Diabetes and Blindness

andy/ June 10, 2020/ diabetes, NFB

For those who are interested in learning more about diabetes and blindness and sharing information with other blind diabetics, you may be interested in the NFB’s Diabetes Talk for the Blind The list is sponsored by the National Federation of the Blind, NFB, and The Diabetes Action Network, DAN. The purpose of the list is to discuss living with diabetes

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Blind Friendly Meter Recommendations

andy/ May 12, 2020/ AFB, blindness, NFB

We often get questions about Replacement Blind Friendly Meter Recommendations.  The AFB published an article a few years ago and the information is below. Over 16 million Americans have diabetes, a disease in which the body cannot store and regulate glucose properly, and 5 million of them experience vision loss as a result. Although blood glucose meters have allowed people

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National Federation of the Blind Announces Scholarship Finalists

andy/ May 7, 2020/ blindness, NFB

Baltimore, Maryland (May 6, 2020): The National Federation of the Blind (NFB), the nation’s leading advocate for equal education of the blind, today announced the finalists for its annual scholarship program, which provides financial assistance and connects students with mentoring and other resources. The thirty scholarship finalists are listed below in alphabetical order with their home states and vocational goals.

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Accessibility Barriers on Forty-eight State Coronavirus Websites

andy/ May 1, 2020/ accessibility, blindness, NFB

The National Federation of the Blind, America’s civil rights organization of the blind, responded today to a recent survey finding accessibility barriers on forty-eight of fifty state websites that provide critical information about the coronavirus pandemic. The survey was commissioned by The Markup and conducted by Web AIM, a widely respected web accessibility organization. Web AIM tested the sites with

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AFB Is Fighting to Protect Rights of Blind and Low Vision Students During COVID-19 Pandemic

andy/ March 31, 2020/ AFB

The following is a message from the American Foundation for the Blind about the COVID-19 / Coronavirus: During this national period of quarantine due to the novel coronavirus, many US schools have instituted distance learning programs that allow students to continue their education at home. This change should prevent students from losing important academic skills—for example, in reading and math—and

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Blind Americans Settle Lawsuit against Social Security Administration

andy/ March 13, 2020/ blindness

Blind Americans Settle Lawsuit against Social Security Administration The National Federation of the Blind, America’s civil rights organization of the blind, and two blind individuals, Lisa Irving and Amy Bonano, have reached a court-ordered settlement of the lawsuit they filed in 2017 against the Social Security Administration (SSA). Under the settlement agreement, the SSA will make improvements to the visitor

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Vitamin A Deficiency and Night Blindness

andy/ February 28, 2020/ blind pharmacy, blindness

Vitamin A deficiency is the leading cause of preventable childhood blindness, and is critical to achieving Millennium Development Goal 4 to reduce child mortality. About 250,000 to 500,000 malnourished children in the developing world go blind each year from a deficiency of vitamin A, around half of whom die within a year of becoming blind. The United Nations Special Session

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Blindness, Low Vision and Social Security

andy/ January 6, 2020/ blind pharmacy

What are visual disorders? Visual disorders are abnormalities of the eye, the optic nerve, the optic tracts, or the brain that may cause a loss of visual acuity or visual fields. A loss of visual acuity limits your ability to distinguish detail, read, or do fine work. A loss of visual fields limits your ability to perceive visual stimuli in

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What is Hetlioz?

andy/ August 26, 2019/ medication for visual impairments, Uncategorized/ 0 comments

HETLIOZ: Non-24-Hour Sleep-Wake Disorder (Non-24) is a serious, chronic disorder that disrupts a person’s circadian rhythms. Non-24 affects up to 70% of people who are totally blind, whether you were born blind or became so later in life. Everyone has an internal circadian clock, or body clock, which runs a little longer than 24 hours. For sighted people, it is

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A Pharmacy For The Blind

admin/ July 30, 2019/ blind pharmacy, Uncategorized

Welcome! Accessible Pharmacy is a home delivery pharmacy specializing in services for the blind and low vision community and their families. We were founded by blind and sighted experts in the areas of accessibility, technology and medicine. What makes us unique is our ability to educate blind patients, their doctors, their caretakers and their families about the best medication plan.

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