Tag Archives: blindness

Braille Literacy Month: NIDILRR-Funded Resources for People with Visual Disabilities or Multi-Sensory Loss

In the US, January is Braille Literacy Month, which helps to raise awareness about braille, its history, and how people with visual disabilities use it to read and write. According to the American Foundation for the Blind (AFB), braille is … Continue reading

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NIDILRR-funded Consumer Products: Visual Disabilities

A visual disability may be defined as a decreased ability to see to a degree that causes problems not fixable by usual means, such as glasses, contact lenses, or medication. A visual disability may be due to disease, congenital or … Continue reading

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RERC Spotlight: Wearable Cameras May Help Blind Individuals Navigate Social Settings, But They May Not Always be Welcomed by Bystanders

The NIDILRR-funded Rehabilitation Engineering Research Centers (RERCs) conduct a wide array of research and development in high- and low-tech solutions to help people with disabilities live, learn, and work independently. We’re hanging out in RERC Row for the 2021 RESNA … Continue reading

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Low Vision Awareness Month – A Quick Look at Blindness/Low Vision Research from the NIDILRR Community

Meet some of the NIDILRR-funded projects conducting research and development to support people with blindness and low vision! Continue reading

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Emergency Preparedness and People with Visual Disabilities

This week, NARIC and AbleData are partnering to bring you preparedness resources from the NIDILRR Community and elsewhere so you can be #PreparedNotScared. We kick things off with resources for people who are blind or have other visual disabilities. Continue reading

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Celebrating Low Vision Awareness Month with Research!

In February, the National Eye Institute celebrates Low Vision Awareness Month, highlighting the growing numbers of people with low vision in the US and the services and technologies which can support them at school, at work, and in the community. … Continue reading

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What research is available from the NIDILRR community for people who are blind or have visual disabilities?

In honor of World Braille Day, NARIC’s information specialists searched the NIDILRR Program Database to find NIDILRR-funded projects related to people who are blind or with visual disabilities. Here are a few examples: The project Indoor Navigation Aid for Individuals … Continue reading

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Low Vision Awareness Month – Tools and Tech from the NIDILRR Community

February is Low Vision Awareness Month! According to the National Eye Health Education Program, more than 4 million Americans over 40 have low vision that cannot be corrected by standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery. In addition, more than … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, September 21 – Friday, September 25

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Advocacy: Think the disability inclusion movement isn’t about you? Think again (Huffington Post) According to disability advocate Jay Ruderman, people with disabilities comprise the only minority group almost all of us are guaranteed … Continue reading

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NLS Music Section Celebrates 50 Years!

Last night, we had the opportunity to enjoy a wonderful concert at the Library of Congress, celebrating 50 years of service for the National Library Service for the Blind and Physically Handicapped (NLS) music section! We joined NIDRR SBIR grantee … Continue reading

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