Tag Archives: low vision

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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Project Spotlight: Experiencing the World via Touch

February is Low Vision Awareness Month.  For many individuals who are blind, living with low vision, or who are Deaf/blind, touch is an important sense for experiencing the world around them. Technology that is tactile or haptic can help people … 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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Low Vision Awareness Month

February is Low Vision Awareness Month. Low vision effects millions of people in the US and throughout the world. The National Institute of Health’s National Eye Institute (NEI) defines low vision as a visual impairment that is not correctable by … 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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Answered Questions: Monthly News for the Disability Community – February 2016

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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February is AMD/Low Vision Awareness Month!

Prevent Blindness has declared February to be Age-Related Macular Degeneration (AMD)/Low Vision Awareness Month, bringing attention to the causes of vision loss, the importance of vision screening, and resources available to help. Screening is the first line of defense. Your optometrist … Continue reading

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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, July 14 – Friday, July 18

Human Interest: Nordstrom ads feature models with disabilities (Fox News) Fashion retailer Nordstrom has been using models with disabilities since 1997 and continues the tradition in its annual July catalog. It includes, among others, a woman in a wheelchair modeling … Continue reading

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