Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight

Andy/ January 14, 2022/ readers digest

The Reader’s Digest Partners for Sight is dedicated to fostering the independence of people who are blind and visually impaired. They do amazing things in the community! Below is a summary of their story taken from their website.  To learn more, go to: https://partnersforsight.org/ OUR STORY Throughout our history, we have been a vital source of support on local, regional

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Pharmacy Today: No “one size fits all” approach to caring for patients with disabilities

Andy/ January 3, 2022/ accessibility

The following article appeared in Pharmacy Today with our Chief Medical Officer Dr. Jason Barrett. The full article is below and more information can be found at:  https://www.pharmacytoday.org/article/S1042-0991(21)00935-X/fulltext People with disabilities experience significant barriers when accessing medications and even basic health care. While this is nothing new for those living with a disability, the pandemic has brought many of these

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Foundation Fighting Blindness: VISIONS

Andy/ December 14, 2021/ ffb, Uncategorized

VISIONS 2022, the national conference of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, is a one-of-a-kind event in which individuals who are blind or visually impaired, and their families, have the opportunity to hear about exciting advancements in blindness research. All attendees can gain practical skills for coping with vision loss, learn about products and services that can improve their lives, and connect

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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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