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Upcoming visual impairment related events in Maricopa County. This calendar is a relatively short term reminder list of events with a blindness or other visual impairment component. Click here for the longer term Arizona Statewide edition. All times are Mountain Standard Time. JAWS users can navigate by headings or paragraphs. Press the letter H to move through the headings, or Shift H to step backwards through the headings.


10/18 Thursday 2:00 p.m. Phoenix

Described live performance by the ARIZONA THEATER COMPANY at 222 East Monroe Street in Phoenix occur only twice this show’s run. This show is NATIVE GARDENS by Karen Zacarías, a new comedy that’s anything but neighborly. High-powered lawyer Pablo and his wife Tania, a doctoral candidate, are working toward the American Dream. They move into a well-to-do, mostly white neighborhood in our nation’s capital. A delicate disagreement over a long-standing fence line soon spirals into an all-out, laugh-out-loud comic border dispute, exploring what is an otherwise hot-button issue through a refreshing comedic lens. For more details go to the brochure at or call 602-256-6995.

10/19 Friday 9:00 a.m.

2018 White Cane Day at the Phoenix VA Medical Center recognizes their tenth anniversary of the Advanced Low Vision Clinic from 9:00 a.m. to 2:00 p.m. A LUNCH IN THE DARK will be served midday to increase awareness of the different visual impairments and challenges that impact our Veterans and others, and also the Blinded Veterans Association will continue their campus march again this year to raise White Cane Awareness earlier in the same morning. The information fair will take place in the ACC Basement Conference Rooms and the White Cane Awareness March will start at the ACC Lobby.

10/20 Saturday 12:30 p.m.

NFB EAST VALLEY chapter meets on the third Saturday of each month at the Pyle Center at 655 East Southern Avenue in Tempe from 12:30 p.m. to 3:00. Members usually gather for a bite to eat at a local restaurant afterwards. For more details contact Megan Homrighausen at 480-510-6196.

10/23 Tuesday 12:00 noon

The FLAGSTAFF DISABILITY AWARENESS COMMISSION meetings are open to the public and held on the fourth Tuesday of every month at 12:00 noon in the City Hall Council Chambers. The meetings are also streamed on the web. Contact: Denise Thompson at or 928-213-2095.

10/24 Wednesday 4:15 p.m.

The Phoenix MAYOR'S COMMISSION ON DISABILITY ISSUES holds open public meetings on the fourth Wednesday of every even month at the Phoenix Fire Department, 150 South 12th Street in Phoenix. For more details contact Peter Fischer at 602-534-9276.

10/26 Friday

Last day to request a mail-in ballot to vote in the elections on November 06. If you want a Braille mail-in ballot they will actually make you one. Get correct and up-to-date registration detail from the list of county recorders at arizonarecorders.html. You can check your registration status by going to

10/27 Saturday to 10/30 Tuesday

The AMERICAN ACADEMY OF OPHTHALMOLOGY 2018 ANNUAL MEETING is in Chicago, Illinois. Contact them at 415-447-0320 or

10/27 Saturday 1:30 p.m.

NFB WEST VALLEY chapter meets on the fourth Saturday of every month from 1:30 to 3:30 at the Thunderbird Banner Medical Center at 5555 West Thunderbird Road in Glendale. Contact them at 602-942-0181.

10/31 Wednesday


10/31 Wednesday

DEADLINE to mail back mail-in ballots for the 2018 elections on 11/06.

10/31 Wednesday Deadline

The ARIZONA STATEWIDE INDEPENDENT LIVING COUNCIL (AZSILC) is hiring a director of operations. Responsibilities involve managing the processes and procedures of the organization, serving as the public spokesperson for the organization, and representing the interests of persons who have a variety of disabilities in a statewide capacity. View MORE HERE.

For entries beyond this day you can check the longer Arizona statweide calendar.