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.
Braille Letters to Santa
Does Santa know braille?
Well of course he does!
Did you know UFB has a direct contact with Santa?
Yes we do!
Children send thousands of letters to Santa Clause every year. It doesn't matter if the letters are in English, Korean, Swedish, or Swahili, Santa understands them all. Well, Santa reads and writes in braille too.
Any child who wants to send a letter in braille to Santa can do so in care of the Utah Foundation for the Blind. Santa will answer every one of these letters, also in braille. He will even write in contracted or uncontracted braille depending on which was used in the child's letter.
Letters to Santa should be mailed to:
2056 West Carriage Ave.
Riverton, Utah 84065
We will get these letters directly to Santa at the North Pole. Make sure the child's name and address are included so Santa knows where to send his brailled response. Don't forget that Santa gets very busy as Christmas gets near so please don't wait till it gets too late.
Braille letters from Santa is part of the Braille Literacy Program of the Utah Foundation for the Blind and Visually Impaired.
2014 Goalball Program
The schedule is set! Get ready for a super fun season of goalball. Click on the following links to get the schedule for Salt Lake. Schedules for other areas will be announced when we have the information.
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.
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.