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Aging and Vision Loss National Coalition

Vision Serve Alliance press release from August 7, 2089 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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Website Accessibility and Lawsuits

We’re all entitled to a rant once in awhile, right? One of mine starts with this report from Marketplace Money on June 16, 2019. Here’s the audio of Businesses Face Lawsuits Over Website Accessibility and the link to the Businesses … Continue reading

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Global Accessibility Day

To celebrate Global Accessibility Awareness Day 2019 I wanted to put all the support numbers in one place for convenient reference: Amazon Accessibility Amazon Accessibility Phone Support: 1-888-283-1678 Support for various features of the devices on their website (assuming you … Continue reading

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iOS VoiceOver Starting Points

Looking for a few resources for getting started with iOS and Voice Over? These are some great resources: Hadley Instructional Videos on iPhone/iPad  Douglas Walker has a great descriptive style for new learners. iOS Access for All Shelly Brisbin $20 … Continue reading

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History of Vision Rehabilitation Therapists

Here are some links to Vision Rehabilitation Therapist historical background: Timeline of Visual Impairments by Carmen Willings offers a great review of vision rehab history starting with the first known school for blind students in Paris, through 2001. History of … Continue reading

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Anne Sullivan at Perkins

“Fellow-graduates: duty bids us go forth into active life. Let us go cheerfully, hopefully and earnestly, and set ourselves to find our especial part. When we have found it, willingly and faithfully perform it….” from the Valedictorian speech 20 year … Continue reading

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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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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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