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Beacon House undergoing renovations

Renovations to the headquarters of the Bermuda Society for the Blind are underway, with the intention of providing new opportunities for the vision impaired.

Speaking yesterday, a Society spokeswoman said that work at Beacon House began during the Christmas period, with programmes hoped to resume in April.

“We are trying to bring our workshop into the 21st century. We are really in the process of it now,” she said. “By the end of March, we hope to be able to have the programme open, or have a programme open.

“Right now, they still make baskets and stools and in the case of the basket weaving, some feel that it’s a little bit demeaning. We want to go beyond that.

“We hope to at some point have a person teach about computers for those who may want to do that.

“We’re really hoping to have a consultant come in and advise us. We’re hoping to be able to offer all sorts of things.”

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Published March 03, 2012 at 1:00 am (Updated March 03, 2012 at 6:31 am)

Beacon House undergoing renovations

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