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Low Vision Accessibility

Posted on: Jul 10, 2015

Take a step back in time, when low vision accessibility was in it’s infancy. Almost 40 years ago, in the late 70s, a small group of folks in northern Indiana took up the no small task of creating audio recordings of popular print, such as newspapers and magazines. This was one of the first times […]

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11th Annual Network Library Of The Year Award

Posted on: Jul 07, 2015

Discover this year’s recipient of the 11th Annual Network Library of the year Award, a special recognition by the National Library Service, which recognizes institutions synonymous with blind and low vision accessibility. Did you know that in Michigan alone, there are over 228,000 people living with low vision and/or blindness? This means there is a […]

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Better treatment for low vision diseases

Posted on: Jul 02, 2015

Better treatment for low vision diseases like Glaucoma and Macular Degeneration will be made possible through extensive research funded by grants awarded to Elizabeth Vargas, assistant professor of biological engineering at Utah State University. Her team will be developing models of retinal disease, leading to a better understanding of how low vision begins and how […]

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Travel For Visually Impaired Commuters

Posted on: Jun 23, 2015

Romania’s public transit system gets a massive upgrade, providing safer travel for visually impaired commuters. Five hundred high-tech Bluetooth beacons have been installed in buses throughout the city of Bucharest. Passengers will now receive notifications on their phone when an approaching bus is close. There’s also options to be alerted when more than one bus […]

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The Albany Blind and Low Vision Support Group of Georgia

Posted on: Jun 19, 2015

The Albany Blind and Low Vision Support Group of Georgia, established by Debbie McDonald in 2011. As a community advocate for the visually impaired, Debbie started this group to provide a support system for those suffering with low vision in southwest Georgia. She encourages the support of family and friends, which she believes partly explains […]

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Make Your Eyes A Priority

Posted on: Jun 17, 2015

Make your eyes a priority! Just like we schedule yearly physicals, annual eye exams are just as important. In addition to a healthy diet and plenty of exercise, regular eye exams are a great way to make sure your eyes are steady; and it’s also the best way to detect and treat eye diseases before […]

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Creative Vision

Posted on: Jun 16, 2015

A puppeteer may be going blind, but he’s not losing his “creative vision”. Morgan FitzPatrick Andrews, a performance artist in West Philadelphia, was diagnosed with a rare degenerative eye condition known as Cone Rod Dystrophy. “It t is a dominantly inherited condition,” says Morgan, “so half the people on my father’s side have this disease.”. […]

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Preserve Your Eyesight

Posted on: Jun 12, 2015

Cataracts, Glaucoma, and Macular Degeneration… just a few common diseases that could cause low vision, and possibly lead to blindness. It’s a growing problem around the world, but there’s one simple thing everyone can do to preserve their eyesight: Eat smart, and eat right! This handy guide will spill the beans on nutritional facts guaranteed […]

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Diagnosing Low Vision With Virtual Reality?

Posted on: Jun 09, 2015

In this high-tech day and age, virtual reality is becoming popular for a wide variety of applications, including video games, social media, and sports. So it’s only natural for doctors to begin to see the usefulness of virtual reality, or “VR”,  in treating patients with low vision. Professor and ophthalmologist Dr. Felipe Medeiros, who helps patients […]

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Implanted Ophthalmic Micropump

Posted on: Jun 08, 2015

Anyone who gets frequent eye injections for wet AMD or diabetic macular edema would be quick to agree that if there was a treatment that made it possible to get the same results with a once a year visit to the eye doctor, they would be first in line. My mother and father-in-law know first […]

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