Tag Archives: low vision

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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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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