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I’m Scared to Live Alone with Macular Degeneration

I’m Scared to Live Alone with Macular Degeneration Care Macular Degeneration Resources Smart Homes Training

“I live alone and worry about what’s going to happen to me.” This is not only a concern for those who have macular degeneration but for many people with perfect vision, especially those of a ‘certain’ age, ie. seniors. Living alone and being alone People live alone by choice or by circumstances. Decisions made when…

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New England Low Vision and Blindness Gift Certificates

New England Low Vision and Blindness Gift Certificates Care News Resources

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a loved one who is legally blind or has low vision, but not sure what to choose? New England Low Vision & Blindness Now Offer Gift Certificates! Our gift certificates are the perfect gift for your loved one with vision loss to spend on any of our…

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Other Tools for Accessible Identification

Other Tools for Accessible Identification Resources Tech Tips Technology

As we mentioned in the last section of this guide, you can use both UPCs and QR codes to help with identifying consumer products and any other items you might care to tag. But what if the item is not tagged with either a UPC or QR code? Happily, there are other mobile resources you…

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Meet Ethan Thiseth – Making the Grade Using the MagniLink TAB!

Meet Ethan Thiseth - Making the Grade Using the MagniLink TAB! Resources Technology

During the Summer of 2019, Kimberly Cline at LVI America had the privilege of meeting Ethan Thiseth from North Dakota. He was enjoying his summer, but he took some time out to test-drive our newest product the MagniLink TAB.  Kimberly could tell right away what a unique young man Ethan is. He learned how to…

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VoiceOver and Braille Bugs In iOS 13

VoiceOver and Braille Bugs In iOS 13 Announcements News Resources

This article was written and published by AppleVis. OS 13 will be released to the public on 19 September, 2019. This post contains details of the VoiceOver and braille bugs which we believe to have been introduced in iOS 13; as well as details of the pre-existing bugs which we believe have been resolved. As…

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Identifying US Currency For People Who Are Visually Impaired

Identifying US Currency For People Who Are Visually Impaired Resources Tech Tips Technology

The United States is the only country that prints all denominations of currency in the same size. The US and Switzerland are the only two countries that use the same colors for all of their various bills. Needless to say, this sameness of size and color make it impossible for a blind person to locate…

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Three Blindness-Aware Mobile Navigation Apps

Three Blindness-Aware Mobile Navigation Apps Resources Tech Tips Technology

Most GPS navigation platforms do not include a full set of features and functions for traveling with a cane or guide dog. In this section, we will introduce you to three mobile GPS navigation apps, one for Google Android and the other two for Apple iOS, which ave been designed from the ground up to…

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National Low Vision Wearable Glasses Month

National Low Vision Wearable Glasses Month News Resources

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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