The Helen Keller Services AccessAbility Awards

Andy/ July 1, 2022/ Uncategorized

The Helen Keller Services AccessAbility Awards was created to recognize companies, non-profit organizations and individuals who are using their talents and resources to support individuals who are DeafBlind, blind or have low vision and make the society more accessible and inclusive through their services, practices, products and workforce diversity efforts. We are overjoyed to receive Helen Keller Services 2022 AccessAbility

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Meet Accessible Pharmacy’s 2022 Student Intern: Beeshernah Ceus

Andy/ June 27, 2022/ Uncategorized, VISIONS Center on Blindness

My name is Beeshernah Ceus and I am a student intern working with Accessible Pharmacy. I was excited when I heard about this company because of its innovative way of supplying accessible medication for patients who experience vision and hearing loss. I am visually impaired and oftentimes find it difficult to read medication labels. I was born with an eye

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Blindness and Eye Drop Webinar Transcript

Andy/ June 23, 2022/ Uncategorized

Hi Everybody, and welcome to our first annual eye drop webinar. We are so so excited to be doing this in collaboration with the Chicago lighthouse. So we first want to give a huge thank you to everyone for tuning in, and then we also want to extend, you know, a great thank you to the Chicago lighthouse for putting

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Blindness and Eye Drops

Andy/ June 7, 2022/ chicago lighthouse, eye drops, HKNC

Blindness and Eye Drops Webinar: On June 22, 2022, please join us as we discuss tips and techniques for blind eye drop users. Speakers will include experts from The Chicago Lighthouse and Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind. This webinar will have a live ASL interpreter, and closed captioning. If you are unable to attend, still be sure to register

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National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC)

Andy/ March 16, 2022/ National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC)

The National Research and Training Center on Blindness and Low Vision (NRTC) is primarily funded by the National Institute on Disability, Independent Living, and Rehabilitation Research (NIDILRR). Their current NIDILRR funding is for a Rehabilitation Research and Training Center on Employment for Individuals with Blindness or Other Visual Impairments.The NRTC has also received research funding from the Institute of Education

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Breast Self Exam Instructions for Blind Women

Andy/ February 28, 2022/ breast cancer

How to Breast Self-Exam, narrated by Dr. Kim Kubek, M.D. What exactly is a breast self-exam? Many women fail to perform breast self-exams because they simply don’t know what’s normal. They don’t know how their breasts should feel. Normal breasts can be lumpy, and feel firm, especially at different times in your menstrual cycle. One breast can be larger than

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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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