Mission Moment: Meet the Real Superman

Mission Moment: Meet the Real Superman

Most people are familiar with the origin story of Superman. He was born on the planet Krypton and his parents built a spaceship for their son after learning of Krypton’s imminent destruction. The spacecraft landed on Earth in the rural United States. Superman was raised as Clark Kent and he committed himself to using his…

Alphapointe Expands its Low Vision Service with Kansas City Vision Performance Center

Alphapointe Expands its Low Vision Service with Kansas City Vision Performance Center

Alphapointe, one of the nation’s largest providers of rehabilitation services and employment for people who are blind, announced its newly forged alliance with Overland Park-based Kansas City Vision Performance Center, an independent practice in Kansas. This alliance allows the parties to combine efforts to offer low vision rehabilitation and therapeutic services in the Kansas City…

Help Alphapointe on KMBC & KCWE Community Day

Help Alphapointe on KMBC & KCWE Community Day

KMBC 9/KCWE 29 recently announced that on the 9th and 29th of each month this year, they will highlight an organization doing amazing work in the Kansas City region as part of a “Community Days” series. We are thrilled to share that Alphapointe will be the celebrated organization on Tuesday, March 9! You can help…

Alphapointe's Helen Hahn Named "Icon of Education"

Alphapointe's Helen Hahn Named "Icon of Education"

“Literacy is my passion” is a phrase Alphapointe Braille Instructor Helen Hahn uses repeatedly. Given that she’s personally mentored more than 5,000 children and more than 1,500 adults and instilled that same passion in many of her students, her usage of that phrase seems particularly fitting. On the heels of a 30-plus year career, Hahn…

CCTV Donation Makes “100 Percent” Difference

CCTV Donation Makes “100 Percent” Difference

Antonio Arbelo was just a toddler when his desktop closed-circuit television (CCTV) was made. That was more than 50 years ago. A U.S. Navy veteran, Arbelo served from 1985 until he was medically discharged in 1992 after he lost sight in one eye during a mission. After a lengthy career managing a crew of 15…

Low Vision Awareness Month - Answering the Most Frequent Questions

Low Vision Awareness Month - Answering the Most Frequent Questions

In February, we drawn attention to Low Vision Awareness Month – an effort started by the National Eye Institute, which is part of the National Institutes of Health. Low vision affects millions of Americans, including many older adults. Low vision can make it hard to do things like reading, shopping, cooking, or writing. And it…