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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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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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Day 29: 31 Days of Braille

Braille Can Be Fun! Not a braille reader myself, I never had any idea that reading braille could be done at the same speed or grace as reading print. As a low vision print reader, however, I am accustomed, at … Continue reading

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Day 21: 31 Days of Braille

Braille: Improving Career Options Kenra Farrow, Research and Training Associate at The National Research & Training Center on Blindness & Low Vision, sent the following link and reported this was one of her favorite articles on learning braille at a later … Continue reading

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Day 20: 31 Days of Braille

Learning Braille Later Neva Fairchild, National Independent Living Associate for the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), documents her journey with braille, which started later in life. As a student with low vision, it is clear, in retrospect to see … Continue reading

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Day 15: 31 Days of Braille

Braille is for Students With Sight Too It might be easy to assume that a student with low vision, that is, a student who can see text in some way, is not a candidate for braille. A student who can … Continue reading

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Amazon Echo, Say “Hello” to Alexa

Imagine having a digital assistant in the house that doesn’t require using a keyboard, or learning to use a tablet computer, or smartphone—an attentive digital assistant within earshot, that could open and read a book, provide a weather report, access … Continue reading

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Macular Degeneration and Low Vision Awareness Month

February is Low Vision and Age Related Macular Degeneration (AMD) Awareness Month. AMD is the leading cause of vision loss among Americans age 60 and older and may affect as much as 30% of the population over the age of … Continue reading

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