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The ADA is 30!

The ADA Tun 30! on the Vision Rehab Podcast. At the time the Americans with Disabilities Act was signed in 1990, I recall thinking this was entirely appropriate, the right thing to do, an expansion of equal rights. At the … Continue reading

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Hadley Discussion Groups for June

All discussion groups use the following phone number: 1 929-205-6099 Once dialed, you will be prompted to enter in the unique meeting ID. All discussion groups are recorded and archived at https://hadley.edu/discussions/. You can also ask Alexa! “Alexa play (discussion … Continue reading

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More Talking Books, Please!

“I’m out of books, what am I going to do now?” This was the short version of a call I received from a former client a couple weeks ago, when businesses and rehab agencies sent staff home to reduce public … Continue reading

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VIP Resources for the Corona World

AccessWorld editor Lee Huffman forwarded a grab bag of great links as we embrace a world with increased social distancing. Feel free to copy and paste the links to share with others. Education Resources For Parents Who Are Suddenly Homeschooling … Continue reading

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Vision Rehab Podcast

The Vision Rehab Podcast is now on its third episode so I think it is safe to do a little promotion. For readers looking for another assistive technology podcast, this may be a bit of a disappointment, because that’s not … Continue reading

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Glaucoma: Are You Losing Your Vision Without Knowing It?

Do any of these demographics apply to you? Over the age of 65 Very nearsighted African American Diabetic If yes, you are at a higher risk for developing glaucoma. Chances are, you won’t know you have glaucoma until you start … Continue reading

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Proposed Cuts to SSI and SSDI

The Trump administration is proposing drastic cuts to Social Security Insurance (SSI) and Social Security Disability Insurance (SSDI) which will affect hundreds of thousands in the U.S. with disabilities. The public comment period for this proposal is open until January … Continue reading

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Alexa the VRT

The following is the outline for the AVRT presentation, “Alexa the VRT,” presented by Steve Kelley, CVRT, CATIS Introduction Who is using Amazon Echo and for what? Amazon Echo basics—wifi, setup, inexpensive Dot, etc. Reading the Newspaper NFB Newsline Alexa … Continue reading

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iOS 13–You Can Wait

While we await the Shelly Brisbin’s update to her accessibility bible, iOS Access for All iOS 13 Edition due out in mid-November, many of the beta testers for iOS 13 are suggesting a wait and see approach. If you are … Continue reading

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Aging and Vision Loss National Coalition

Vision Serve Alliance press release from August 7, 2019 included some revealing statistics. It reported that there were 25.5 million Americans with an age-related eye disease such as macular degeneration, glaucoma, diabetic retinal disease, etc. Each one of them capable … Continue reading

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