Utah Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired

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How UFB helps each child to be as independent as possible.

Camps

UFB offers a variety of camps that provide participants an opportunity try new activities, challenge their boundaries, learn independent living skills, gain confidence, make new friends, and have fun!

Braille Education

Braille programs include a summer camp, year-long challenges to make practice time at home more fun, and an annual regional Braille Challenge. Braille literacy is essential for building to further academic success.

Expanded Core Curriculum

To equip UFB kids with as many skills as possible, we provide college and career preparation programs, daily living skills instruction, social skills training and more.

Sports

Physical education is an important part of growing up to become healthy, independent adults. We offer year-round practices, teams, tournaments, and a summer Sports Camp.

Mission and vision

The Utah Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired strives to enhance the lives of blind children, youth and young adults by teaching skills, providing experiences, and developing self-confidence to live fulfilled and productive lives with the greatest degree of independence possible.
Everything we focus on is to help all kids reach their potential

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.

  • Success!

    Percent of kids reaching their camp goals in 2015

OUR TEAM

Visit ABOUT UFB for more
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Jacquelyn Turner

Spring 2016 Public Relations Intern
Jacquelyn joins UFB as an intern while studying Communications with an emphasis in Public Relations at Utah Valley University. She is excited to be a part of the UFB family!
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Madelyn Stafford

Spring 2016 Program Evaluation Intern
Madelyn Stafford is a current student at the University of Utah pursuing a bachelors degree in Special Education with an endorsement in vision impairment also minoring in Disability studies. Has been a participant in UFB for 15 years and is currently on the adult women’s Goalball team.
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Brian Giles

Spring 2016 Communications Intern
Brian is a 2015 graduate from Weber State University. Brian is a former UFB goalball player, and volunteers for the Guide Dog Foundation for the Blind. He looks forward to helping UFB with its public relations and grant writing efforts.
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Megan Langworthy

Spring 2016 Program Coordination Intern
Megan is currently a senior at Utah State University pursuing her degree in Family Life Studies. She has been volunteering with UFB for 6 years helping with goalball and is excited to work in other areas of UFB.
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Rebecca Hobley

Lead Marketing and Design Volunteer
Becky has one passion in life: people. She loves talking with people, learning about people and sharing with people. Design and marketing are her excuse to work with and impact people. She’s thrilled to team up with UFB, share her professional skills and join in the forward momentum of this powerful organization.
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Tony Jepson

Founder
Tony’s dedication to serving blind and visually impaired kids in Utah for over 25 years has made him a leader in Utah’s blind community. As a Teacher of the Visually Impaired he saw a critical need for more education and services, and founded UFB. Tony is now enjoying more time with his wife, children and grandchildren.
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Rachael Swetnam

Executive Manager
Rachael came to UFB with a history of nonprofit and business experience. She holds a bachelor’s from the Ohio State University and a master’s from Carnegie Mellon University. Rachael has become a huge Goalball fan and is excited about UFB reaching more kids in Utah than ever before!

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