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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
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
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
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
Human Interest: Brothers take American road trip before going blind (CNN) Six years ago, two brothers who had been diagnosed with choroideremia, a genetic disorder that progressively leads to blindness, went on a road trip across the United States. A … Continue reading
Answered Questions is a monthly resource for the Spanish language Disability Community that fills an information need. Each month, we look through the searches on our blog and through the information requests made by our patrons who speak Spanish and … Continue reading
Health: Science Daily—Congenital Diaphragmatic Hernia Traced from Genetic Roots to Physical Defect A team including researchers from Rensselaer Polytechnic Institute, have discovered that a specific gene may play a major role in the development of a life-threatening birth defect called … Continue reading
ESPN recently aired “Carry On: Why I Stayed”, a follow-up to its 2009 documentary “Carry On” featuring Cleveland-native high school wrestler’s Dartanyon Crockett and Leroy Sutton. In 2009 the sports network’s cameras followed both young men and chronicled their journey … Continue reading