Living With Low Vision

Summer Camp

Posted on: Jul 31, 2015

It’s that time of year when teens get to enjoy summer camp, mix it up with new friends, and enjoy the finer things in life. At the Alphapointe Adventure Camp in Parkville, Missouri, youths with low vision meet other visually impaired teens and engage in activities in an environment where , because everyone has limited […]

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ICanConnect

Posted on: Jul 29, 2015

After a car accident destroyed his eyesight, Jose Magallon felt like his life suddenly turned into a dark room. With no depth perception, he began to rely on a cane, and his family. As his life began to fall apart, Jose quickly sought help, and through a local housing program in his community, he had […]

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Blind Photographer

Posted on: Jul 27, 2015

Unexpected circumstances forced Tammy Ruggles to make a major career change. Although she spent years studying to become an active social worker in her community, a progressive low vision disease (retinitis pigmentosa) made it hard for her to continue her job. Switching field, she became a photographer, and she went pro within a matter of […]

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Trip To The Art Museum

Posted on: Jul 24, 2015

New assistive technology can help the visually impaired read and write again, and even enjoy illustrious art with the aid of a CCTV (desktop magnifier). However, what if you wanted to actually go to an art museum? It wouldn’t be feasible to lug a large CCTV out of the house; Going to an art museum […]

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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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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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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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Continuous Drug Therapy for Wet AMD with Single Procedure

Posted on: Jun 04, 2015

Retinal implants are becoming available in many different forms, from intraocular lenses and telescopes to drug delivery systems. NeuroTech Pharmaceuticals, Inc. out of Cumberland, Rhode Island specializes in chronic eye diseases and has developed an implant that provides continuous medication to the back of the eye through a one or 5 chamber implanted device. Encapsulated […]

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Age-Related Vision Loss

Posted on: May 29, 2015

As we get older, age-related vision loss is commonplace, with rampant low vision diseases like macular degeneration or glaucoma. You, or perhaps a friend or relative, may be struggling to see. There are preventative measures, such as routine eye exams and a healthy diet, but it’s important to know what’s good, and conversely, what is […]

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