A luncheon was recently held in support of CAL, Creative Adaptations for Learning, a Great Neck based nonprofit organization that produces embossed pictures for children who are blind or visually impaired.
Supporters packed the luncheon, held at Café Rustica, 200 Middle Neck Road, Great Neck. According to Jeffrey Phillips of Café Rustica, “This second annual event in support of CAL drew 20 percent greater attendance. We donated 50 percent of all proceeds from the luncheon, less taxes and gratuities, to the organization.”
“It’s a win-win situation,” said Shirley Keller, director of CAL. “Thank you very much Jeffrey Phillips and Café Rustica.”
CAL develops and produces materials with three-dimensional textured illustrations that give the blind and visually impaired an opportunity to “see” pictures that are interpreted by touch. CAL’s illustrations include explanatory captions in Braille, which enable a blind person to interpret the pictures without assistance from a sighted person. CAL’s educational tools for learning have also benefited people who have autism, dyslexia and cognitive disabilities.
Further information about CAL as well as their newsletter and catalog are available at no charge by calling 466-9143.