Meet Tara Brown-Ogilvie From the Helen Keller National Center for DeafBlind Youth and Adults (HKNC)

Andy/ October 6, 2021/ DeafBlind, Uncategorized

I’m Mohamed, Accessible Pharmacy Services for the Blind’s student intern. I had the opportunity to talk with Tara Brown-Ogilvie, the New England Regional Representative for the Helen Keller National Center for DeafBlind Youth and Adults (HKNC). Helen Keller Services (HKS) is a large and expansive group of devoted individuals serving the blind and visually impaired. HKS has been operating for

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Specialty Pharmacies Cater to the Blind and Those with Impaired Vision

Andy/ September 28, 2021/ Uncategorized

Specialty Pharmacies Cater to the Blind and Those with Impaired Vision ( By Joshua Brockman • Sept. 21, 2021 During the pandemic, Curtis Chong has avoided the 2-½ hour journey to his grocery store pharmacy — including a round-trip bus ride — to pick up his prescription. Even though Mr. Chong, a retiree in Aurora, Colo., said he is readily

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North Carolina Macular Dystrophy: Living with Low Vision

Andy/ July 1, 2021/ Uncategorized

North Carolina Macular Dystrophy: Living with Low Vision.  I’m Mohamed, and I’m a student intern who just started working with Accessible Pharmacy Services this summer. I am legally blind. I was diagnosed with a genetic condition known as North Carolina Macular Dystrophy as a child. I’ve had it all throughout my life and as you can probably tell by its

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NFB Braille Certification

Andy/ April 21, 2021/ Uncategorized

The National Federation of the Blind offers courses in braille literary, mathematics, and music transcribing, as well as literary and mathematics proofreading for Library of Congress certification. The information below is from the NFB website. To read more details, go to: We are pleased to have been awarded a contract from the Library of Congress, National Library Service for

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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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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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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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