Fostering Eye Health Awareness: Practical Ways to Support Loved Ones with Low Vision

Fostering Eye Health Awareness: Practical Ways to Support Loved Ones with Low Vision Uncategorized

Understanding Low Vision and its Impact Supporting loved ones with low vision involves understanding the challenges they face due to significant visual impairment that standard eyeglasses, contact lenses, medication, or surgery cannot fully correct. This condition hampers their ability to carry out daily activities, often causing frustration and a potential decline in their quality of…

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Decoding Workplace Eye Wellness: Essential Strategies for Visually Impaired Employees

Decoding Workplace Eye Wellness: Essential Strategies for Visually Impaired Employees Uncategorized

In recognition of Workplace Eye Wellness Month, we underscore the importance of cultivating a supportive environment for employees with visual impairments. Navigating the workplace presents unique challenges for visually impaired individuals, ranging from accessing information to ensuring physical safety in the office. As the leading assistive technology provider and trainer, we understand these challenges intimately…

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A Comprehensive Review of the Best iOS Apps for Visual Assistance: Expert Insights and Top Picks

A Comprehensive Review of the Best iOS Apps for Visual Assistance: Expert Insights and Top Picks Resources Tech Tips Technology Uncategorized

At New England Low Vision and Blindness, we understand the importance of accessible technology for individuals who are visually impaired. As the leading assistive technology provider and trainer in the region, we are committed to offering life-changing resources that bring hope, independence, and improved quality of life. In this comprehensive review, we are focusing on…

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Reimagining Accessibility: Top iOS Apps for Low Vision Users

Reimagining Accessibility: Top iOS Apps for Low Vision Users Tech Tips Uncategorized

At New England Low Vision and Blindness, we are dedicated to empowering individuals with low vision by providing access to cutting-edge assistive technology and resources. We understand the challenges faced by low vision users, and we are committed to helping them navigate their digital world with greater ease and independence. In our efforts to bring…

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Support Networks for Those Affected by Glaucoma: Fostering Resilience and Connection

Support Networks for Those Affected by Glaucoma: Fostering Resilience and Connection Uncategorized

Glaucoma, a progressive eye condition, can be a life-altering diagnosis impacting not only an individual’s vision but also their emotional well-being. As a leading provider of assistive technology and training for those who are visually impaired, we at New England Low Vision and Blindness understand the importance of a strong support network for individuals and…

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Advancements in Glaucoma Research: Unveiling Potential Pathways for Future Therapies

Advancements in Glaucoma Research: Unveiling Potential Pathways for Future Therapies Uncategorized

Glaucoma, a progressive disease that can result in vision loss, affects millions of people worldwide. With early detection and proper care, its progression can be slowed down and damage to the optic nerve can be minimized. Our comprehensive Glaucoma Guide provides valuable information on the warning signs, symptoms, and different types of glaucoma. In this…

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Embracing Life with Glaucoma: Top Strategies for Vision Adaptation

Embracing Life with Glaucoma: Top Strategies for Vision Adaptation Uncategorized

Living with glaucoma can be challenging, but at New England Low Vision and Blindness, we believe that adapting to changes in vision can lead to a fulfilling life. Our mission is to provide life-changing resources and leading-edge assistive technology to help individuals with visual impairments maintain their independence, continue their daily routines, and embrace life…

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How Google’s Lookout app helps users with low vision

How Google's Lookout app helps users with low vision Uncategorized

Google recently announced a host of new Android accessibility services and features, including handwriting recognition on the Lookout app. Earlier this week, Google announced some new Android features that would help users do more with their phones. Keeping in mind people with motor and speech disabilities, Google announced “Camera Switches” and “Project Activate” — two…

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McDonald’s installs Vispero technology in kiosks for blind, low vision customers

McDonald’s installs Vispero technology in kiosks for blind, low vision customers Uncategorized Announcements News

McDonald’s has selected Vispero’s assistive technology to provide blind and low vision customers with an accessible kiosk experience, according to a press release. Vispero’s JAWS Kiosk has already been deployed to select McDonald’s U.S. company-owned restaurants, as well as newly deployed kiosks in U.S. franchise locations. Creating an accessible and usable kiosk experience for McDonald’s…

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Apple previews powerful software updates designed for people with disabilities

Apple previews powerful software updates designed for people with disabilities Uncategorized

CUPERTINO, CALIFORNIA  Apple announced powerful software features designed for people with mobility, vision, hearing, and cognitive disabilities. These next-generation technologies showcase Apple’s belief that accessibility is a human right and advance the company’s long history of delivering industry-leading features that make Apple products customizable for all users. Later this year, with software updates across all…

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Vision Tests: Visual Acuity Test and Amsler Grid

Vision Tests: Visual Acuity Test and Amsler Grid Uncategorized

A diagnosis of macular degeneration is made as a result of a comprehensive dilated eye exam, which includes a variety of tests, including a visual acuity test and Amsler grid. Taken together, along with photographs and scans of the back of the eye, the information provided by these tests gives your eye doctor an idea of your eye…

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Clement J. Krug, Sr. Award – We need your help

Clement J. Krug, Sr. Award - We need your help Uncategorized

First and foremost, we want to express our best wishes for everyone’s good health as we navigate through this changing environment. As you might recall, New England Low Vision and Blindness is currently conducting the Clement J. Krug, Sr. Award, established to recognize a student who exemplifies a Let’s Go Attitude.  The winner of the…

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