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

Visually Impaired Viewers Have a Jolly Good Time Watching Audio Described Holiday Movies

Watching Movies Is Part of The Holiday Season Cuddling up with a mug of hot cocoa or the classic holiday three flavor popcorn tin on the sofa and watching a slew of Christmas movies is the perfect way to get into the holiday spirit. Everyone knows that watching a heartwarming holiday flick is one of … Continued

Cooking for the Holidays When You Are Blind or Visually Impaired

Whether you’re making a meal, taking a dish to a party, preparing treats to have on hand if visitors drop in, or creating gifts to please the palette, with proper planning these don’t have to be holiday stressors!  What to Fix   With low or no vision, what is your skill level?  By evaluating what you can easily do, you can … Continued

2021 Holiday Gift Ideas for People Who Are Blind or Low Vision

Compiled by Katie Frederick, VisionAware Digital Content Manager Editor’s Note: For more ideas about gifting to your friends and family with vision loss, register for the free gift giving webinar, Friday, November 19, 2021 starting at 5:00 p.m. eastern. VisionAware Peer Advisors and special guest presenters will share their favorite holiday gift giving ideas. The … Continued

Solving Problems in the Bakery as a Visually Impaired Employee

Kneading Dough and Seeking Out Baker’s Dozen When I accepted the position at the bakery, discussed in my recent blog post on job hunting, I knew challenges would rise – just like bread!  But the Human Resources manager assured me, “Your supervisor will work with you.”  With a ‘can-do’ attitude, I figured I couldn’t go wrong. Could I?  In theory, I was not afraid of rolling up my sleeves and working with my colleagues to make them aware … Continued

November 11 is Veterans Day

November 11 is Veterans Day, and VisionAware is honoring the veterans who have served us throughout the years, as well as highlighting the services that are available for veterans with vision loss. Services for Veterans with Vision Loss These services are housed in Blind Rehabilitation Services (BRS) at the U.S. Department of Veterans Affairs (VA). … Continued

November is Diabetes Month

Diabetic eye disease is a leading cause of blindness and often has no early warning signs. Early detection, timely treatment, and appropriate follow-up care are critical to prevent vision  loss.  During National Diabetes Month, the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) encourages you to learn how people with diabetes can protect their vision.   VisionAware provides you with information on managing your diabetes, including if you have vision loss through diabetic … Continued

Understanding the Different Types of Diabetes Medications Can Help Improve Your Health

by Kim Ladd, RN, CDCES, CPHQ Editor’s note: For National Diabetes Month, the VisionAware is offering a three-part series on diabetes medications. This series offers two pre-recorded presentations on diabetes medications along with a virtual webinar Q&A “chat” with presenter and Diabetes Educator, Kim Ladd, about the information she shares in Parts 1 and 2 of this series. The live Q&A will be held on November 17 … Continued