Tag Archives: visual impairments

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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Disability News Weekly Roundup – Monday, May 9 to Friday, May 13

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Human Interest: Born without hands, girl wins national handwriting contest (Disability Scoop) Anaya Ellick’s penmanship is so good, she recently won a national handwriting contest. That’s impressive for any seven-year-old, but even more … 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, September 7 – Friday, September 11

Aquí puede leer este artículo en español. Policy: Adult, autistic and ignored (The New York Times) Roughly 500,000 children with autism will become adults over the next 10 years, and as they reach the age of 21, they will find … 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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2012 Paralympics: Goalball

Whether you play or watch, it’s a guarantee that you’ve never experienced anything like Goalball. Goalball features two teams of three players attempting to roll or throw a ball implanted with bells into the other team’s goal. All players are … Continue reading

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NIDRR Presents: Reinventing Web Browsing with Capti for People with Visual Impairments

NIDRR continues its NIDRR Presents programs this week, inviting Dr. Yevgen Borodin of Charmtech Labs to discuss the work of his two Phase I Small Business Innovative Research projects (SBIR). Charmtech Labs, LLC., has received several SBIRs to develop technology … Continue reading

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The Autonomous Automobile

Google turned heads two years ago when the Silicon-valley giant unveiled its innovative self-driving car. With recent video surfacing of real-world tests, many believe this  “auto-automotive” triumph will transform the way we travel. This revolutionary piece of assistive technology operates … Continue reading

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Funding Opportunity: RTC on Employment Outcomes for Individuals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Another alert from Grants.gov this morning: Rehabilitation Research and Training Centers (RRTCs)–Employment Outcomes for Individuals Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired CFDA Number 84.133B-6 This one is due on August 20th. Grant packages are available to download through Ed’s grants … Continue reading

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Participate: Survey on Synthesized Speech and Audio Description

WGBH’s National Center for Accessible Media and IBM Research-Japan are recruiting survey participants who are blind or have low vision to test speech synthesis for audio description of Web video. They are looking for people 18 or older who are … Continue reading

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