The FCC Advancement in Accessibility Award Recipient: Accessible Pharmacy

Andy/ December 2, 2021/ Uncategorized

Accessible Pharmacy has been awarded the FCC Advancement in Accessibility Award!  We are grateful, proud and excited. The other recipients include Apple & Communication Service for the Deaf.  Below is a link to the recording of the award ceremony and the transcription. To read about the award, go to https://www.fcc.gov/FCCAAA.   Below is the transcription of the award ceremony: PLEASE

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Meet Senior Paralympic Medal Winner Alice Eaddy

Andy/ November 29, 2021/ DeafBlind, Uncategorized

Alice Eaddy is a top-level DeafBlind senior athlete who competes at the regional and national levels. While she is DeafBlind, she has also faced challenges from her diabetes. Alice credits Accessible Pharmacy with helping her overcome the barriers of being a DeafBlind diabetic, allowing her to compete in athletic competitions without a problem. Most recently, she competed in the 2021

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Roots Food Group Launches Nonprofit To Bring Food Security To Blind Community

Andy/ November 15, 2021/ Be My Eyes, diabetes, roots food group

Food is Medicine: Roots Food Group Launches Nonprofit To Bring Food Security To Blind Community “Feeding the Blind” Promotes Vision Nutrition by Subsidizing Medically Tailored Meals for Blind and Low Vision Individuals NEWS PROVIDED BY Roots Food Group  Nov 15, 2021, 07:15 ET DALLAS, Nov. 15, 2021 /PRNewswire/ — Roots Food Group, a mission-driven technology, healthcare, philanthropic and food company that believes in

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ASB Sensitivity Training Announcement

Andy/ November 2, 2021/ ASB

Associated Services for the Blind Sensitivity Training Announcement Do you work with or provide services to individuals who are blind or low vision?  If you do, this workshop is for you. Associated Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired (ASB) invites you to join us for a one-hour Sensitivity Training to discuss questions like: How do I know if someone

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Becoming Helen Keller: The Transcript from the Event Exploring the Life and Legacy of Helen Keller

Andy/ October 19, 2021/ AFB, DeafBlind, helen keller

The following is the basic transcript and introductory remarks from event exploring the life and legacy of Helen Keller and the movie “Becoming Helen Keller” Michael Kantor: Hello, I’m Michael Kantor. I’m a white, cis male, age 60, who used to have a lot more hair, and I’m wearing a pink shirt and a blue sports coat. I’m standing on the traditional

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Meet Tara Brown-Ogilvie From the Helen Keller National Center for DeafBlind Youth and Adults (HKNC)

Andy/ October 6, 2021/ DeafBlind, Uncategorized

I’m Mohamed, Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind’s student intern. I had the opportunity to talk with Tara Brown-Ogilvie, the New England Regional Representative for the Helen Keller National Center for DeafBlind Youth and Adults (HKNC). Helen Keller Services (HKS) is a large and expansive group of devoted individuals serving the blind and visually impaired. HKS has been operating for

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Specialty Pharmacies Cater to the Blind and Those with Impaired Vision

Andy/ September 28, 2021/ Uncategorized

Specialty Pharmacies Cater to the Blind and Those with Impaired Vision (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/health/blind-pharmacies-access.html) By Joshua Brockman • Sept. 21, 2021 During the pandemic, Curtis Chong has avoided the 2-½ hour journey to his grocery store pharmacy — including a round-trip bus ride — to pick up his prescription. Even though Mr. Chong, a retiree in Aurora, Colo., said he is readily

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Meet Albert Rizzi from My Blind Spot

Andy/ September 7, 2021/ accessibility

Before losing his eyesight unexpectedly to a misdiagnosis of fungal meningitis in 2006, Albert Rizzi was the Executive Director/Principal of a pre-K afterschool program in the South Bronx, serving 250 children and their families.  After losing his vision, Rizzi became the inspirational founder and president of My Blind Spot (MBS), an organization that focuses on online accessibility for people of

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Meet Kim Ladd from the Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired (VRCBVI)

Andy/ August 24, 2021/ blindness, diabetes

Hello and welcome to another wonderful interview! This time I am joined by Kim Ladd, the Diabetes Educator/Health Education Specialist for the Virginia Department for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI). She works directly with the Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired (VRCBVI). Her role extends further than diabetes health education, including working with blind individuals of

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Meet Lee Nasehi from the VisionServe Alliance

Andy/ August 12, 2021/ visionserve alliance

Welcome to another interview! This time I was joined by Lee Nasehi, the President and CEO of the VisionServe Alliance. The VisionServe Alliance connects over 125 organizations whose main priority is to serve the blind community. In this interview Lee tells me more about VisionServe and how she became the head of such a wonderful organization. Mohamed: Hi, can you

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