If you have patients who are no longer treatable with surgery, injections, spectacles or low vision optometric care – We Can Help! In addition to our Top 10 technology products below, our Ophthalmic Resource For Untreatable Patients is designed to supplement Ophthalmic care.  We work alongside Ophthalmologists and Low Vision Doctors, supplementing ophthalmic care by helping patients who…

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Apple’s head of accessibility on the company's determination to make gadgets that work for everyone Tech Tips Technology

How Apple ensures its tech and services work for everyone, regardless of their needs As one of the world’s premier tech companies, Apple has a whole lot of people using its products around the world. Earlier this year, CEO Tim Cook confirmed there were in fact 1.4 billion active Apple devices, including iPhones, iPods, Macs,…

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Americans with disabilities have $200 billion in spending power. Comcast isn’t leaving them behind. Technology

James Baldwin thought he’d never see his granddaughter’s face again.  The 18-year Army veteran started to lose his vision three years ago from an injury he suffered in the Gulf War. He lost his left eye and was left with limited vision in his right, reducing his sight to light and shadows. He can see…

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Tips and tricks to start your new year right with Alexa Smart Homes Tech Tips Technology Uncategorized

After a record-breaking holiday season for Amazon Devices, we’ve compiled a few tips and tricks from someone who knows how to make your homework harder for you. Customers worldwide purchased tens of millions Amazon Devices this holiday—and they’ll be getting set up heading into 2020. Customers love their devices for features like timers, weathers, music,…

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IrisVision Wants To Be More Than An Assistive Device For The Visually Impaired News Technology

It Wants To Diagnose And Treat Patients Too! When you’re visually impaired, you get excited about two things: breakthroughs in science that could  lead to a treatment, and technology that can improve or enhance your vision until that breakthrough comes. As someone who lives with retinitis pigmentosa (a retinal degeneration where the photoreceptors gradually stop…

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Free $100 Gift Card Announcements Care News Technology Top Choices Training

Are you looking for the perfect gift for a loved one how is legally blind or has low vision, but not sure what to choose?* You’re In Luck – New England Low Vision & Blindness Now Offers Gift Certificates AND this Free $100 Gift Card will get you started! (Limited supply, while supplies last, certain…

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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! 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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Using UPC Bar Codes and Quick Response (QR) Codes for Accessible Identification Resources Tech Tips Technology

For several decades, the Universal Product Code (UPC)—a strip of vertical black bars with white spaces printed on product packages—has helped speed our way through checkout lines, where cashiers use special laser wands to scan the codes. Each UPC (also commonly referred to as a “bar code”) corresponds to a unique 12-digit number that is…

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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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Accessible Identification Systems for People Who Are Blind or Visually Impaired Resources Tech Tips Technology

As someone with a visual impairment, you will be faced with the question “What is this?” many times throughout the day. Often the answer is obvious (a fork); sometimes the answer comes with some comparison (an AA battery versus an AAA battery). Sometimes you can only make a partial identification (you know it’s a disk,…

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The Benefits of Using a GPS Mobile Navigation App Designed for People with Visual Impairments Resources Tech Tips Technology

All three of the GPS navigation apps described in our <previous post> above offer or link to a full suite of the basic navigation features, including the ability to determine your current location, browse and search nearby POIs, set a favorite place, create a travel route to your destination, and find your way using turn-by-turn…

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