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Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Appreciation Week Commemorates Anne Sullivan

Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Appreciation Week will be observed this year the week of April 14-20, 2019 to commemorate Anne Sullivan’s birthday, on April 14, 1866. Anne Sullivan, a pioneer of the vision rehabilitation profession, was the teacher who worked closely … Continue reading

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Tech Gratitude

This morning, I sat down to my home computer, and had a real moment of gratitude. The desktop opened on my Mac, on a 22 inch monitor, the screen was magnified using the the accessibility settings that are built into … Continue reading

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Older Driver Safety Awareness Week

The week of December 3-7 is designated Older Driver Safety Awareness Week by the American Occupational Therapy Association (AOTA). One of the goals of this week is to, “promote understanding of the importance of mobility and transportation to ensuring older … Continue reading

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October is National Disability Employment Awareness Month

Walking the Employment Talk What do you think about, when you think of hiring a potential employee who has a disability? What if the next person who walked in the door to interview for a position in your company walked … Continue reading

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Smart Speaker Basics

Smart Speaker Basics Steve Kelley, CVRT, CRC, CATIS skelley@theiris.org The following notes may be downloaded as a LP Word Doc titled Smart Speaker Basics. Digital assistants are software or artificial intelligence, and may be on different devices. For example, you … Continue reading

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Speaking of Smart Speakers

On Wednesday 1 PM Eastern AER Aging Division will be hosting a Water Cooler Discussion on Smart Speakers and the training opportunities they present to Vision Rehabilitation Professionals and their clients with vision loss. Here are some resources to accompany … Continue reading

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Day 31: 31 Days of Braille

Yee Hah!! This completes 31 Days of Braille! Here are all the posts for the month in one convenient place! I appreciated the contact from other folks relating to braille, and hope that by talking about it more, sharing ideas … Continue reading

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Day 26: 31 Days of Braille

Braille is Everywhere Thanks, in large part, to companies like Apple, who made a serious commitment to accessibility years ago as they developed the iOS products, braille is everywhere! Dig into the accessibility features on your iPhone, Android phone or … Continue reading

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Day 25: 31 Days of Braille

Braille With the iPad Wheneve I hear someone talk about braille being less relevant today, or that new technology will be the demise of braille, I think about how well many braille displays work with an iPad or iPhone, Android … Continue reading

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Day 24: 31 Days of Braille

Braille Music Notation Musical notation is rendered in braille code, in the same manner that it is rendered in print, for musicians who access it visually. Braille musical notation can be printed on paper, or read on an electronic refreshable … Continue reading

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