October a Month-Long Celebration of Blindness Awareness

October a Month-Long Celebration of Blindness Awareness News Resources

Mr. Magnifier 5 Handheld Magnifier Special Offer! The Mr. Magnifier 5 Handheld Magnifier with a built-in handle (and) built-in stand is a convenient aid for anyone with low vision. https://nelowvision.com/product/mr-magnifier-5-handheld-magnifier/ Currently on sale for $685 and FREE shipping. Victor Reader Stream New Generation! The Victor Reader Stream is one of the lowest-priced, smallest, smartest, and…

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When Should You Move Close to a Senior Loved One?

When Should You Move Close to a Senior Loved One? Care Resources

More often than not, senior people need our help. They may experience health-related problems, chronic illness, and the inability to perform some self-care tasks. Seniors who find it difficult to navigate simple self-care tasks need someone close to them to assist with their day-to-day tasks. Some are forced to join nursing homes or assisted living…

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Repository of Pandemic Stimulus Funding Options for Students

Repository of Pandemic Stimulus Funding Options for Students Resources

New England New England Low Vision and Blindness is pleased to provide the following resources of grants and funding options available for students who have been impacted by COVID-19. (If you know of other stimulus funding resources that are not included, please send us an email at info@nelowvision.com.) Federal Grant Programs: (Remember to word search…

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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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Is your software up-to-date?

Is your software up-to-date? Resources Software Upgrades

Did you know you receive a discount when ordering from New England Low Vision and Blindness Here are the current versions of the most popular low vision and blindness products: JAWS Developed to help the active computer user (of all ages) with vision loss and inability to see the computer screen or use a mouse.…

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Improve vision with these items

Improve vision with these items Macular Degeneration Care Resources

Sight is a precious gift that enables a person to enjoy the world in a unique way. Yet many people are born with complete or partial vision loss, while others’ vision slowly dissipates over time. Macular conditions include age-related macular degeneration (AMD), which leads to a loss of both central vision and the ability to…

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MIGS: A New Option for Patients with Glaucoma

MIGS: A New Option for Patients with Glaucoma Glaucoma Care Resources

It is estimated that over 3 million Americans over the age 40 have glaucoma, and it is said that half the people living with this disease are unaware they have it. Glaucoma is also the second leading cause of blindness worldwide. MIGS: A New Option for Patients with Glaucoma Minimally invasive glaucoma surgical procedures (MIGS)…

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Smarter Balanced Assessment Testing

Smarter Balanced Assessment Testing News Announcements Education Resources Technology Top Choices

The Smarter Balanced Assessment testing is just around the corner. Are you prepared to support students who require a braille accommodation?  In a testing situation, a test administrator and a student will use a secure browser environment that supports both automatic and on-demand requests for embossing. If you are not we are here to help!…

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5 Common Eye Problems – Early Signs & Symptoms to Look For

5 Common Eye Problems - Early Signs & Symptoms to Look For Resources Glaucoma

Our eyes are one of our most precious possessions. We use them to see world around us, and rely on them for many everyday activities. That’s why it’s important to take care of our eyes, and to be aware of any problems that might occur. In this article, we’ll discuss five of the most common…

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Navigating The City With A Visual Impairment

Navigating The City With A Visual Impairment Resources

What’s it like to navigate the city with a visual impairment? Meet Christine Christine is a Pennsylvania Licensed Social Worker and started a non-profit, Purple House Project PA, to strengthen, empower and transition women who experience Intimate Partner Violence. A single mom living with Stargardt Disease, Christine shares her experiences on the importance of accommodations, the impact of…

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A New Diagnosis, Where to Start?

A New Diagnosis, Where to Start? Resources Macular Degeneration

In the world of macular degeneration, there are so many ‘new things’ to learn about that it can start to feel really confusing. New words, new phrases, new doctors, new items added to our to-do lists (and not-to-do lists as well)??? We quickly find ourselves wondering where to start with our research. Navigating our new…

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Top 20 Apps For People With Low Vision – From the Carroll Center Tech Fair

Top 20 Apps For People With Low Vision - From the Carroll Center Tech Fair Tech Tips Resources Technology

At the end of 2020, the Carroll Center Virtual Technology Fair took place.  One of the many valuable pieces of information presented was the Must Have Apps of 2020, to help people with low vision.   In case you missed it….. With a seemingly endless number of apps available in the App Store, it can…

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