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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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: 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

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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: 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

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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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