Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame

Andy/ March 30, 2021/ accessibility

Congratulations to our co-founder and Chief Marketing & Accessibility Officer Dr. Alex Cohen on being named to the Susan Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame! The National Disability Mentoring Coalition (NDMC) has named 52 individuals and 4 organizations as Class of 2020 inductees into the Susan M. Daniels Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame. The Disability Mentoring Hall of Fame was established

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Talking Prodigy Glucometer Webinar Transcript

Andy/ February 15, 2021/ Be My Eyes, diabetes, prodigy

Will Butler: Really happy to have you all here. Panelists, if you want to mute for the time being while folks are coming in, feel free. You don’t have to, but we have a big group joining us today. We’ve already got more than 100 folks with us and we’re going to get started in just about 60 seconds here

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Talking Glucose Meters for Blind and Low Vision Diabetics

Andy/ February 12, 2021/ Uncategorized

Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind, Be My Eyes and Prodigy Diabetes Care will be discussing talking glucose meters for blind diabetics.  All attendees can get a free Prodigy Talking Glucose Meter / Glucometer. Register for for this free event at: EVENT SUMMARY: For more than 34 million adults and children living in the United States—and for many of the

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UniteUs Partner Spotlight

Andy/ February 2, 2021/ Be My Eyes, scriptalk, UniteUs

Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind was recently featured in the UniteUs newsletter in the Partner Spotlight section. Unite Us is a technology company that builds coordinated care networks of health and social service providers. Unite Us’ dedicated team builds authentic, lasting community partnerships. This ensures quality and accountability throughout all Unite Us networks and enables partners to use data-driven

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Types of Glaucoma

Andy/ January 14, 2021/ glaucoma, Uncategorized

Glaucoma is a group of eye diseases that are usually characterized by damage to the optic nerve and gradual vision loss that starts with losing peripheral (side) vision. People who have high eye pressure are at higher risk for glaucoma. Each type of glaucoma is different — but most have no early symptoms, so it’s important to get tested regularly,

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World Braille Day: Louis Braille

Andy/ January 4, 2021/ braille, Uncategorized

January 4th is World Braille Day. Louis Braille was a French educator and inventor of a system of reading and writing for use by the blind or visually impaired. His system remains virtually unchanged to this day, and is known worldwide simply as braille. Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind is grateful for Louis Braille and excited to be a

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The Effect Diabetes Can Have on Your Vision

Andy/ December 1, 2020/ blindness, diabetes

The following is a great article about diabetes and blindness from our friend at Low Vision Specialists of Maryland and Virginia! Diabetes is a disease that affects the blood sugar and insulin levels in your body. It is well known that people who are affected by diabetes are at a higher risk of developing other health complications such as heart

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Accessible Pharmacy Partners With Be My Eyes

Andy/ November 8, 2020/ Be My Eyes, blindness

Two blind-founded companies are teaming up to assist blind and low vision consumers with medication support, COVID testing and more By Will Butler Look around the pharmacy and what do you see? Small-print labels, identical pill bottles and inaccessible interfaces abound. And in the time of COVID, where drive-up testing and social distancing is the norm, blind and low-vision people

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Raising a Blind Child

Andy/ September 16, 2020/ blind children

We wanted to share this great article about raising a blind child from our friends Ed Henkler and Kristin Smedley  that appeared in THE BLIND GUIDE: Resources for People who are Blind or Visually-impaired: I think it is typical to feel some anxiety as you await the birth of a child. In spite of all the tests and care, will

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