Posts by NELV&B

National Low Vision Wearable Glasses Month

September is National Low Vision Wearable Glasses Month. “What wheelchair is to someone who has trouble walking, so electronic video magnification technology is to someone who has trouble seeing.” -Scott Krug, President, New England Low Vision and Blindness As recently published in the New England Low Vision and Blindness white paper ‘You’ve been diagnosed with…

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Accessible Fitness and Nutrition Tracking Devices and Software

Accessible Fitness and Nutrition Tracking Devices and Software Resources Tech Tips Technology

Bluetooth Connected Devices Until recently, people with visual impairments had to rely on special purpose devices, such as talking scales, to obtain access to many devices. However, with the mobile revolution in full swing, a new solution is emerging: Bluetooth or Wi-Fi connected devices that display their data on a smartphone and are thus accessible…

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Accessible Mobile Apps and Talking Devices for Health Monitoring

Accessible Mobile Apps and Talking Devices for Health Monitoring Resources Tech Tips Technology

Prescription readers are not the only speech-accessible devices that can improve the quality of your life. Talking Glucose Monitors If you are diabetic, you can check your own glucose levels using a talking glucose monitor. There are several models available. Check with your insurance company, pharmacist or other diabetes supplies provider and you may find…

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Childproofing Your Home for a Child with Vision Impairment

Childproofing Your Home for a Child with Vision Impairment Resources

Childproofing your home is an ongoing and potentially costly process (see how much childproofing costs). This routine is made more complex for the parents of a child with a visual impairment. As your child grows and begins to explore their world, there are dozens of opportunities for accidents around the house. The average home is fraught with potential…

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Accessible Prescription Information and Medication Management

Accessible Prescription Information and Medication Management Care Resources

According to the AFB Access to Drug Labels Survey Report, the print-impaired community is particularly at risk for at-home medication errors, such as swallowing the wrong pill, missing a refill date, or ingesting expired medications. Prescription labels contain vital information about our medications and yet because that information is often printed on a rigid, curved surface…

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All Hands On Deck

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July 10, 2019 – As a team, we rarely have the opportunity to get together to catch up.  We are often going in a million different directions in order to serve our clients throughout New England marketplace. On this day however, we had most of our NELV Team in-house for an “All Hands on Deck”…

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Virtual reality helps girl see clearer

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Tia Bertz is a recent graduate of Northcentral Technical College. She interned at Hastreiter Industries in Marshfield. “Tia is someone we’ve known for a few years,” said Ken Hastreiter, president of Hastreiter Industries, “and have seen her develop her interest into manufacturing, 3D printing.” In a field where precise measurements, down to the thousandths of…

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National Portable Video Magnifier Month

National Portable Video Magnifier Month News Resources

August is National Portable Video Magnifier Month. “What wheelchair is to someone who has trouble walking, so electronic video magnification technology is to someone who has trouble seeing.” -Scott Krug, President, New England Low Vision and Blindness As recently published in the New England Low Vision and Blindness white paper ‘You’ve been diagnosed with Macular…

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Maine Ingenuity in the workshop

Our client Leon Vlasak from Maine, has come up with some very creative ways to use low vision technology for woodworking. Leon uses FDR—the very 1st CCTV from our supplier Optelec—with the Acrobat Long arm in some amazing ways.  Earlier this year he “splurged” on a flat screen. He also created a wheeled base as…

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Job Opening: Assistive Technology Specialist & Trainer

New England Low Vision and Blindness (NELVB) is growing and looking to hire an Assistive Technology Specialist & Trainer – an exciting full-time, salaried position! The Assistive Technology Specialist & Trainer teaches consumers who are blind and visually impaired, as well as those who work with them, to use assistive technology in schools, businesses, homes,…

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