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

Enjoying Summer Events When Blind or Low Vision and Using a White Cane

by Melanie Peskoe and Maribel Steel Summer is a time of year filled with outdoor gatherings. Generally, they involve food, drinks, lots of sitting and chatting, and perhaps even some games on the lawn. Typically, the meal is potluck style where everyone brings their favorite dish to share, and drinks are served in those ever-present … Continued

The Social Determinants of Health and Older Americans Month 

Social Determinants of Health (SDOH) are a heavy topic for a blog post. So why write about them? It’s Older Americans month and it is important for people to understand the major factors that shape their lives and affect them as they grow older.  This post will discuss how these factors intersect with losing vision … Continued

Perspectives on Parenting When Blind or Low Vision

   by Dayle Kane and Elizabeth Sammons                     Editor’s note: Just in time for Mother’s Day, two APH VisionAware peers contribute their considerations, advice, tips, and tricks for other parents or prospective parents who are blind or low vision.  Elizabeth counts the costs of parenting   I never wanted children. My international life felt complete without … Continued

Age My Way: Celebrate Older Americans Month in May

The Administration on Community Living (ACL), who administers the Older Americans Act (OAA),recently announced the theme for Older Americans Month (May 2022) is Age My Way. The theme epitomizes ways older adults can remain in and stay involved with their communities. This theme is especially relevant for older people adjusting to vision changes, who often … Continued

Healthy Vision Month: Learn About Age-Related Eye Conditions

It’s Older Americans Month as well as Healthy Vision Month. This year’s Healthy Vision Month focus is on protecting vision together as a family and finding out about resources for access to eye care. In preparation for Healthy Vision Month, Dr. Sefy Paulose recently updated our eye conditions section, and Dr. Paulose will be presenting … Continued

Look For a Fun Fidget? Try Origami!

by Lisamaria Martinez  Origami of two birds Editor’s Note:  Origami, the Japanese art of paper folding offers a great crafty way to create art and keep your hands busy just about anywhere!  Lisamaria Martinez has created instructions for the blind and visually impaired to be able to join in the fun!  If you want to … Continued

Celebrate National Library Week with a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist

Get Ready to Read This Month at Your Local Library The week of April 3 through 9, 2022 is National Library Week. Also. Vision Rehabilitation Therapist Awareness Week is the week of April 14. This is the perfect time to team up with the local library and a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) to learn more … Continued