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VA Western New York Healthcare System


Seeing Art in a Whole New Way!

A visually impaired Veteran enjoys art through sense of touch.

A visually impaired Veteran enjoys art through sense of touch.

Monday, September 28, 2015
You don’t have to see to appreciate the arts! Blind veterans along with their family and staff from VA Western New York Healthcare System from the Low Vision Department enjoyed a guided tour by Albright-Knox Art Gallery, Accessibility and Community Programs Coordinator, Teri Fallesen.

The Verbal Description Sensory Tour for adults who are blind or partially sighted gives an in-depth verbal description of the pieces of art. The tour is enhanced by engaging several senses, often including, but not limited to, the sense of touch. Tours are given of select works from the Albright-Knox’s Collection and special exhibitions; additional sensory experiences are provided during or immediately following the tour.

To learn about the available services VA offers visually impaired veterans, call Len Hanel Visual Impairment Service Team (VIST) Coordinator at VA Low Vision Clinic 862-7439 or go to


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