Tag Archives: low vision

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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Disability News Weekly Roundup Monday, Feb 3 – Friday, Feb 7

Health: Guidelines ask women to monitor stroke risks more closely than men (Washington Post) The American Heart Association has released a new set of stroke prevention guidelines that highlight the unique risk factors for stroke women are likely to have. … 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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May is Healthy Vision Month

In May 2003, the National Eye Institute (NEI), a part of the National Institutes of Health (NIH), established “May is Healthy Vision Month (VHM)” as a national eye health observance. The Vision Health Initiative (VHI) of the Centers for Disease … Continue reading

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WebAIM Launches Two New Web Accessibility Surveys

Web Accessibility in Mind (WebAIM) is a non-profit organization within the Center for Persons with Disabilities at Utah State University that works with government, private and public organizations to make Web content more useful to people with disabilities. WebAIM has … Continue reading

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Florida Division of Cultural Affairs Offers Accessibility Webinars for Arts and Cultural Organizations

The Florida Division of Cultural Affairs (DCA) in partnership with the Very Special Arts Florida (VSAFL), an affiliate of the John F. Kennedy Center for the Performing Arts, presents a series of lunch-hour webinars entitled “Successfully Accessible.”  The webinars are … Continue reading

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