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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Braille Prescription Medication

Andy/ May 17, 2021/ AFB, braille

Prescription medication with braille labels are now available through Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind! In addition to braille meds, it can also be added to vitamins, supplements, OTC medication, pet medication and  more. Braille is a system of raised dots that can be read with the fingers by people who are blind or who have low vision. Teachers, parents,

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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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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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