The ConnectCenter Information and Referral Line: A Lifeline for People with Vision Loss

Editor’s note: This post was written by Alan Lovell, Information and Referral Coordinator for the APH ConnectCenter. Alan often receives calls that are especially good examples of what we strive to do in the ConnectCenter and from time to time he’ll share them here on the blog. I receive calls to the APH ConnectCenter’s I&R … Continued

October 7: Ageism Awareness Day

The American Society on Aging is promoting this day to help reframe how we talk about aging and older people in a society where ageism is pervasive. Modeled after the United Nation’s International Day of Older Persons celebrated on Oct. 1, Ageism Awareness Day provides an opportunity to draw attention to the existence and impact of ageism … Continued

NDEAM: Suitable and Stylish Work Attire

Editor’s note:  It’s National Disability Employment Awareness Month (NDEAM)! Let’s look at curating a workplace wardrobe that is tailored to your career, comfort, and style. What Do I Wear to Work? You landed the job (Congratulations!) and you’re wondering what you’ll wear to work, or you’re a seasoned professional who’s looking to refresh your workplace wardrobe. … Continued

Hispanic Heritage and Albinism: Celebrating Diversity

by Amy Lynn Smith Editor’s note: Kayla Ludlow is a proud Latina who has low vision due to albinism. Having fair skin and hair, Kayla shares that those she meets don’t initially believe she is Hispanic. Kayla utilizes social media to educate the public on diversity. Kayla Ludlow loves being a Latina. She’s proud of … Continued

Additional Disabilities: When Blindness Isn’t the Only Barrier in Dog Guide Training

by Alexis Read Editor’s note: Alexis Read shares the importance of selecting a dog guide school that will tailor training and tools to your specific abilities.  I was born with a visual impairment and other disabilities that affected me physically and neurologically.  My visual impairment hinders both my central and peripheral vision, which causes complications … Continued

An Introduction to APH Huntington: A Program to Enhance Resources and Outcomes for a Rural Area

APH Huntington Launches In July 2020, the American Printing House for the Blind launched APH Huntington – a new program developed to provide technology and other trainings to people who are blind or low vision in Cabell and Wayne Counties in West Virginia. With an inaugural grant from the James H. and Alice Teubert Charitable … Continued

Social Isolation and Loneliness: Major Risks Factors for Older People

Social isolation and loneliness are major concerns for older people in general but have particular significance for older people who are blind or low vision, as detailed in a recent article on VisionAware. What Do We Mean by Social Isolation and Loneliness? Social isolation has two components: physical and social. It occurs when people are … Continued