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Songs for Sight

Songs for Sight, an organization benefiting low-vision and eye research, hosted an event for children and teens with low vision at Birmingham’s McWane Center on Saturday, Sept. 12. More than 40 families attended the event, which featured structured learning opportunities and a resource fair, an IMAX movie, and access to the McWane Science Center’s adventure exhibits.

Songs for Sight was created to raise awareness and funds for the UAB Center for Low Vision Rehabilitation. The organization was started by Alie B. Gorrie, a patient of the center, and since its inception in 2008 Songs for Sight has raised $1 million. In addition to youth support group activities, Songs for Sight helps the center provide eligible patients with electronic video magnification devices and orientation and mobility services, as well as funding for low-vision research.