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
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: https://nfb.org/programs-services/braille-certification We are pleased to have been awarded a contract from the Library of Congress, National Library Service for
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: https://www.bemyeyes.com/diabetes-care-webinar EVENT SUMMARY: For more than 34 million adults and children living in the United States—and for many of the
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,
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
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
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.