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Keeping It Open and Honest: My Take on Vision Loss

By Bill Boules  I first want to say how much of an honor it is to be writing this post for the APH ConnectCenter. The American Printing House for the Blind (APH) has been with me throughout my life providing support for the things I have needed most. Every time I opened a book, whether large print or braille, I found the name of this amazing organization as the first thing … Continued

All About Diabetes

Editor’s note: Be sure to register for our upcoming webinar on diabetes basics on April 14 from 4:00PM to 5:30PM ET. by Kim Ladd, RN, BS, CPHQ, CDCES According to the Centers for Disease Control (CDC), 2020 National Diabetes Statistics Report, 34.2 million Americans, which is just over 1 in 10 people, have diabetes and … Continued

COVID-19,Vaccines, Transportation: Helpful Information for People with Vision Loss

By Pris Rogers and Judy Shanley, Ph.D. We are all concerned these days about what to do about getting a vaccine for COVID-19. Visual impairment adds to the stress and difficulty involved in registering to get vaccinated as well as obtaining transportation for the vaccine. In this post we provide some suggestions to help you and … Continued

Low Vision Exam. What is it? Who Needs it? What Comes Next?

Editor’s note: Join us on March 31, 2021, @ 1:00 pm (EST), for the first a series of two webinars in which Dr. Alexis G. Malkin, OD, FAAO, and David Bradburn from HumanWare will discuss the importance of routine eye exams, low vision exams, and showcase low vision devices.  by Dr. Alexis G. Malkin, OD and David Bradburn, AT Specialist, HumanWare As we age, our … Continued

Book Review of Fifty Years of Walking with Friends

   By Liz Bottner, VisionAware Peer Advisor VisionAware Peer Advisor Deanna Quietwater Noriega‘s first book-Fifty Years of Walking with Friends brings the reader along on an authentic, captivating journey with the author as she learns to navigate the world accompanied by her nine guide dogs. The partnership with each guide is described in detail, with more than half of the book being … Continued

Vision loss: It’s a Family Matter

by Sylvia Stinson-Perez, MSW., Director of Mississippi State University OIB-TAC Editor’s note: Please register for our webinar on March 10 at 2 p.m. eastern, “Vision Loss: It’s a Family Matter.” This panel discussion will give an overview of how families are impacted as their loved one experiences and adjusts to life with vision loss. Specific … Continued

Thanksgiving Memories

Thanksgiving was my favorite day of the year when I was growing up. Every year my grandma (mom’s mom) had Thanksgiving at her home. I can’t say Thanksgiving dinner, because it wasn’t just dinner – it was an all-day event. Journey back with me if you will to a time when there were no cell … Continued