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.
State Goalball Tournament
We had a fantastic Utah Goalball Tournament. Thanks goes to our great volunteers who did a lot of work to make the tournament a success. We are now scheduling practices for our state high school and adult men's and women's teams. Our general goalball season will begin again next January.
Pictures from the tournament are on our Flickr site where they can be viewed and downloaded.
Space Camp for the Blind
Space Camp is a fantastic opportunity for blind and visually impaired students. One week in the fall is spent in Huntsville, Alabama at the U.S. Space and Rocket Center. Students have a lot of fun while also having a tremendous learning opportunity. Applications need to be submitted soon so visit the Space Camp page for more information.
Summer Camps 2014
June 8—June 13:
Expanded Core Camp (Ages 12-15)
June 15—June 18: Expanded Core Camp (Ages 8-12)
July 6—July 9: Arts Camp (Ages 10 and older)
July 9—July 12: Braille Reading Camp
July 21—July 23: Outdoor Camp (Ages 10 and older)
Aug. 3—Aug. 9: Sports Camp (7th—12th graders)
Go to the Utah Foundation for the Blind's camp page for details and application information.
Goalball practices are underway! Practice dates for children and adults are on the goalball page.
Braille Literacy Programs
UFB has new and updated braille reading programs for the 2013-14 school year. This information will be beneficial to teachers, parents and students. Find details about these programs here.
UFB Braille Magazine
UFB's Braille Magazine was a big hit it's first year. The magazine contains fun, short pieces of interesting items for Braille readers from first to twelfth grades. Many teachers have used the magazine to supplement their braille instruction with students.
We are now in our second year of publishing the UFB Braille Magazine. Don't miss the fun (sometimes dumb) jokes, interesting stories, and other material each month. Make sure you download the subscription form or send an email to UFB. There is no cost to receive this magazine for Utah students learning or using braille.
We encourage students to submit interesting material to the magazine and will even pay students if their material is published. Teachers and parents are also welcome to submit material (but, unfortunately, will not be paid).
DONATIONS to the Utah Foundation for the Blind can be made online. Every contribution helps us provide essential services to the blind children of Utah. Thank you for joining with us in making a difference in the lives of these children.