Blindness & Diabetes Webinar: Dexcom and FreeStyle Libre – Transcript

Andy/ September 27, 2022/ Uncategorized

Below is the transcript from the Blindness & Diabetes Webinar: Dexcom and FreeStyle Libre with Abbie Chesterson from the University of Pennsylvania Diabetes Education Center. This is an automatic transcription from the ZOOM platform and there may be some inaccuracies. To listen to the entire recording, go to: https://www.accessiblepharmacy.com/blindness-diabetes-webinar-dexcom-vs-freestyle-libre/ Hi everyone, and welcome to our blindness and diabetes webinar where

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The Helen Keller Services AccessAbility Awards

Andy/ July 1, 2022/ Uncategorized

The Helen Keller Services AccessAbility Awards was created to recognize companies, non-profit organizations and individuals who are using their talents and resources to support individuals who are DeafBlind, blind or have low vision and make the society more accessible and inclusive through their services, practices, products and workforce diversity efforts. We are overjoyed to receive Helen Keller Services 2022 AccessAbility

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Meet Accessible Pharmacy’s 2022 Student Intern: Beeshernah Ceus

Andy/ June 27, 2022/ Uncategorized, VISIONS Center on Blindness

My name is Beeshernah Ceus and I am a student intern working with Accessible Pharmacy. I was excited when I heard about this company because of its innovative way of supplying accessible medication for patients who experience vision and hearing loss. I am visually impaired and oftentimes find it difficult to read medication labels. I was born with an eye

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Blindness and Eye Drop Webinar Transcript

Andy/ June 23, 2022/ Uncategorized

Hi Everybody, and welcome to our first annual eye drop webinar. We are so so excited to be doing this in collaboration with the Chicago lighthouse. So we first want to give a huge thank you to everyone for tuning in, and then we also want to extend, you know, a great thank you to the Chicago lighthouse for putting

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Foundation Fighting Blindness: VISIONS

Andy/ December 14, 2021/ ffb, Uncategorized

VISIONS 2022, the national conference of the Foundation Fighting Blindness, is a one-of-a-kind event in which individuals who are blind or visually impaired, and their families, have the opportunity to hear about exciting advancements in blindness research. All attendees can gain practical skills for coping with vision loss, learn about products and services that can improve their lives, and connect

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The FCC Advancement in Accessibility Award Recipient: Accessible Pharmacy

Andy/ December 2, 2021/ Uncategorized

Accessible Pharmacy has been awarded the FCC Advancement in Accessibility Award!  We are grateful, proud and excited. The other recipients include Apple & Communication Service for the Deaf.  Below is a link to the recording of the award ceremony and the transcription. To read about the award, go to https://www.fcc.gov/FCCAAA.   Below is the transcription of the award ceremony: PLEASE

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Meet Senior Paralympic Medal Winner Alice Eaddy

Andy/ November 29, 2021/ DeafBlind, Uncategorized

Alice Eaddy is a top-level DeafBlind senior athlete who competes at the regional and national levels. While she is DeafBlind, she has also faced challenges from her diabetes. Alice credits Accessible Pharmacy with helping her overcome the barriers of being a DeafBlind diabetic, allowing her to compete in athletic competitions without a problem. Most recently, she competed in the 2021

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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 (https://www.nytimes.com/2021/09/21/health/blind-pharmacies-access.html) 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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