Comcast made a VR version of its Xfinity Stream app for visually impaired users Uncategorized

NuEyes‘ VR magnifying device now comes pre-installed with the Xfinity Stream app. Comcast has teamed up with wearable tech startup NuEyes to help people with low vision see more of the TV shows and movies they enjoy. Under the partnership, the company’s Xfinity Stream app, which gives users access to live TV and On Demand content, will…

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IrisVision and Samsung Announce Partnership Uncategorized

IrisVision and Samsung announce partnership to bring clinically validated vision technologies to over 200 million low vision patients globally. This partnership, along with its global channels and partner network, will also enable the next generation of IrisVisionproducts to diagnose and treat conditions remotely anywhere in the world. PLEASANTON, Calif., Jan. 7, 2020 /PRNewswire/ — Samsung Electronics, Co., ltd.…

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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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All Hands On Deck Uncategorized

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 Uncategorized

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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Online Shopping and Banking: Accessibility for People with Visual Impairments Resources Tech Tips Technology Uncategorized

Whether you are employed, receiving Social Security retirement or disability payments, or living off your savings and investments, as a person with a visual impairment you are just as much a consumer as anyone else. You need to shop for groceries, clothing, furniture, pots, and pans the same as everyone else you know. You may…

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David Keeler Interviewed on Radio Station WICC600 Uncategorized

On December 13, 2018, New England Low Vision and Blindness General Manager, David Keeler participated in a live, in-studio radio interview on WICC600 AM with popular morning show host, Tony Reno. During the interview, Mr. Keeler had the opportunity to educate the listeners in Southern CT on the many resources at New England Low Vision and…

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NELVB Christmas Party 2018 Uncategorized

On Friday, December 7th 2018 the New England Low Vision and Blindness team took time to celebrate the holidays at our annual Christmas Party, hosted by Scott and Sharon Krug. “I am fortunate to have such a dedicated and caring team to help us deliver exceptional service to our clients.” said Scott Krug, President, New England…

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New England Low Vision and Blindness was proud to support White Cane Day Uncategorized

New England Low Vision and Blindness was a proud exhibitor at White Cane Day, Worcester Massachusetts, October 17, 2018 At the Worcester Public Library, many sighted community leaders put on a blindfold and walked with through the city streets with a white cane and a sighted guide to better experience how to make improvements for greater walking…

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Massachusetts Commission for the Blind Invites you to White Cane Safety Day Uncategorized

MCB would like to take the opportunity to invite you to their annual White Cane Safety Day, which will be held at the Massachusetts State House on Tuesday, October 16th, from 10:00 AM to 12:00 PM. International White Cane Day, which is on October 15th, celebrates the independence of white canes and raise public awareness…

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Jordy Low Vision Glasses - New Head Strap Uncategorized

Introducing the newly redesigned Jordy Head Strap This new head strap almost makes Jordy a new product! New Head Strap Features Include: Fully adjustable for a customized fit. Eliminates pressure on the nose Comfortably wear for extended periods of time. Flip up feature for seamless access to peripheral vision Removes all pressure from nose. Easy…

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Funding Support for Massachusetts Commission for the Blind Uncategorized

*ACTION ALERT* Your help is needed! Please Ask Your state Representative and Senator to Support the Senate Version of the MCB Budget (line item 4110-1000) to  preserve Services for the Massachusetts Commission for the Blind at an already significantly reduced level. I ask you to support our highest priority — to properly fund the Massachusetts…

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