Meet Kim Ladd from the Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired (VRCBVI)

Andy/ August 24, 2021/ blindness, diabetes

Hello and welcome to another wonderful interview! This time I am joined by Kim Ladd, the Diabetes Educator/Health Education Specialist for the Virginia Department for the Blind and Visually Impaired (DBVI). She works directly with the Virginia Rehabilitation Center for the Blind and Vision Impaired (VRCBVI). Her role extends further than diabetes health education, including working with blind individuals of

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Meet Ricky Enger from The Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Andy/ July 21, 2021/ blindness, hadley

Welcome back to another interview! This week Ricky Enger joined me, Mohamed Deumah, in a fantastic conversation about some of her amazing work at the Hadley Institute for the Blind and Visually Impaired. Ricky leads the Assistive Technology Team at Hadley, who trains blind and low vision individuals how to adapt to technology and achieve their goals despite their vision

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Meet Dr. Delaram Shirazian From The SUNY Low-Vision Rehabilitation Center

Andy/ July 16, 2021/ blindness, low vision

I’m Mohamed, Accessible Pharmacy’s student intern. Last week I had the pleasure of speaking with Dr. Delaram Shirazian, an Assistant Clinical Professor with the State University of New York (SUNY) College of Optometry. Dr. Shirazian does a lot of work at SUNY where she educates students and gives quality care to patients in the primary care and low vision clinics.

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Meet Khadija Bari From VISIONS Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired

Andy/ July 7, 2021/ blindness, VISIONS Center on Blindness

I’m Mohamed, Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind’s student intern. Last week I interviewed Khadija Bari, a Student Career Coordinator on the Workforce Team of VISIONS Khadija Bari From VISIONS Services for the Blind and Visually Impaired. The Workforce Team helps blind and low vision individuals with career readiness and entering the professional workforce. They work with people from all

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Disability Pride PA

Andy/ June 14, 2021/ blindness

The award winning celebration of Disability Pride PA is back. Disability Pride Philadelphia is in its ninth year and the longest running Disability Pride parade in the United States. This year we celebrate virtually again! Disability Pride Virtual PA will take place June 21-30, 2021. Last year, 35 states and 22 countries participated in the celebration. Alex Cohen and Andy

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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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BeMyEyes Webinar

Andy/ July 2, 2020/ blindness

On Thursday, June 25th, BeMyEyes hosted a free webinar. Guests from the Valuable 500, Microsoft, and Google attended to indulge in a wonderful discussion regarding their company and organizations’ accessibility accomplishments. Be My Eyes is a free mobile app that connects sighted and blind users. Functioning through a video call, the Be My Eyes app allows blind users to request

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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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