Meet Ricky Enger from The Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Andy/ July 21, 2021/ blindness, hadley

Welcome back to another interview! This week Ricky Enger joined me, Mohamed Deumah, in a fantastic conversation about some of her amazing work at the Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Ricky leads the Assistive Technology Team at Hadley, who trains blind and low vision individuals how to adapt to technology and achieve their goals despite their vision

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Meet Dr. Delaram Shirazian From The SUNY Low-Vision Rehabilitation Center

Andy/ July 16, 2021/ blindness, low vision

I’m Mohamed, Accessible Pharmacy’s student intern. Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Delaram Shirazian, an Assistant Clinical Professor with the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry. Dr. Shirazian does a lot of work at SUNY where she educates students and gives quality care to patients in the primary care and low vision clinics.

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Meet Khadija Bari From VISIONS Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Andy/ July 7, 2021/ blindness, VISIONS Center on Blindness

I’m Mohamed, Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind’s student intern. Last week I interviewed Khadija Bari, a Student Career Coordinator on the Workforce Team of VISIONS Khadija Bari From VISIONS Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The Workforce Team helps blind and low vision individuals with career readiness and entering the professional workforce. They work with people from all

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North Carolina Macular Dystrophy: Living with Low Vision

Andy/ July 1, 2021/ Uncategorized

North Carolina Macular Dystrophy: Living with Low Vision.  I’m Mohamed, and I’m a student intern who just started working with Accessible Pharmacy Services this summer. I am legally blind. I was diagnosed with a genetic condition known as North Carolina Macular Dystrophy as a child. I’ve had it all throughout my life and as you can probably tell by its

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Disability Pride PA

Andy/ June 14, 2021/ blindness

The award winning celebration of Disability Pride PA is back. Disability Pride Philadelphia is in its ninth year and the longest running Disability Pride parade in the United States. This year we celebrate virtually again! Disability Pride Virtual PA will take place June 21-30, 2021. Last year, 35 states and 22 countries participated in the celebration. Alex Cohen and Andy

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NFB Convention

Andy/ June 9, 2021/ Be My Eyes, NFB

This year’s NFB Convention will be held virtually on July 6 through July 10. Accessible Pharmacy and Be My Eyes will be running a webinar, exhibiting in the virtual exhibit hall and participating in the career fair.  Please stop by and say hello!  Below is the detailed information from the NFB. National Convention The National Federation of the Blind National

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Scrip-Talk and Accessible Pharmacy

Andy/ June 6, 2021/ scriptalk

Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind fully supports the ScripTalk technology. Please feel free to call us and we can discuss if Scrip-Talk is a good fit for you and your needs.  It is 100% FREE! En-Vision America has developed ScripTalk talking labels, a solution for audible pharmacy labeling benefiting the blind and low vision community.  I was designed to

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Braille Pharmacy

Andy/ May 28, 2021/ braille

Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind is able to package medication using braille labels.  Items that can be labeled in braille include: Prescription medication OTC medication Eye drops Insulin Vitamins Nutritional supplements Guide dog & companion-pet medication Home COVID testing   Who was Louis Braille and how did he create the Braille that we use today? Braille was determined to

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Braille Prescription Medication

Andy/ May 17, 2021/ AFB, braille

Prescription medication with braille labels are now available through Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind! In addition to braille meds, it can also be added to vitamins, supplements, OTC medication, pet medication and  more. Braille is a system of raised dots that can be read with the fingers by people who are blind or who have low vision. Teachers, parents,

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NFB Braille Certification

Andy/ April 21, 2021/ Uncategorized

The National Federation of the Blind offers courses in braille literary, mathematics, and music transcribing, as well as literary and mathematics proofreading for Library of Congress certification. The information below is from the NFB website. To read more details, go to: https://nfb.org/programs-services/braille-certification We are pleased to have been awarded a contract from the Library of Congress, National Library Service for

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