Remember baby Louise, the Anchor Center infant whose video of seeing her mom clearly for the first time went viral with over 11 million views? She and her mom, Megan, are the inspiration behind the "Singing Mommy Contest", a fun social media initiative to help raise awareness for Anchor Center for Blind Children.
Comcast today announced it is partnering with Anchor Center and other organizations dedicated to serving people with visual disabilities to bring the company’s new voice guidance technology to more people. The “talking guide” is a feature on Comcast’s X1 platform that reads aloud selections like program titles, network names and time slots as well as DVR and On Demand settings, giving users the freedom to independently explore and navigate thousands of shows and movies.
This Sunday, Comcast will launch a national campaign during the 2015 Academy Awards called “Emily’s Oz” that is intended to spark an even bigger conversation about how people with disabilities enjoy entertainment.
It is with sad, heavy hearts that we share the news of a recent loss in our organizational family. Three year old Austin, brother of an Anchor Center Preschooler, passed away last Saturday after a tragic pedestrian accident.
We are overwhelmed and grateful for the generous response Anchor Center for Blind Children had on the fifth annual Colorado Gives Day. 1 day, 235 donors, and $68,000 in contributions. These numbers have made a huge impact and will help us transform the lives of the nearly 400 children we serve annually!
We are humbled by the generosity of our community – not just for Anchor Center, but also for the thousands of non-profit organizations who participated. We can't thank you enough for being a part of such an amazing effort!