DeafBlind Awareness Month: “What Did You Say About Frogs”?: Deafblindness, An Incomplete Introduction 

Editor’s note: Are you an individual who is DeafBlind or interested in learning about deafblindness? George Stern, a deafblind Afro-Caribbean immigrant who’s interested in all things food, linguistic, and social justice, shares his perspective on living with deafblindess.    Several lifetimes ago, during my long and illustrious career as the best class project ever (I routinely … Continued

DeafBlind Awareness Week: Celebrating Helen Keller: Her life, her achievements, and her indelible influence 

Editor’s note: Amy Lynn Smith shares about Helen Keller’s life and work in recognition of Helen Keller DeafBlind Awareness Week 2022, June 26- July 2. May we remember Helen’s legacy and recognize how, even today, those who are blind, low vision, or DeafBlind are influenced by her legacy.  The story of Helen Keller has been … Continued

Dicapta: Spanish Audio Description Services and Technology for Accessibility (Including Emergency Alerts) 

Are you or a loved one a Spanish speaker who is blind, low vision, or deafblind? Read on to learn about an organization that makes audiovisual content and emergency alerts accessible to Spanish speakers with sensory disabilities.  Have you ever wondered how people who are blind or low vision watch television shows and movies? Or maybe you’ve … 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

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

Vision Rehabilitation Therapy: The Best Kept Secret 

Over the years, I’ve heard clients say, “You people are the best kept secret.” When I’ve mentioned this to others in the profession, they inevitably smile, and say, “Oh yeah, I’ve had clients say that too.” Too me, it is rewarding and sad to hear clients say vision rehabilitation therapists (VRT’s) are the best kept … Continued