Tag Archives: blindness

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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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, September 29 – Friday, October 3

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

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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community

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

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, August 11 – Friday, August 15

Human Interest: Mothering with mental illness (The Washington Post) A mother living with major depression worries that she cannot be a good enough parent to her three-year-old son. And she is concerned that there is nothing she can do to … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Jan 13 – Friday Jan 17

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

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ESPN’s Carry On: Brotherhood, Struggle, Success within Disability

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

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