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Braille’s Relevance

Reflections on Braille Awareness Month January 4th is the anniversary of Louis Braille’s birthday, the man who developed the system of raised dots that correspond with letters of the alphabet and numbers, used by readers who are blind or visually … Continue reading

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Radio Reading Services on Smart Speakers

So, you have a smart speaker— some variation of an Amazon Echo or Google Home. Both provide the time, temperature, jokes, make phone calls, etc. Did you know they will also stream radio stations? Many radio stations that also broadcast … Continue reading

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Glaucoma: The Silent Thief of Sight

You may be losing your vision as you read this. You will not know you have glaucoma, without a glaucoma screening from an ophthalmologist, until you notice an irreversible vision loss. If you are: over the age of 65; very … Continue reading

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Starbucks and Braille

Louis Braille’s birthday is January 4th, and the month of January each year is Braille Awareness Month. There will, of course, be the usual discussions and articles about the relevancy of braille in the digital age–after all, what need is there … 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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December 3: International Day of Persons With Disabilities

This year’s 2018 Theme: Empowering persons with disabilities and ensuring inclusiveness and equality. What do you think the chances are that you or someone you love will have a disabiliry, or disabling condition at some point? According to the Council … Continue reading

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Diabetes and Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Monthdiabetes

Did you know that the leading causes of blindness among working age adults, may also be one of the most preventable eye diseases? November is Diabetes and Diabetic Eye Disease Awareness Month. Diabetic Retinopathy, one of the eye diseases associated … 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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The Iris Unscripted

On June 1, 2018, co-workers Elise Tabor, Access Technology Specialist and Lori Tully, Job Developer took a few minutes to kick around the question of why unemployment rates among qualified job-seekers who are blind or have low vision, remains high, … Continue reading

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