January Is Glaucoma Awareness Month

VisionAware partners with the National Eye Health Education Program (NEHEP) to provide important resources and updated information about glaucoma and other eye conditions.  According to NEHEP, glaucoma is a leading cause of vision loss and blindness in the United States, and it has no early symptoms. Therefore, half of those who have glaucoma are not … Continued

Accessible Devices for Managing Medications with Low or No Vision

by Kim Ladd, RN, BS, CPHQ, CDCES Editor’s note: Please join us for our upcoming webinar on Resources for Managing Medications with Low or No Vision, January 19, 2022 from 5:00 to 6:30 p.m. eastern. Please register. ACVREP credit will be offered.   Effectively Managing Medications If you have a chronic disease, like diabetes, effectively managing … Continued

VisionAware Highlights for 2021

Topics That Have Resonated with Readers   COVID-19, of course, is the big news anywhere you turn, and VisionAware has responded to this crisis for people who are blind or visually impaired by offering content on staying safe, finding transportation, maintaining your household, and looking out for your eyes. VisionAware uses tags for our blog content and has a great search function, so you should be able to find … Continued

How VisionAware Can Help People New to Vision Loss

Editor’s note: Several VisionAware peer advisors share their personal perspectives on getting started with vision loss. They encourage you to watch our new video about VisionAware and the resources that the site provides to people with vision loss, family members, and professionals. Also be sure to check out the Getting Started Guide, which provides excellent tips for living with vison loss.  Lenore Dillon  When I became a Vision Rehabilitation Therapist (VRT) … Continued

Brazilian Jiu Jitsu– My Preferred Martial Art for Self Defense

by Marana Vradenburg, VisionAware Peer Advisor Several years ago, I was walking home from the gym thinking about where I wanted to take my fitness journey. At the time, I was following a bodybuilding type program, and although I was getting stronger and improving my physique, I was feeling that it wasn’t very functional for me. I had been considering trying CrossFit since it seemed new and challenging but wasn’t sure. A staff member at … Continued

New to Vision Loss and Feeling Overwhelmed—Post Two in Getting Started Series

By Sharon Hughey, ConnectCenter I&R Specialist Sometimes, when I’m overwhelmed or confused, I like to stop and ask myself these four questions:  What do I think? What do I feel?  What do I need? What do I want?  Once I know the answers to these questions, I am in a better position to ask for assistance from the people … Continued

Learning Braille Solo

Did you grow up reading print and now find yourself not able to read it very well or maybe not at all? Do you miss the freedom that reading gives you? Are you curious about learning to read braille, but have no idea where to start? Well, keep reading for information about a great resource … Continued

The APH ConnectCenter Transition Hub Launch

August is an exciting time here at the APH ConnectCenter as we announce the new look of our rebranded websites (FamilyConnect, APH CareerConnect, and VisionAware) and the launch of the brand-new website: APH ConnectCenter Transition Hub.  Our new look is dynamic, high contrast with our websites still offering a wealth of curated resources on all aspects of living, learning, and working with vision loss. You will have the ability … Continued