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
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
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
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
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.