organization, and received finding through both public and private sources. Over 85% of Sight Connection’s revenues go directly to Services, which include:
* Training on independent living and traveling safely
* Counseling and educational services
* Support with assistance technology
* A vision aid store and clinic that offers aids ranging from glasses and magnifiers to bioptic telescope systems and canes
Sight Connection maintains a staff of experts who can help find the best solutions for people with vision loss. For additional information on the organization and its services, visit www.sightconnection.org.
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