The Utah Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired has been serving the blind children, youth and young adults of Utah, along with their families, since 1988. Our programs are designed to enhance the lives of the blind by teaching skills, providing experiences and developing self confidence to help those we serve live fulfilled and productive lives with the greatest degree of independence possible.
UFB provides numerous programs in the areas of education, independent living, athletics, recreation, and social skills training. Our goal is to help each blind child have the experiences and skills to reach their maximum potential and live a fulfilled and productive life.
|UFB needs your help May 17th and 18th
(Friday and Saturday).
We are looking for people who can spend a few hours either day helping with a goalball tournament. Blind athletes from across the country will be in Salt Lake to compete and we need people to help as timers, scorers, line judges, with food, and in other areas.
This is an exciting athletic event to watch and an opportunity to help some fantastic blind athletes from all over the country.
Location; Copperview Recreation Center in Midvale. Contact Nana to sign up or for more information or call 801-209-8492.
We have a full summer of fun and learning planned for the 2013 UFB
Summer Camps. There are new camps to select from this year along with
the camps we have been holding for years. Space is limited at several of
the camps so apply now. Go to the
camp page to find dates and more information.
Junior Blind Olympics
Our Utah contingent is headed to the Junior Blind Olympics in Los Angeles on May 2nd. Along with the competition we will be spending a day learning and having fun at the California Science Center. If you did not sign up to participate this year watch for registration information for 2014.
UFB Braille Magazine
UFB has been publishing a braille magazine since September as part of our Braille Literacy Program. This is a fun and interesting magazine with short articles. One of the purposes of the UFB Braille Magazine is to provide reading material that is short and easy to read so students can improve their braille reading skills...especially for those learning braille. Don't miss the fun (sometimes dumb) jokes, interesting stories, and other material each month. We are even paying for student articles we select to publish. More information about the UFB Braille Magazine and subscriptions.
Braille Literacy Programs
UFB has new and updated braille reading programs for the 2012-13 school year. This information will be beneficial to teachers, parents and students. Find details about these programs here.
Goalball--Home of the Rage:
2012 Youth Goalball National Champions
Utah Girls Win National Championship
The Utah Rage, our high school girl's goalball team, showed that they are the best in the country by winning the National High School Goalball Championships in St. Augustine, Florida.
Our girls worked extremely hard all year in order to reach this goal. On their way to the championship the Rage won first place at both of the other tournaments they competed in leading up to the national title. In capturing the gold the Utah girls allowed just four goals to be scored on them in their seven matches...a phenomenal accomplishment.
We want to congratulate these girls for setting a goal, working hard to accomplish it, and committing themselves to compete at their highest level.
2013 Goalball Season
Spring goalball practices have been scheduled.
These practices are for our youth and adult state teams preparing for
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